These are years of frequent ATP Calendar updates. ATP are doing what they can to create playing opportunities during a pandemic.
This round of updates mentions two new ATP 250 events, granted as single-year licenses for the 2021 season. One in Singapore after the Australian Open and one in Marbella, Spain (my second home!) from April 5th.
ATP Calendar Updates
Other ATP Calendar updates include: the expansion of the Singles Main Draw/Qualifying Draw size at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships from 32/16 to 48/24, while the Qualifying Draw size at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel will increase from 16 to 32. In addition, qualifying draw sizes at ATP 250 Cordoba Open, Argentina Open (Buenos Aires), and Chile Dove Men+Care Open (Santiago) are also to be expanded from 16 to 32.
The Hungarian Open relocates from Budapest to Belgrade, Serbia, and the ATP Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship will not take place in 2021.
In the press release from the ATP, they repeatedly state that they continue to assess opportunities for additional single-year licenses to fill any gaps in the calendar and will communicate any additions in due course.
All other tournaments on the original 2021 calendar remain unchanged at this time and are planned to take place as scheduled.
All I can say as a tennis nerd is: the more tennis, the better! Right?
great news! 🙂