Citi Open cancelled due to coronavirus

Nick Kyrgios of Australia won the 2019 Citi Open title after defeating Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the final. - AFP file
Nick Kyrgios of Australia won the 2019 Citi Open title after defeating Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the final. - AFP file

Washington - The tournament was scheduled to restart the men's ATP Tour after the shutdown.



By Reuters

Published: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 6:43 PM

Last updated: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 8:45 PM

The Citi Open in Washington, which was scheduled to restart the men's ATP Tour after the COVID-19 shutdown, has been cancelled for 2020, organisers announced on Tuesday.
The tournament was set to begin on Aug. 14 and serve as a build-up for the US Open but the organisers said concerns about travel restrictions and recent trends in the coronavirus outbreak had led to the decision to scrap the event.
"After months of tireless work by our team and close collaboration with our many stakeholders, we are heartbroken to announce that we must unfortunately postpone the 52nd Citi Open until the summer of 2021," the tournament organisers said.
"... There are too many unresolved external issues, including various international travel restrictions as well as troubling health and safety trends, that have forced us to make this decision now in fairness to our players, suppliers and partners, so that they can have certainty around their planning."


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