ATP updates provisional calendar, with indoor events and tour finals

ATP updates provisional calendar, with indoor events and tour finals

The Rome Masters will also move one week earlier, in the place of the canceled Masters event in Madrid, with Hamburg now immediately preceding Roland Garros.

In a press release issued on Friday, the ATP has revised its provisional calendar, adding tournaments after Roland Garros, including the Nitto ATP Finals, as well as moving the Rome Masters a week earlier, in place of the previously canceled Madrid Masters.

“Tennis is starting to find its way back and, while we must first and foremost look after the health and safety of everyone involved, we are hopeful we will be able to retain these playing opportunities and produce a strong finish to the season," said Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman. "I would like to commend the tournaments for their continued commitment, flexibility and resourcefulness in finding solutions to operate under these challenging circumstances.”

The calendar is now:

The season-ending ATP Finals will be held without fans; per Simon Cambers, some spectators may be allowed, but it entirely depends on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Per the ATP:

"Under the updated schedule the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Rome, the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, will now be scheduled one week earlier, in the week previously assigned to the recently cancelled Mutua Madrid Open, and will have a Monday final. The Rome event will be followed by the ATP 500 Hamburg European Open in the week prior to Roland Garros."

In addition, the tour's traditional European indoor swing will take place, though it will not include Basel. Because of that, St. Petersburg will temporarily become an ATP 500-level tournament.

"The updated schedule includes the final section of the calendar comprising the European indoor s"wing, including events in St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg Open), Antwerp (European Open), Moscow (VTB Kremlin Cup), Vienna (Erste Bank Open), Paris (Rolex Paris Masters), Sofia (Sofia Open) ahead of the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals in London. Among the changes, the St. Petersburg Open will be elevated to ATP 500 status for its 2020 edition."

Milan's Next Gen ATP Finals however, will not be staged in 2020. Jannik Sinner defeated Alex de Minaur for the title last November.

We will continue to update this developing story.