Sofia Open management is pleased to announce to the tennis fans that the fifth edition of the ATP 250 tournament in Bulgaria will take place in the week commencing November 9, 2020.
Bulgaria will be among the few countries in the world to host an event from the ATP tour following its suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the updated calendar and the provisional schedule for the remainder of the 2020 announced by ATP, till the end of the season are planned to be held the Grand Slam tournaments US Open and Roland-Garros, the Masters in Cincinnati, Rome and Paris, the ATP 500 tournaments in Hamburg, St. Petersburg and Vienna and the ATP 250 tournaments in Sofia, Moscow, Antwerp and Kitzbühel. The season will end with the Nitto ATP Finals in London.
Sofia Open management held a series of discussions with ATP Tour trying to find a way and a suitable date to stage the event in 2020. On behalf of tennis fans in Bulgaria, who have shown great interest and over the past years created an exceptional atmosphere in Arena Armeec, enjoying the participation of world’s biggest tennis stars.
Detailed information about Sofia Open 2020, including fan allowance in Arena Armeec and ticket sales details, will be provided in due course and in accordance with current epidemiological situation.
“Tennis is starting to find its way back and, while we must first and foremost look after the health and safety of everyone involved, we are hopeful we will be able to retain these playing opportunities and produce a strong finish to the season. I would like to commend the tournaments for their continued commitment, flexibility and resourcefulness in finding solutions to operate under these challenging circumstances”, said the ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi.