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.