Australian Open to start on Feb. 8 – ATP – tennis

The Australian Open will start on February 8, three weeks later than scheduled, the ATP Tour mentioned in releasing an replace of its calendar for 2021 revising the primary seven weeks of the season.

The start date of the principle draw of the yr’s first Grand Slam was initially slated for Jan. 18 and organisers Tennis Australia have been in drawn-out negotiations with native authorities over Covid-19 well being measures.

Tennis Australia was not instantly out there for remark.

The ATP launch mentioned males’s qualifying for the Australian Open would happen in Doha from Jan. 10-13 earlier than gamers relocated to Melbourne to enter quarantine.

The ATP event scheduled to happen in Adelaide has been moved to Melbourne to be performed within the week commencing Jan. 31 alongisde one other males’s event within the metropolis.

A shortened model of the ATP Cup males’s staff event will happen in Melbourne from Feb. 1-5 earlier than the Grand Slam begins on the next Monday.

The ATP season will open with tournaments in Delray Beach, Florida and (*8*) in Turkey earlier than preparations for Melbourne Park start.

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