The ATP has released a revised provisional schedule 2020 in collaboration with the WTA, ITF, USTA, and FFT. The tournament was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now ATP sets a pathway for the resumption of the Tour first time after a postponement of the professional tennis event.
The redesigned ATP Tour schedule will begin on 14 August 2020 with the tournament Citi Open, it is an ATP 500 event which will happen in Washington, DC, and next week the Cincinnati ATP Masters 1000 Western & Southern Open will be held in New York, USA. The US Open will take place from 31st August to 13 September 13.
After New York tournaments, the Mutua Madrid Open and the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, ATP Masters 1000 will take place on Clay court in Madrid and Rome, respectively. The French Open will be held at Roland Garros in Paris from 27 September to 11 October 2020.
The schedule is subject to change and ongoing health and safety appraisal, international travel and regulatory approval of sporting events are carried out. All tournaments will take place according to strict guidelines regarding wellbeing and safety, social distance, reduction or absence of fans on the site. ATP continues to review all alternatives for extra ATP 500 and 250 competitions to be added to the calendar if situations permit.
ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said that our aim to reschedule several tournaments as possible and save as much of the season. It was a real collaboration and we expect that we can add more tournaments to the schedule as the situation under control. I would like to acknowledge the efforts of our tournaments to function in these difficult times as well as our players who will play under various circumstances. Every step of the way, it is paramount to ensure that the tour restart in a safe environment.
The ATP Challenger Tour will also recommence 17 August 2020, similar to the ITF World Tennis Tour.