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Kooyong Classic Cancels 2021 Edition Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Kooyong Classic Cancels 2021 Edition Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

The Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament, a tuneup event for the Australian Open in January, will not be held in 2021 due to the COVID19 pandemic, organisers said on Thursday.

The Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament, a tune-up event for the Australian Open in January, will not be held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said on Thursday.

The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club (KLTC) said it was confident of returning to the schedule in 2022.

“In light of the current situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club (KLTC)… made a decision to cancel the 2021 edition,” the KLTC said in a statement.

“The Kooyong Classic will be back bigger and stronger in 2022.”

The novel coronavirus has infected nearly 26,000 people in Australia and killed 663, according to a Reuters tally.

The club at Kooyong hosted the Australian Open in the 1970s and 1980s before it moved to Melbourne Park in 1988.

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  • First Published: September 3, 2020, 9:03 AM IST
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