Eleven Chinese-based tournaments across both the ATP and WTA Tours have been cancelled as the country’s Government cancelled all international events for the rest of 2020.
As a precaution against any second spike or regional outbreaks, the Chinese Government confirmed that no international events would be held for the remainder of the year, and as such November’s WTA Finals in Shenzhen and the ATP Tour’s Shanghai Masters have been cancelled.
They join six other WTA tournaments and three other ATP competitions to drop off the calendar.
Discussing the news, ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said: “We respect the Chinese government’s decision to do what’s best for the country in response to the unprecedented global situation.
"These important events have been a cornerstone of the Tour's presence in Asia and I want to thank the organizers for their commitment and cooperation. Chinese fans are some of the most passionate in the world and I know players will be looking forward to the next opportunity to play in front of them."