Lopez, Santana Share Messages Following Madrid Cancellation
Event to return in 2021 from 2-9 May
Due to the continuing outbreak of COVID-19, the entire professional tennis season is now suspended through 7 June 2020. As a consequence, the 2020 Mutua Madrid Open will not be held.
“We are very disappointed about the cancellation of the tournament, but the health of the fans, players and employees are the most important thing at this time,” said Feliciano Lopez, Tournament Director of the Mutua Madrid Open.
“We have worked very hard in recent months, together with our sponsors to prepare the best event possible, as we do every year, but our priority is the safety of all those that were going to come to the Caja Magica in May. I hope we can overcome this challenge as soon as possible and celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2021.”
“The situation is, without a doubt, the saddest we have experienced during the 19 years of the tournament,” said Manuel Santana, the Mutua Madrid Open’s Honorary President. “These are difficult times and all we can do is ask everyone to be responsible and strong so that we can hope the situation returns to normal as soon as possible”.
Anyone who purchased tickets for the tournament through the Mutua Madrid Open’s official sales channels may request a refund for this year’s event or maintain their seats (identical location and session) for the 2021 tournament at no additional cost or expense.