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Andrey Rublev won the 2019 edition of the VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

ATP And WTA Moscow Events Cancelled

ATP 250 was due to take place from 19-25 October

The ATP and WTA have today announced the cancellation of the 2020 VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow, due to issues relating to COVID-19.

Cancellation of the ATP 250 event, scheduled to run from 19-25 October, and WTA Premier event, from 26 October-1 November, follows a recent increase in the COVID-19 infection rate in Moscow. As mandated by the Moscow City Administration, the event will no longer be permitted to go ahead in 2020.

Other ATP 250 events in the same week in Antwerp (European Open) and Cologne (Bett1HULKS Championships) are scheduled to proceed as normal. The decision also does not impact staging of the ATP 500 St. Petersburg Open, scheduled for the week prior.

The ATP and WTA look forward to the VTB Kremlin Cup returning in 2021.

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