Spanish Tennis Federation Working on Domestic Tour in Case ATP Cancels Season


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Spanish Tennis Federation Working on Domestic Tour in Case ATP Cancels Season

With all tournaments and federations making contingency plans for their events, the Spanish Tennis Federation (Real Federación Española de Tenis) is reportedly working on a domestic circuit which could feature the top Spanish players in case the situation in Spain improves over the coming months but the ATP Tour is not able to resume due to global travel restrictions.

The Spanish daily, Marca, is reporting that a domestic circuit on these lines is being discussed and preliminary discussions have already been held with some Spanish professionals, who have provided their support to the idea.

The report says there could be a tour of 8 to 10 tournaments subject to the ATP Tour not resuming and the situation in Spain improving enough for tennis competitions to resume. Currently, Spain has nine players in the Top 100 - World No.

2 Rafael Nadal, World No. 12 Roberto Bautista Agut, World no. 25 Pablo Carreno Busta, World No. 41, Albert Ramos, World No. 52 Fernando Verdasco, World No. 53 Pablo Andújar, World No. 56 Feliciano López, World No. 97 Alejandro Davidovich and World No.

99 Roberto Carballés. Prior to the tennis shutdown, the Spanish tennis federation was in a good financial position with Spain winning the Davis Cup in Madrid last year. As of now, all tennis tournaments till July 12th on the ATP, WTA and ITF Tours have been cancelled.

The ATP & WTA intend to hold the tournaments starting July 13th as per the original schedule although a lot depends on how the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the coming weeks. Many tennis players have indicated that due to the global nature of the sport, they think that tennis will be one of the last sports to resume and that sports which are more region-specific will resume first.