Laver Cup called off due to French Open clash

The Laver Cup tennis tournament will not go ahead as planned in September due to a clash of dates with the French Open.

The event, founded by Roger Federer’s management company which features the best of Europe against a World team, was due to be held on September 25-27 at TD Garden in Boston. It now will be staged at the same venue on September 24-26, 2021.

The move was forced after the French Tennis Federation, without any wider consultation, postponed the French Open until September 20-October 4 due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s unfortunate that the Laver Cup has to be pushed back a year, but at this stage it’s the right thing to do for everyone concerned,” Federer said in a statement. “Although disappointing, the good news is that TD Garden will still be able to host the event next year and I really look forward to finally playing in Boston for the first time at Laver Cup 2021.”

Tickets already purchased will be valid in 2021 or can be refunded.

The United States Tennis Association will wait until June before deciding whether the US Open can go ahead as planned amid the ongoing health crisis, the organization’s chief executive Mike Dowse revealed earlier this week.

The tournament is currently scheduled for August 31-September 13 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York