Although England goes back into lockdown, ATP finals continue plans for the closed-door event in London
Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, has announced a four-week lockdown in England starting on Thursday. However, the ATP Finals will still take place at London’s The O2 for the last time.
Although England goes back into lockdown for four weeks, the ATP Finals will continue preparations this month to be held without spectators in London.
“To contain the spread of the coronavirus, the lockdown would kick in on Thursday and last until December 2. One million positive cases have already passed in the United Kingdom,”Boris Johnson
Before the 50th anniversary edition of the finals moves to Turin in Italy for the next five years, it will be held at The O2 in London for the final time from November 15-22. It features the top eight men’s singles players and doubles teams.
“To ensure that all needful measures are put in place to ensure the safety of all those involved in the tournament, “we will continue to work with all relevant authorities not only at a national but also local level,”ATP Statement
20-times Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal and World number one Novak Djokovic will be among a host of top players who will bring together in London for the season-ending men’s event in the 2020 calendar.
Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas is going to defend his title with U.S. Open winner Dominic Thiem, and New York finalists Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, the other players to have booked their spot for the tournament.