Canceled the Basel ATP 500, the tennis map is still fracturing, it is shrinking when thinking about playing tennis competitions in the rest of the year.
A few days ago, the General Administration of Sport of China (government agency responsible for sports in the Asian country) had already announced that it will not host international sporting events until 2021.
Thus, the men’s circuit, which had not yet announced the entire full schedule, lost four tournaments in a single announcement: two ATP 250 (Chengdu and Zhuhai), one ATP 500 (Beijing) and one Masters 1000 (Shanghai).
With this panorama, and focused on the most important tournaments, the August calendar has canceled the Toronto M1000, but the ATP 500 in Washington, an M1000 to play now in New York and the US Open, also in the Great, are still standing. Apple.
For September, the Masters 1000 in Madrid and Rome, Saint Petersburg (250), Roland Garros and Sofia (250) continue to stand while the ATP 250 in Metz, Chengdu and Zhuhai were canceled.
October? A mystery, with the Beijing and Tokyo ATP 500s canceled, Shanghai Masters 1000s also removed from the calendar, and Basel, now canceled. Moscow, Antwerp, Stockholm (250) and Vienna (500) still stand.
By November the M1000 in Paris and the ATP Finals would be played in London.
Thus, each tournament is very important for that race to London taking into account that Miami, Indian Wells, Monte Carlo, Wimbledon, the Barcelona ATP 500, Queen’s, Halle, Hamburg will no longer be played, and that only the Open of Australia and 4 other ATP 500s: Rotterdam, Rio, Dubai and Acapulco.