The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Canadian tennis tournament­s cancelled but Rogers Cup to go ahead


MONTREAL: Tennis Canada cancelled six Challenger events on Friday due to Covid-19 but said this year's Rogers Cup in Montreal and Toronto would go ahead as scheduled in August.

A statement from Tennis Canada said Challenger events in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Granby, Vancouver, Calgary and Fredericto­n had all been scrapped due to "repercussi­ons caused by the Covid-19 pandemic."

"Challenger events such as these that involve internatio­nal participan­ts are a complex and expensive undertakin­g and this weighed heavily in the decision to cancel, a decision that was difficult for Tennis Canada and the respective organizing committees to come to," said Tennis Canada's Eugene Lapierre, adding that the events would return in 2022.

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