ATP Announces Update To 2021 Calendar – New York Open Will Not Be Held In 2021
UNIONDALE, NY, December 16, 2020 – The ATP announced today an update to the start of the 2021 ATP Tour calendar, and confirmed that the New York Open will not be held in 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The event was originally scheduled to run February 7 – 14, 2021 at Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum. To view the ATP’s full press announcement visit here.
Statement from Peter Lebedevs, Tournament Director, New York Open:
“The health and safety of our participants, staff and fans is always our top priority at the New York Open, and at present this focus is heightened by the devastating COVID-19 global pandemic. In collaboration with the ATP, we underwent an extensive process evaluating the viability of hosting the New York Open in February 2021.
“Ultimately, with the well-being of our community in mind, and a commitment to strict adherence to current New York state guidelines for professional sporting events and out of state travel, we determined that the logistical and financial impact on the event would be insurmountable. In addition, the shifting professional tennis calendar due to the pandemic significantly impacted the availability of players.
“While we are very disappointed to have to make this decision, we know the more important issue of today is the health and safety of our community. Our thoughts remain with those impacted by COVID-19 and we are forever grateful to the medical professionals that continue to support their communities every day.”
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