As expected, the organizers of the Masters 1000 in Madrid have canceled the event due to the health crisis. The Masters 1000 in Madrid, which was scheduled to start on September 13, is officially canceled. The rumor of this announcement swelled for several days, only missing the announcement of the organizers and it fell on Tuesday. read also Madrid: the gaping hole “After examining the situation for months, the organizers of the Mutua Madrid Open were forced to cancel the tournament because of the difficult economic situation that the Covid-19 continues to cause at all levels”, can we read in a press release.
read also Rififi in Madrid The tournament was to be the first step in preparation for Roland-Garros which will begin on September 27, just before the Masters in Rome. “We share the disappointment of the Mutua Madrid Open which cannot take place this year. The situation related to Covid-19 is still evolving and we are staying in contact with the authorities to do the best. I want to thank the tournament organizers for all their efforts, including their decision to move their date from May to September. We are sure that the 2021 edition will be a success ”, said Andrea Gaudenzi, president of ATP. A feeling shared by Steve Simon, president of the WTA (the tournament is mixed). “We are sorry for the Mutua Madrid Open, but we want to highlight the endless efforts that the organizers have made to try to make this tournament possible this year. We know that tournaments bringing together male and female players are particularly popular, but we must remain vigilant and ensure that the health of all remains our number one priority. “