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Australian Open 2021: Danger of cancelation due to airline restrictions

July 15, 2020

Written By,

Rui Sousa

Australian Open Tennis 2021

The Australian Open is in danger of cancelation in 2021. This year the Australian Grand Slam was the unique major tournament being played so far, and for sure the one to be played under normal conditions. The coronavirus impacts for the ATP tour are real and produce major changes for the future.

The uncertainties about the virus forced the Australian government to apply some tight security measures and the airlines suffered a big impact. Major companies have canceled all the international flights until March and this plan could be extended until July.

If the restrictions are confirmed, and if the conditions didn´t progress, the Australian Open will also be affected by Covid-19. In the case of professional tennis players didn´t benefit from some especial regime, the Australian Open, the ATP Cup and all events held on Australia will also be canceled.

More European tournaments canceled

Until a decision is made regarding the Australian Open, tennis fans await for the remaining events of the year. There are two Grand Slams still to be played. We talk about the US Open and Roland Garros. Both still have uncertain conditions to be played.

Although the ATP planed to resume competition from August 14, the truth is that the big tournament cancellations continue. The last to do it was the Basel ATP 500. The Swiss tournament would be played between October 23 and November 1. The uncertainty caused by the virus didn’t allow the directors to move forward.

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Written By,

Rui Sousa