The escalating tensions between Israel-Hamas are also affecting the sporting community besides the civilian and financial market. Recently, a major sporting event was canceled due to the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Reportedly, the Tel Aviv Open, a tennis tournament has been canceled. Yes, you heard it right, the Tel Aviv Open which has been anticipated for a long time, has been called off. The now-canceled tennis tournament was all set to take place next month in Tel Aviv which has now been riddled with war after a shocking attack by the Hamas group. If you are scrambling to the web regarding the details of the cancelation of the Tel Aviv Open, the following sections are for you. We have poured in all the noteworthy details regarding the same. Swipe down the page.
The much-awaited tennis event, the Tel Aviv Open which was scheduled to take place in November, has been canceled. This decision was announced while keeping in mind the safety and security of spectators and players. by the ATP men’s tour. The chairman of ATP, Andrea Gaudenzi said, “The violence and acts of terror witnessed in Israel are beyond comprehension,” The ATP Chairman further went on to criticize the war situation and anticipated peace to be developed in the region. He said, “We strongly condemn any form of terrorism and mourn the loss of innocent lives across this conflict. We hope and pray for peace in the region.”
Tennis fans from India kindly note that last year India’s number one tennis player Rohan Bopanna in Tel Aviv won the Men’s Doubles title along with Matwe Middelkoop. They beat Andres Molteni and Santiago Gonzalez. Talking about last year’s tournament, Novak Djokovic who is the number 1 tennis player in the world, won the title after defeating Marin Cilic in straight sets. The ATP 250 event is primarily a singles event, and between 2000 and 2021 the doubles competition was not held.
Besides the cancellation of the Tel Aviv Open, the governments of countries from all around are working day and night to rescue their people from war-riddle regions. A spokesperson for the External Affairs Ministry, Arindam Bagchi said “As announced by EAM, Operation Ajay has been launched to facilitate the return from Israel of our citizens who wish to come back. The first chartered flight will be reaching Tel Aviv later tonight to pick up the Indian citizens and is likely to return to India tomorrow morning,” Stay tuned.