The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) announced Thursday there will be a six-week suspension of the men’s professional tennis tour due to the coronavirus outbreak that has affected communities around the globe.The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells already was canceled. The Miami Open, U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship, Grand Prix II, the Monte-Carlo Masters, Barcelona Open and the Hungarian Open all are affected by the ATP’s decision to suspend play. The ATP Challenger tournaments also are affected.NBA STARS REACT AS CORONAVIRUS PUTS SEASON ON HOLD: ‘WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO CANCEL IS 2020’“The six-week suspension comes in the wake of the World Health Organization’s declaration on Wednesday that COVID-19 constitutes a global pandemic and the 30-day travel restriction announced by the United States for foreign nationals from 26 European countries,” the organization said in a news release.“The suspension follows numerous local government orders on restrictions, bans or cancellations of public gatherings or events. The ATP has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation related to COVID-19, taking advice from medical experts and travel advisors and consulting with all local regulatory authorities, and will continuously review the feasibility of subsequent events in the calendar.”The ATP said it was monitoring the situation.INDIAN WELLS

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