The Paris Masters and ATP Finals are still scheduled for autumn as the ATP Tour releases a provisional tournament schedule…
The Paris Masters and ATP Finals are still scheduled for autumn as the ATP Tour releases a provisional tournament schedule for the remainder of 2020.
The new provisional calendar confirmed that the Rome Masters has moved forward a week and Hamburg has been added before the French Open, as well as sketching out the tournament schedule for the rest of the ATP Tour season.
There are 13 tournaments, including the US Open and the French Open, scheduled for the remainder of 2020. Seventeen tournaments were played in January-February, so if the provisional calendar holds, there will have been 30 ATP Tour events in 2020. In 2019, there were 66.
ATP Tour tennis, suspended since early March, will officially return on 22 August at the Western & Southern Open, relocated from Cincinnati to New York to form a two-tournament bubble with the US Open which will be played behind closed doors from 31 August-13 September.
ATP Challenger Tour tennis begins again on 15 August with Stan Wawrinka leading the field in Prague, while WTA Tour tennis is entering the second week of its restarted season, with top-10 players Simona Halep and Serena Williams in action in Prague and Lexington respectively.
Full ATP Tour provisional schedule for the rest of 2020
|Western & Southern Open
|Flushing Meadows, New York
|31 August-13 September
|Flushing Meadows, New York
|Internazionali BNL d’Italia
|Hamburg European Open
|27 September-11 October
|Roland Garros, Paris
|St Petersburg Open
|St Petersburg, Russia
|VTB Kremlin Cup
|26 October-1 November
|Erste Bank Open
|Rolex Paris Masters
|Nitto ATP Finals
|O2 Arena, London, UK
The Madrid Masters was originally scheduled to begin on 13 September but was cancelled in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Spain.
The Rome Masters (also a WTA event and officially known as the Internazionali BNL d’Italia) has been rescheduled to occupy its slot and will now take place from 14-21 September at the Foro Italico in Rome, with the final taking place on a Monday. It will be followed by the
Hamburg European Open, a 500-level tournament usually played during the post-Wimbledon lull, from 21-27 September before the French Open begins on Sunday 27 September.
After the conclusion of the French Open on 11 October, the European indoor season begins, with St Petersburg upgraded to a 500 beginning 12 October followed by 250 events in Antwerp and Moscow in the week beginning 19 October.
The Erste Bank Open in Vienna, a 500 which usually shares its calendar slot with the Swiss Indoors in Basel, follows from 26 October with the Paris Masters beginning on 2 November.
The following week is usually reserved for the Next Gen ATP Finals but will instead see a 250 event played in Sofia, Bulgaria – the last tournament of the season for the majority of players.
Then the season-ending championships will take place at London’s O2 Arena for the final time.
The WTA’s season-ending championships, the WTA Finals Shenzhen, has been cancelled along with all the other ATP and WTA events usually scheduled in China in the autumn. The WTA has not yet issued an updated schedule for the remainder of 2020 after the French Open.