Rio Open tennis match was cancelled because of the rising variety of COVID-19 instances in Brazil.© AFP
Organizers of the Rio Open, the largest tennis match in South America, mentioned Thursday they have been canceling this yr’s version due to the worsening Covid-19 state of affairs in Brazil. The ATP 500 occasion had already been postponed indefinitely from mid-February to make means within the calendar for the Australian Open, which was additionally postponed over the coronavirus pandemic. “Given the uncertain situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the Rio Open… will not be held in 2021,” organizers mentioned in an announcement.
The occasion will subsequent be held in 2022, they mentioned.
The final ATP Rio closing was held on February 23, 2020, simply days earlier than the primary case of Covid-19 was recognized in Brazil.
The illness has gone on to say greater than 320,000 lives in Brazil, a determine second solely to that of the United States.
The South American nation is struggling to take care of a brand new surge of the virus that killed 66,500 folks final month, greater than double its earlier month-to-month report in July 2020.
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