STARNBERG, July 4, 2020
The ATP Challenger Tour is back. On Friday, the ATP issued a provisional four-week calendar for the resumption of the Challenger Tour, as professional tennis returns for the first time since its suspension in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Challenger Tour intends to return on August 17 with the clay-court events in Prague, Czech Republic and Todi, Italy, aligning with the resumption of the ATP Tour three days earlier at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C.
ATP Challenger 125 events include both back-to-back tournaments in Prague as well as in Orlando, United States. The Czech Open in Prostejov, the Prosperita Open in Ostrava, both held in the Czech Republic, and the Open du Pays d’Aix in France are also events of the series’ highest category.
The ATP also announced that as part of a number of measures related to COVID-19, a majority of events at Challenger level will now span nine days and feature 32-player singles and 16-player qualifying draws.
The revised calendar can be found here.