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Covid-19: US Open promises consultation over change, Wimbledon to go ahead after French Open postponement

  • Mar 18, 2020
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The French Open postponement put the Great Court Courts peace one week after the US Open final and led to clashes with the ATP Championships in Metz, St. Petersburg, Chengdu, Sofia and Zhuhai, as well as WTA events in Guangzhou Seoul, Tokyo, and Wuhan.US  Open organisers responded to their French Open counterparts' decision to move the tennis tournament to September with a statement indirectly criticizing unilateral changes to the Grand Slam schedule.In a move that stunned the world of tennis, the organizers of the French Open today postponed the clay court championship in Roland Garros from May to September 20 to October 20. 4- Because of the pandemic of coronavirus.The change put the championship a week after the US Open final. United States This results in clashes with ATP Championships in Metz, Saint Petersburg, Chengdu, Sofia and Zhuhai, as well as WTA events in Guangzhou, Seoul, Tokyo and Wuhan.The American Tennis Association (USTA) said that there are currently no plans to change the schedule from August 25 to September 13 the US Open and highlighted that no potential changes will be made until after consulting with other interested parties."As the world approaches, we realize that such a decision should not be made unilaterally," the statement said."Therefore, the USTA will only do this in full consultation with other Grand Slam championships, WTA and ATP, ITF and our partners, including the Laver Cup."The Laver Cup exhibition team, promoted by Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, was due to take place from September 25 to 27 in Boston, but will now face the scheduled French Open.Wimbledon tournament organisers said they are still continuing to work on the understanding that Grand Slam grassland stadiums will begin on June 29, while Australian Open tournament organizers continue to work toward the usual start of January for the 2021 version.The ATP Men's Tour, the Women's ATP Tour, and the International Tennis Federation have yet to publicly respond to the move, but some players have turned to social media to criticize the lack of counseling.Canadian Vasek Pospisil, a member of the ATP Players Council, criticized the FFT decision as "selfish" and "arrogant".Post on Twitter: "My problem with the RG decision is the process it was performed in." "The tour should work together if the job is right. Now more than ever."The organizers of the Korean Open tennis tournament said they had not yet heard from the ATP about the effects of the French Open Movement in the tournament, which was to be held in Seoul on September 21 and 27."We are still in talks to adjust the schedule of the Korea Open, but nothing has been decided yet," an official told Reuters. "The schedule will likely change based on adjustments in the ATP calendar."The coronavirus has infected more than 190,000 people and killed more than 7,500 people worldwide.The sport closed in most parts of the world as the ATP Tour announced the suspension and cancellation of the six-week events for the WTA Tour until May 2.The ITF has also suspended all its events, including the new Fed Cup finals next month in Budapest.Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

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Masters 2021 to be Conducted with Limited Attendance

  • Jan 29, 2021
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Fred Ridley, President of Augusta National Golf Club, announced today that the club intends to limit attendance at the 85th Masters, scheduled for April 5-11, 2021. The tournament will be held to health and security standards similar to those previously established in November 2020. With these protocols in place, efforts are being made to include a limited number of users, as long as it can be done safely.“After the successful completion of the Master's tournament last November with only essential staff, we are confident that we can invite a limited number of sponsors to Augusta National in April,” said Ridley. “As with the November Masters program, we will implement practices and policies that will protect the health and safety of all attendees. There is nothing more important and will not be more important than the well-being of everyone involved. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to accommodate a full group of clients this year. , We will continue our efforts to ensure the arrival of everyone who has bought Augusta National tickets in 2022, provided conditions improve. "Additionally, Ridley announced that the club intends to hold the Augusta Women's Amateur National Finals and the Drive, Chip, and Putt Finals as scheduled. Both competitions are also intended to host a small number of sponsors.Augusta National is in the process of contacting all registered ticket holders, and refunds will be issued to customers who have not been selected to attend.Also Read: 6TH ASIAN BEACH GAMES IN SANYA POSTPONED TO APRIL 2021