Chinese language tennis occasions for 2022 referred to as off due to Covid-19 restrictions

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Daniil Medvedev with the Shanghai Masters trophy
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev received the Shanghai Masters in 2019

The Shanghai Masters is one in every of 4 2022 males’s tennis tournaments cancelled in China because the nation continues its strict Covid-19 restrictions.

China hosted the Winter Olympics in February however most different worldwide sporting occasions within the nation have been cancelled or postponed in 2022.

The ladies’s tennis tour has no occasions scheduled in China this 12 months because it seeks a decision over Peng Shuai.

Chinese language authorities stay dedicated to a zero-Covid coverage.

Because of this, males’s tennis’ governing physique the ATP mentioned occasions in China, usually held in September and October, could be cancelled for a 3rd 12 months.

In addition to the Shanghai Masters, the Chengdu Open, Zhuhai Championships and China Open won’t happen, with six ATP 250 tournaments elsewhere filling the hole within the 2022 calendar.

Girls’s governing physique the WTA is just not holding occasions in China whereas it continues to hunt solutions about Peng.

In a November 2021 social media publish, Peng claimed she was pressured into having sexual relations with a former Chinese language get together chief. She then disappeared for weeks.

Her disappearance prompted world concern, however in February Peng mentioned there had been a “huge misunderstanding” in a newspaper interview carried out underneath extremely managed circumstances.

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