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ATP to make a decision on Chinese events in ‘coming month’

Roger Federer signs autographs at the Shanghai Masters in China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images).

The ATP men’s tennis tour is unlikely to host the Shanghai Masters and three other tournaments in China this September and October unless the Covid-19 situation improves in the country, according to chairman Andrea Gaudenzi.

China continues to operate strict health protocols in response to the pandemic with most global sporting events scheduled for this year having been cancelled or postponed. Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics in February albeit under carefully controlled conditions.

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