ATP Challenger Tour announces revised schedule

ATP announces four-week provisional schedule for the Challenger Tour, which has been suspended since March due to Coronavirus

0
1520
Steve Johnson won the Challenger event at Indian Wells in March before the tour came to a grinding halt / ATP photo

The ATP Challenger Tour will resume on August 17, 2020 with clay-court events in Prague, Czech Republic and Todi, Italy.

On Friday, the men’s governing body announced a four-week provisional schedule for the Challenger Tour, which has been suspended since March due to Coronavirus.

ALSO READ: Players question tennis in the time of Corona

“The Challenger Tour intends to resume on Monday 17 August, aligning with the resumption of the ATP Tour three days earlier in Washington, D.C.” the ATP statement read.

After nearly five months of absence, the professional tour is inching back to life. Along with the tour events, the US Open and French Open will also be taking place in August and September respectively.

ALSO READ: Revised calendar is unrealistic, says Toni Nadal

While the hard-court Slam will be played behind closed doors, Roland Garros will have about 50-60% of crowd capacity.

The ATP added that keeping in mind the measures related to Covid-19, most of the Challenger events will take place over nine days and feature 32 players in the singles draw and 16 in qualifying.

WIMBLEDON THROWBACK: Edberg bags bragging rights over Becker

LEAVE A REPLY