The director of the tournament in Washington, Mark Ein, assured that they are aware of the great responsibility they have for hosting the first tournament in the resumption of the ATP circuit.
The ATP 500 category tournament in Washington begins on August 14 and will be in charge of inaugurating the resumption of the circuit, suspended since mid-March due to the coronavirus crisis.
“We see this as a great honor and a great responsibility,” Ein told Tennis Majors portal. “We fully recognize the special setting that this tournament has,” he added.
The Washington tournament will open a mini cement tour in the United States, followed by the Cincinnati Masters 1000, which will be played at the Flushing Meadows facilities, where a week later, if everything goes according to plan, the US Open will be held.
“The biggest possible disaster will be if the tournament was canceled a week earlier, when all the players are already here. We have spent a lot of money, so it would be bad for everyone. We are constantly analyzing the situation to make sure it makes sense. “Ein assured.
Once this tour is over, the brick dust tour will start in Europe, with the dispute of the tournaments of Kitzbühel, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros.