International Tennis Federation
International Tennis Federation

International Tennis Federation (ITF) released a statement on Wednesday to announce a further suspensions on all their tournaments.

Due to the continuing outbreak of COVID-19, the ITF has also suspended the ITF World Tennis Tour until 13 July 2020, aligning with the ATP and WTA’s decision to extend the suspensions of their respective tours.

The suspended tournaments include the men’s and women’s ITF World Tennis Tour, the ITF will also suspend the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors (including all ITF Junior team competitions), UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, ITF Beach Tennis World Tour, and ITF Seniors Tour.

ITF President David Haggerty said, “Protecting the health and well-being of all those involved in tennis as well as the wider public has been and remains our priority. We recognise the significant impact these decisions will have across the sport and do not take them lightly, however, we must continue to be guided by experts and evidence. Our sport is in uncharted territory, but we are committed to taking a proactive and responsible approach to meet the challenges we are facing.”

As of now, tournaments taking place from 13 July 2020 onwards are still planning to proceed as per the published schedule.

“The ITF will continue to review the COVID-19 situation, alongside the ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tournaments and other tennis stakeholders, with the aim of resuming ITF events as soon as it is safe to do so. Further updates will be provided in due course,” according to the statement released. Enditem

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