ATP 250 tournament to bring world-class tennis action to Singapore under strict COVID-19 measures
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Singapore, 20 January 2021 – Singapore will host an ATP 250 Tournament at the Singapore Sports Hub OCBC Arena from 20 – 28 February 2021. With over 60 ATP tournaments hosted in a typical season, the ATP 250 tournament category forms the backbone of the ATP Tour, alongside ATP 500 and ATP Masters 1000 events, with all events building to the prestigious season-ending Nitto ATP Finals in Turin.
Sport Singapore (SportSG) and Singapore Tennis Association (STA), supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Sports Hub, will ensure strict implementation of safe management measures at the venue, as well as travel protocol for players and officials in line with prevailing government regulations. The combined effort will be an important facet of enabling international sporting events to return to Singapore in stages through 2021.
SportSG Chief Executive Officer Mr Lim Teck Yin said: “This ATP 250 Tournament is an important competition in ATP’s adjusted calendar for the year. Singapore’s hosting of this event capitalises on the ‘Asia Swing’ and will pave the way for future collaboration with the ATP for future men’s tennis events. We are mindful that the Covid situation is fluid and will adapt measures for the tournament that are consistent with the national posture. We are monitoring the situation at the Australian Open where the majority of players will be coming to Singapore from. We are committed to bring sport back safely and deliver an event to activate the industry, and to inspire fans and the tennis fraternity.”
Alison Lee, EVP International Region (ATP), said: “Singapore has an excellent track record delivering international sporting events to a world-class standard. We have confidence this tournament will be no exception, with a primary focus on ensuring safety. We look forward to bringing another ATP tournament to the Asia region, which will provide valuable opportunities for our players for the 2021 season.”
Mr Clement Leow, President of the Singapore Tennis Association, said, “The Singapore Tennis Association is grateful for the continued support provided by both the Singapore government and Sport Singapore. A successful ATP 250 event in Singapore will contribute greatly towards the safe return to sports, as well as fire up the tennis fraternity and help to further promote the sport of tennis in Singapore. We are thankful to the ATP for this opportunity to host the tournament here and we look forward to a safe and exciting ATP 250 event.”
Further details on ATP 250, including player profiles, schedules, COVID-19 protocols and event ticketing will be released soon.