ATP Announces Updated ATP Challenger Tour Calendar
ATP to monitor ongoing situation related to coronavirus
UPDATED AS OF: 11 March 2020
The ATP announced an updated 2020 ATP Challenger Tour calendar, following the cancellation or postponement of additional events due to continuing concerns over the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
The following events have been postponed:
Jerusalem, Israel (week of 30 March)
Barletta, Italy (week of 6 April – postponed to July)
Anning, China (week of 20 April)
Seoul, South Korea (week of 27 April – postponed to August)
Busan, South Korea (week of 4 May – postponed to August)
Gwangju, South Korea (week of 11 May – postponed to August)
Additionally, the event due to take place in Madrid, Spain (Week of 23 March) was postponed to October following ATP’s agreement to the club’s request.
"The outbreak of the coronavirus continues to cause disruption to many sporting events worldwide,” stated the ATP. “We are liaising with our respective tournaments and local authorities where ATP Tour and ATP Challenger Tour events are played, with the health and safety of staff, players and fans as our top priority. We are in regular contact with our player and tournament members regarding the latest precautionary health measures and guidelines, as well as any travel advisories, and we continue to closely monitor the situation as it evolves."
Elsewhere, the events in Braga, Portugal and Samarkand, Uzbekistan, both scheduled for the 11 May, have been cancelled, while a Challenger 80 event was added in Manzanillo, Mexico (Week of 20 April).
The ATP will continue to monitor the ongoing situation and will communicate any further updates to the calendar in due course.