There had been hypothesis, yet since the ATP has distributed the principal quarter schedule for 2021, it is affirmed that Goodbye Open Maharashtra in Pune won’t be held toward the beginning of February. South Asia’s just ATP occasion was initially booked to occur from February 1. In any case, after the Australian Open’s dates moved from a January 18 beginning to February 8, it was normal that the Indian competition would need to be rescheduled.
In any case, the competition overseer of the ATP 250 occasion, Prashant Sutar, affirms the rescheduling was not because of the delayed Australian Open. All things considered, it was a result of the ATP’s demand that a competition setting should not power players into isolate.
“Australian Open (dates moving) isn’t the explanation. The thing is the ATP needed us not to isolate players,” Sutar told.”That was something the public authority and the city would not acknowledge. (Isolate for explorers from abroad) is required. That was the fundamental explanation, else we might have had it seven days prior or after the Australian Open. The rest might have been overseen. It was chosen to stand by till the pandemic is finished, and possibly we can consider having the occasion in November on the off chance that we get a decent space.”
Coordinating the Pune occasion seven days before the Australian Open, nonetheless, would have implied that players would not have the option to contend at the year’s first Fabulous Hammer since the Australian government also has exacting isolate conventions. Truth be told, the major moved dates to permit players to venture out to the nation between January 15 and 17, finish the required 14-day isolate, and afterward contend in a warm-up occasion followed by the Open.
The need to isolate has been a bone of conflict among players, notwithstanding the continuous Coronavirus pandemic. In August, in front of the US Open, Spanish games day by day Marca announced that the main 20 men’s players, driven by World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, were taking steps to blacklist the US Open in the event that they were made to enter isolate when they got back to Europe.
It’s an issue that, for the present, would have messed up the occasion in India.The Pune ATP was held a year ago seven days after the Melbourne major – a space that had been apportioned to the competition for the coming a long time also. Presently be that as it may, coordinators are seeking after change.
“We have just mentioned the ATP for a practical date in November,” Sutar says. “Ideally, we can club the ATP with the Pune Challenger and have the two occasions in progressive weeks. That way we can kind of make an air pocket for the players as they won’t need to travel. We anticipate that the ATP should hit us up in most likely the following three months or so when they begin making the timetable. At that point we will likewise need to check with the public authority and the isolate rules.”
The Covid pandemic unleashed ruin on the tennis visits a year ago, dropping all occasions from Spring till August – a significant setback was Wimbledon. Post the restart as well, numerous occasions must be dropped, including the Pune Challenger.
“You additionally need to comprehend the players’ perspective,” he adds. “You are coming here for seven days, however for that you need to isolate for 14 days, it doesn’t bode well for them.”