HAMBURG, April 22, 2020
Due to the exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic and following the measures imposed by the Government of Germany prohibiting the holding of sporting events until August 31, 2020 this year’s edition of the Hamburg European Open can not be held in July. The 114th edition of the Rothenbaum tournament was scheduled from July 11 to 19.
Sandra Reichel, organizer and tournament director of the ATP 500 clay-court event, today confirmed negotiations with the ATP on playing the tournament in September.
“At this time, the Hamburg European Open remains in its current calendar spot in July. We are working with the tournament organizers to explore all options to hold a successful tournament,” said David Massey, ATP’s Executive Vice President for Europe. Further decisions regarding the ATP calendar for the second part of the season are expected by mid-May at the latest.
The German Tennis Federation (DTB) announced to support all efforts to stage the event in 2020 as long as health and safety of everyone involved in the tournament can be ensured.
Tickets for the Hamburg European Open 2020 that have already been purchased will initially remain valid. For further information, please visit the tournament’s official website.