ROTTERDAM, January 14, 2022 (Press Release)
Like in 2021, the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament will be played without an audience during the 49th edition. The uncertainty about the measures regarding events in the period the tournament takes place, makes it impossible to admit visitors during the largest indoor sports event in the Netherlands.
Tournament Director Richard Krajicek: “It’s a huge disappointment. For the players, for us, but especially for the fans. For the second year in a row we have a fantastic line up, without a live audience present due to the measures that are currently in place. The fact that the tournament can be followed live throughout the week on Ziggo Sport and NOS in The Netherlands and TennisTV and numerous media outlets around the world is a small consolation.”
With the current measures as a result of the Corona policy in the Netherlands, combined with the remaining preparation time, it is not possible to admit visitors to the event in a suitable manner.
Jolanda Jansen, CEO Rotterdam Ahoy: “Even if it is partially allowed at the last minute, we would not be able to offer the event that visitors are used to. Setting up visitor activities throughout Ahoy and a VIP village in such a short term is not realistic. The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is much more than a tennis tournament, it is a complete day out for both fans and business visitors. Hence this step.”
Arrangement for the fans
Fans who have already bought tickets can move them to the 2023 edition. They will receive information personally about this possibility.