Finally, the Madrid Masters 1000 will not have its 2020 edition due to the coronavirus pandemic since it will not be possible in September either.
As announced on Monday by the Spanish ABC portal, the Mutua Madrid Open, which had been held from May to September, will finally be officially suspended by the organization in the coming hours.
After the impossibility of organizing it in May, everything was on track to play between September 12 and 20, but Madrid authorities advised the organization to suspend the tournament due to recent outbreaks of coronavirus cases that were registered in the Spanish capital.
Last week, the Community of Madrid sent a letter to its director, Feliciano López, in which he “discourages” the championship from taking place due to the “current situation of increasing cases” in the capital of Spain and the “unknown forecast evolution regarding the pandemic in the city of Madrid “.
The ATP Masters 1000 tournament was going to be played after the United States Open with the confirmed presences of the Spanish Rafael Nadal and the Serbian Novak Djokovic, but now this suspension puts the rest of the European calendar in doubt.
Now only the Masters 1000 in Rome remains, which would be played between September 21 and 27, and Roland Garros would immediately start in France.