All professional tennis tournaments by the ATP has been postponed until 20 April due to the escalating nature of the outbreak of the coronavirus .
This include ITF events which has been postponed until 20 April while the WTA will not be staged for at least five weeks .
According to the ATP Chairman, Andrea Gaudenzi . “this is not a decision taken lightly “
He added “It represents a great loss for our tournaments, players, and fans worldwide.
“However, we believe this is the responsible action needed at this time in order to protect the health and safety of our players, staff, the wider tennis community and general public health in the face of this global pandemic.
“The worldwide nature of our sport and the international travel required presents significant risks and challenges in today’s circumstances, as do the increasingly restrictive directives issued by local authorities. We continue to monitor this on a daily basis and we look forward to the Tour resuming when the situation improves.”
The outbreak of the virus has caused major sporting events to either been postponed or cancelled .