The post-Australian Open schedule has yet to be formalized by ATP. On the other hand, he leaked this Tuesday morning on social networks, confirming in particular that Indian Wells would not take place this year.
It is not yet official, but the main features are known. The post-Australian Open ATP schedule (February 8-21) leaked on social media this Tuesday morning, where the most assiduous specialists of the circuit as the little yellow ball in general did not take long to relay these first dates of next season. A confirmation: Indian Wells disappears from the program, unless the event is only postponed at another date, later in the year, but that seems unlikely. We will therefore linger once the first Grand Slam of the year is over – due to the health situation, the Australian Open will take place later than usual in 2021 – on the following meetings, with very quickly two dates in France: Montpellier, from February 22 to 28 (at the same time as the Cordoba tournament), and Marseille, two weeks later, from March 8 to 14, on the same dates as two other events: Santiago and Doha. In the meantime, another tournament will be held in Rotterdam, again indoors, which could mark the comeback of Roger Federer, absent in Melbourne. It would be very surprising if the Swiss were not present in the Netherlands. For Open 13, we will have to wait, but the presence of the Balois, eighteen years after his last participation, is not impossible for all that.
Miami to kick off the clay court season?
🚨 The ATP calendar after the Australian Open (February 8-21)
➡️ February 22-28: Montpellier and Cordoba
➡️ March 1-7: Rotterdam and Buenos Aires
➡️ March 8-14: Marseille, Santiago and Doha
➡️ March 15-21: Dubai and Acapulco
➡️ March 24 – April 4: Miami https://t.co/y9lqmBti3U
– Quentin Moynet (@QuentinMoynet) December 29, 2020
The road to first Masters 1000 of the season, in Miami from April 22 to 4, will then pass for players keen to refine their final settings before heading to Florida via Dubai or Acapulco, as desired. Both tournaments are scheduled for March 15-21. After Miami, the clay court season should begin except for a new upheaval linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. A priori, once again except for a new degradation, everything suggests that it will take place normally. So, after the Monte-Carlo organizers have expressed their optimism, it is now Estoril’s turn to get up to speed. Tuesday, the Portuguese assured that the tournament would take place, from April 24 to May 2, just a few weeks before Roland-Garros, still scheduled to this day from May 23 to June 6. What start to see there much clearer.
Schedule that ATP should formalize very quickly
February 22 to 28: Montpellier (ATP250) and Cordoba (ATP250)
March 1 to 7: Rotterdam (ATP500) and Buenos Aires (ATP250)
March 8 to 14: Marseille (ATP250), Santiago (ATP250), Doha (ATP250)
March 15 to 21: Dubai (ATP500), Acapulco (ATP500)
April 22 to 4: Miami (ATP1000)