All the professional tennis tournaments for men is canceled in the next six weeks because of the fear of the spread of the coronavirus.

The writing tennisarrangøren ATP Thursday on its website.

the ATP’s president, Andrea Gaudenzi, stresses that it has been a difficult decision to make.

– the Decision has not been easy, and it will lead to big loss for our tournaments, players and fans all over the world.

– But we believe that at this point, is a responsible way to respond to, he says to the ATP’s website.

In advance was ” the great american tournament Indian Wells cancelled.

The new announcement means that the tournament, the Miami Open, among other things cancelled.

Cancellations are also hard in addition to a number of large grusturneringer, to be played in march and april.

Grusturneringerne in Houston in the UNITED states, moroccan Marrakesh, Monte-Carlo, Barcelona and Budapest.

Yet there is not come anything new about the conduct of the next grand slam tournament in the calendar, the French Open. Remains to be played in may.

in addition to the major ATP tournaments going aflysningerne also in addition to several Challenger tournaments.

Among other things, is the Challenger-tournament in Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan, where Mikael Torpegaard was one of the participants, terminated and canceled with immediate effect.

With women is nationsstævnet the Fed Cup Finals that would be played in april, has been postponed because of the risk of coronasmitte.

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