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Coronavirus: Laver Cup to go on as planned despite French Open's postponement to September

ANI | Updated: Mar 18, 2020 13:14 IST


New Delhi [India], Mar 18 (ANI): Laver Cup organisers on Wednesday confirmed that the event will go ahead in September as planned despite the French Open's postponement amid coronavirus fears.
On Tuesday, it was announced that the French Open will be held from September 20-October 4 this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Originally, the tournament was scheduled for May.
The organisers of the Laver Cup released an official statement, saying: "This announcement came as a surprise to us and our partners -- Tennis Australia, the USTA and the ATP. It raises many questions and we are assessing the situation".
"At this time, we want our fans, sponsors, broadcasters, staff, volunteers, players and the great city of Boston to know that we intend to hold Laver Cup 2020 as currently scheduled."

Laver Cup is slated to be held from September 25-27 at TD Garden in Boston.
Meanwhile, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) has said that they are considering postponing the US Open.
"These are unprecedented times, though, and we are assessing all of our options, including the possibility of moving the tournament to a later date," the USTA said in a statement.
The tournament is scheduled to start in August. The USTA further stated that the decision will be made considering all the concerning bodies.
"At a time when the world is coming together, we recognize that such a decision should not be made unilaterally, and therefore the USTA would only do so in full consultation with the other Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA and ATP, the ITF and our partners, including the Laver Cup," the USTA said. (ANI)

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