Wednesday, October 28

Madrid Open cancelled as Spain virus cases rise

The Madrid Open has been cancelled as coronavirus cases continue to rise in Spain.

Spain’s healthy ministry had advised the organisers aganst proceeding with the tournment, which was due to begin on 12 September, because of the city’s “deteriorating” coronavirus situation.

“We have no choice but to cancel the tournament due to the complex situation that Covid-19 continues to generate in every regard,” the organisers said.

Spain has recorded more than 302,000 cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, and 28,498 deaths, figures released on Tuesday show, with the rate of infection rising rapidly in the country.

The Madrid Open is not the only major sporting event to face disruption amid the pandemic, with a range of events – including the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – either postponed or cancelled this year. Find out more here.Article share tools

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