April 15, 2021

ATP confirms that the Australian Open will start on February 8


Archive image of the Australian Open.

Archive image of the Australian Open.
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The official website of the ATP announced the calendar for the first seven weeks of financial year 2021 in which it included the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australia.

However, the organization of the Melbourne tournament has not issued any statement confirming the three-week delay from the initial date set, January 18.

The director of the Australian ‘major’, Craig Tiley, reissued a statement a week ago through his Twitter account in which he explained that the meetings between Tennis Australia and the Victoria state government had not yet concluded to determine the conditions of the quarantine that players must undergo once they land in Australia.

According to the plan outlined by the professional circuit of tennis, the season will kick off with the ATP 250 held in Delray Beach (United States) and Antalya (Turkey) beginning on January 5.

This will be followed by the qualifying phase of the Australian Open, which will start on January 10 and will be held for the first time in Doha (Qatar) for four days.

Unlike the previous one, Melbourne will be the setting for the three competitions that will precede the Grand Slam: two ATP 250 tournaments that will take place in parallel between January 31 and February 6, as well as the ATP Cup that will go from 1 to February 5th.

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