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Carreño Busta: No Certainty ATP Calendar Can Be Played


When it comes to completing the revised ATP calendar, Pablo Carreño Busta hopes for the best, but prepares for the worst.

The 25th-ranked Spaniard said nations' varied responses to the Coronavirus crisis combined with potential future flare-ups of COVID-19 could create a roadblock to resuming the ATP calendar as scheduled.

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"The ATP circuit is complicated because there are players from different countries and each one is in a different situation with the COVID-19," Carreño Busta said in comments published by Spanish publication Marca. "In principle, the clay season will begin in September ending with Roland Garros.

"It [looks] better than in the United States, but the COVID-19 is not easily controlled and at any time there may be sprouts and we have to stop. I hope not. Hopefully it can be played, but there are no absolute certainties."

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Carreño Busta, a 2017 US Open semifinalist, said he expects most European players to make a final decision on playing the US Open by the end of this month.

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