Laver Cup postponed due to French Open clash

The fourth mannequin of the Laver Cup has been postponed from September 2020 to 2021 ensuing from scheduling conflicts with completely totally completely completely different tennis occasions in a 12 months disrupted by Covid-19, organisers acknowledged on Friday.

The Europe v World males’s employees event had been scheduled for Boston from 25-27 September, nonetheless these dates battle with the mannequin new dates chosen by the French Tennis Federation for the postponed French Open, now scheduled for 20 September to four October.

The event will now be held 24-26 September, 2021, furthermore in Boston.

“It is unlucky that the Laver Cup needs to be pushed as rapidly as further a 12 months, nonetheless at this stage it is the suitable concern to do for everybody involved,” Roger Federer, a key backer of the Laver Cup, acknowledged in an announcement launched by organisers.

“Though disappointing, the excellent news is that TD Yard will nonetheless be capable to host the occasion subsequent 12 months and I really anticipate lastly collaborating in in Boston for the primary time at Laver Cup 2021.”

Males’s and women’s tennis has been positioned on defend amid the coronavirus pandemic, with each the ATP and WTA shut down till 13 July on the earliest.

Wimbledon has been cancelled, whereas the French Open’s new scheduled slot places the clay courtroom docket docket Grand Slam solely per week after the US Open – usually the final word phrase Grand Slam of the 12 months – is because of be carried out at Flushing Meadows in New York.

Organisers acknowledged tickets bought for the 2020 Laver Cup shall be professional subsequent 12 months or followers can purchase a full refund.

“We would have liked to resolve now on our occasion,” Laver Cup chairperson Tony Godsick acknowledged, along with that event organisers had been “monitoring the state of affairs” with companions Tennis Australia and the US Tennis Affiliation ever since Roland Garros was rescheduled.

“We wished to name it now to supply certainty for our followers together with our avid players, sponsors, broadcasters, companions, employees, volunteers and naturally the nice metropolis of Boston.”

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