Posted June 30, 2021 4:40 PM
The organizers of the Auckland event, scheduled for January 2022, have introduced its cancellation attributable to restrictions as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
The tennis world remains to be removed from seeing the tip of the tunnel relating to the coronavirus pandemic … While covid-19 put the ATP and WTA seasons on hiatus for 5 months in 2020 after which induced date modifications and cancellations in 2021, the 2022 season noticed its first cancellation on Wednesday. Indeed, the Auckland event, which historically takes place the primary week of the season for ladies and the second for males won’t happen in somewhat over six months., the organizers introduced in an announcement.
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“Organizers have been working on a series of scenarios in hopes that a tournament will be possible in January, but due to travel restrictions for the more than 250 athletes, officials and staff expected to travel to New Zealand for the event, a positive result was not possible. Tennis Auckland board chairman Simon Vannini is disappointed that the ASB Classic cannot take place in 2022, but he is convinced that tennis in New Zealand will not take place in 2022. will not suffer. “We’re incredibly disappointed that we won’t be able to bring the ASB Classic back to Auckland this summer, but current immigration and quarantine requirements mean it’s just not doable. We are working closely with Tennis NZ on alternative ideas that we believe will thrill tennis fans, and we will continue to ensure that tennis remains one of New Zealand’s favorite sports. We love the ASB Classic as much as our fans, and we will continue to work to bring the ASB Classic back to the fans in 2023, ”continued Vannini. “Serena Williams and Ugo Humbert, who each received the event in January 2020 with out anybody with the ability to think about what was going to occur subsequent, will due to this fact stay the title holders till 2023. Remember that for the reason that begin of the pandemic, 2,742 individuals have examined optimistic for covid-19 in New Zealand and 26 have died.