The tennis fans in Quebec will have to wait another year before you see the Bianca Andreescu, Leylah Annie Fernandez and Eugenie Bouchard at the Stage IGA, in Montreal.
Due to the measures imposed yesterday by the government of Quebec, Tennis Canada has actually announced, Saturday, the postponement of the Rogers Cup next year.
It goes without saying that this is bad news weighs heavy for the organization on the economic plan. Indeed, a significant part of the revenues of Tennis Canada from the tournament in montreal.
Initially planned from 7 to 16 August 2020, the event will take place and finally from 6 to 15 August 2021. For the moment, the tournament of Toronto, has still not been cancelled. We already know that under this “postponement”, they are the athletes of the WTA who will be passing in the metropolis, quebec in 2021.
“If at the beginning of the crisis of the COVID-19 we hoped that the situation can resolve with time to allow for the presentation of our tournament as originally planned in the calendar, we knew that the chances were increasingly slim in recent weeks,” said the director of the Rogers Cup, Eugène Lapierre, in a press release.
“This is not, therefore, with cheerfulness of heart that we welcome this news, but we know that this decision had become necessary, he continued. […] Be assured that we will work hard in the coming months to make our next tournament a huge party during which we will be able to celebrate the sport and the pleasure to meet.”
Tickets to keep
When editing 2020, it is the world elite of the WTA tour who had to compete for the top honors of the competition in montreal, while the men of the ATP have to go to Toronto.
The holders of the notes to the edition 2020 of the tournament in montreal have been invited to keep, because they will always be valid in 2021. Andreescu, a famous champion of the Rogers Cup and tennis International of the United States in 2019, should logically be there.