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ATP Adds Four New Events To Provisional Schedule

October offers more tournaments on the ATP Tour.

The ATP announced the addition of four new 250 events to the 2020 provisional schedule, as tennis continues its comeback following suspension of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The updated schedule introduces two new back-to-back ATP 250 events in Cologne, Germany. The first of the two indoor hard-court tournaments starts the week of October 12th and the second the week of October 19th.

A new ATP 250 event on the red clay of Sardinia, Italy, starts on October 12th and Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan will host an indoor hard court event. All four events were issued as single-year licenses for 2020.

The ATP said in a statement "granting of licenses follows applications by tournament promoters and host localities able to satisfy strict health & safety, international travel, and ATP event requirements."

“Adding new events to the Tour calendar is a positive step given the many challenges our sport has faced this year, and I would like to thank all the event organizers on the calendar,” said Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman. “Our goal was to create additional opportunities for players and entertainment for our fans, and to do so in a safe and practical way. We are delighted to have tennis back on court again and these new events will help us finish the year strongly, as we build towards the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals.”

The provisional calendar remains subject to change and continued assessments will be made relating to health & safety, international travel policies, and governmental approval of sporting events.

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