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Geneva Open future secured with new title sponsor, ATP Tour to resume in August

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The Geneva Open, the ATP 250 tennis tournament, has signed up private bank Gonet & Cie SA as its title sponsor.

The deal, which will run until 2023, secures the long-term future of the competition, which had been in doubt after the loss of previous title sponsor and the postponement of its 2020 edition due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The event will now be know as the ”Gonet Geneva Open.” Since 2015, the title sponsor designation was held by another bank, Banque Éric Sturdza, the association between the two organisations was ended in March 2020.

The organisers of the event are said to be hopeful of its 2020 edition taking place in the autumn, prior to the rescheduled Roland Garros event, which will take place between September 27 and October 11.

The 2021 event is already scheduled to take place between May 15 and May 22.

The news arrives alongside the ATP’s announcement of its schedule for the resumption of its 2020 season since it was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement is in collaboration with other organisations, including the Women’s Tennis Association, which has also released a provisional calendar including a total of 20 tournaments.

The first event on the WTA calendar is the Palermo Ladies Open in Italy, on August 3.

The revised ATP schedule is set to begin on August 14 with the ATP500 event, the Citi Open in Washington D.C, followed by the Western & Southern Open, the Cincinnati ATP Masters 1000 event, to be hosted at Flushing Meadows, in the lead up to the major event the US Open, taking place between August 31 and September 13.