ATP Tour to resume on 14th of August

The ATP is to resume on the 14th of August in Washington.

The announcement comes at the same time as the official confirmation from the USTA that the US Open will happen.

An announcement from the WTA regarding their rescheduled calendar is expected very soon but some joint tournaments will outline some of the events.

Doubts had circled if top players would play the US Open but it has been confirmed that Serena Williams will play at the US Open this year.

At this point it is important to stress the ATP will release details on the calendar post Roland Garros in mid-July by their own time frame which will guidance on the Asian swing and the tour finals in London.

This is the updated calendar for now:

Washington will be the start a week before Cincinnati which was broken on Tuesday to be playing at Flushing Meadows before the US Open.

There will be no qualifying at the US Open due to Cincinnati moving there.

Kitzbuhel which is an ATP250 on clay will begin on the second week of the US Open. It is Dominic Thiem’s home event and it is uncertain whether Thiem will give up playing at home for the US Open.

Just to add, top 10 ranked players will not be able to play at Kitzbuhel unless they lose in the first round of the US Open.

Following the US Open just a day later is a continent and surface switch to Madrid for the Masters 1000 follow by Rome and Roland Garros which has been moved back another week.

It will mean for top players potentially four big weeks on clay but it all pretty close. The French Open will finish on the 11th of September. During the second week of Roland Garros the Asian Swing is set to being but that will be confirmed next month.

Regarding rankings the ATP have said:

The FedEx ATP Rankings have been frozen since 16 March 2020. The ATP continues to monitor all global travel restrictions and general access to playing opportunities ahead of the resumption of the Tour.

As the situation continues to evolve on a weekly basis, a determination will be made in the coming weeks with respect to the most appropriate and fair way for the rankings to resume in parallel with the resumption of the Tour.

The Challenger Tour and ITF men’s tour will also resume around the same time as play begins in Washington.

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