Tennis Australia unveils series of summer events around 2021 Australian Open, ATP Cup in Melbourne
Melbourne Park will host the ATP Cup, two WTA 500 events and two ATP 250 tournaments in a blockbuster lead-up into the 2021 Australian Open, which has been pushed back to February as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The first Grand Slam of the season gets underway on February 8 after it was rescheduled.
With the Australian Open set to get underway on February 8, Tennis Australia have announced their blockbuster 'summer of tennis' calendar to kick off 2021.
"During our many months of planning for the Australian Open it’s been a priority to provide as many competition opportunities for the playing group as possible,” Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said.
“It’s been an incredibly difficult year for everyone and the players have had limited opportunity to compete throughout 2020. These additional events will be vital to their Australian Open preparation.”