Swiss Basel Tennis canceled due to coronavirus

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The Swiss International Tennis Tournament, scheduled for October 24 and November 1, has been canceled due to “medical, social and economic uncertainty” in the face of the “Covid-19” epidemic, organizers announced today, Tuesday, July 14.

The organizers said, in a statement, that “the Association of Professional Players has formally approved the cancellation request submitted by Basel, at a time before the session’s management had announced in mid-June that its organization would be irresponsible and unrealistic due to the medical, social and economic uncertainty associated with the health status.”

The 50th edition of the tournament crowned Swiss by Roger Federer will be held 10 times, between 23 and 31 October 2021.

The “Covid-19” epidemic suspended the professional tennis season as of last March.

The Professional Players Association has decided to resume the competitions in the middle of August next in the United States by holding the Washington Games, after which New York will host the competitions of the Cincinnati Masters (1000 points), followed by the Flushing Meadows Championship, the last of the Grand Slam tournaments (from August 31 to September 13) without an audience.

The United States Championship, unlike their usual standings, will be preceded by the French Championship Roland Garros, which was previously postponed from its initial date, and became between September 27 and October 11.