The ATP has announced suspension of the men’s professional tennis tour through to June 7, 2020, due to escalating health and safety issues arising from the global outbreak of COVID-19. At this time, all ATP Tour events taking place from June 8 2020 onwards, are still planning to go ahead as per the published schedule.

The affected events in Novak’s schedule are the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome, as well as the Roland Garros, that has been moved to September.

The ATP has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation related to COVID-19, taking advice from medical experts and travel advisors and consulting with all local regulatory authorities, and will continuously review the feasibility of subsequent events in the calendar.

Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman, said: “This is not a decision that was taken lightly and it represents a great loss for our tournaments, players, and fans worldwide. However we believe this is the responsible action needed at this time in order to protect the health and safety of our players, staff, the wider tennis community and general public health in the face of this global pandemic. The worldwide nature of our sport and the international travel required presents significant risks and challenges in today’s circumstances, as do the increasingly restrictive directives issued by local authorities. We continue to monitor this on a daily basis and we look forward to the Tour resuming when the situation improves. In the meantime, our thoughts and well-wishes are with all those that have been affected by the virus.”

The suspension of ATP events takes place with immediate effect.

The ATP Rankings will be frozen throughout this period and until further notice.

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