The eleventh version of the Open Sud de France ought to happen however, following the new dates for the Australian Open, the occasion will in all probability be held in the wake of the Grand Slam, from Sunday 21 to Sunday 28 February.
As the yr 2020 comes to an end, of which the Covid-19 has largely plucked the calendar and modified dates, together with that of Roland-Garros postponed to September, the authorities of worldwide tennis are at the moment lively in the implementation of the calendar for the yr 2021 with the many questions that we think about due to this similar pandemic context.
And after many lengthy weeks of changes, the ATP was in a position to talk the program ten days in the past, a minimum of till the Australian Open which was postponed to the interval of 8 to February 21.
A date to validate
It was in the wake of the latter that the Open Sud de France was often held, the tenth “anniversary” version of which ended on Sunday February 9 with a hit by Gaël Monfils at the expense of the Canadian Vasek Pospisil. The different aspect of the coin of this calendar state, the Swiss Stan Wawrinka had thus given up becoming a member of the Hérault … after his success at the Australian Open in 2014.
In the present state of issues and whereas the board of Andrea Gaudenzi, boss of ATP, met on Monday and the dates might be communicated on Tuesday, the certainty is that the double set off will happen at Delray-Beach (United States) and Antalya (Turkey) from January 5 to 13.
For the relaxation that pursuits us, the assembly in Montpellier ought to due to this fact be – however the validation will not be but acted -, from Sunday 21 to Sunday 28 February in accordance to the president of the Occitanie League, Pierre Doumayrou. But with the ten ATP 500 and 250, together with the Montpellier one to be squeezed, it isn’t straightforward to juggle as of late.
Still, if the fanatics of the little yellow ball can solely rejoice, the questions are there and won’t be erased in a single day as to the potential to accommodate the public, in diminished dimension or no public of the all at the South of France Arena, in addition to at the Open 13 in Marseille which can observe or virtually in the worldwide calendar (March 8 to 14). If the Montpellier event will due to this fact certainly happen, it’s nonetheless far too early to know the desk and the common context.