For the second year in a row the Kooyong tennis tournament has been canceled. In this way, an exhibition tournament that featured big names will not be played. We will have to wait to see what happens with the other ATP and WTA tournaments that make up the championship tour of the Antipodes.
Bad news that comes to the world of tennis. When it seemed that the public was returning to the stadiums and that the end of the pandemic could come again, a tournament has been suspended for this reason. Through a statement from the tournament organization Kooyong which takes place in Australia in the month of January have made the cancellation of the event official. Adam Cossar, President of the tournament confirmed that the championship will not take place every since the safety of the players and the assistants cannot be ensured.
The words of Adam Cossar
“With the great uncertainty in recent months about the regulations that will be in force in January, it has not been possible to make the best plans to offer the best and safest sporting event, as well as the best experience for players, spectators, sponsors, communicators, event members and staff”He explained in a statement.
An event to prepare for the Australian Open
The Kooyong was one of those exhibition events that many players look for in order to find sensations before the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open. At the moment there is no news of other tournaments that are also played before the first Major such as Sidney O Brisbane, but in principle they will be disputed. It is the second consecutive year that this tournament has been canceled in which some of the best rackets on the international scene could be seen. Also in the coming days, the ATP is expected to make the 2022 season schedule official, while the Kooyong tennis tournament is officially canceled.