The ATP has made the decision to cancel the tennis tournament that was scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv, Israel, from November 5th to 11th. This is due to the ongoing armed conflict between Israel and the extremist group Hamas, which has resulted in bombings and ground attacks in both Israeli territory and the Gaza Strip since October 7th. As an alternative to holding the tournament in Tel Aviv, the ATP has chosen to relocate it to the city of Sofia, Bulgaria.
The conflict, which began with a large-scale attack by Hamas on Israel, has already caused nearly 3,000 deaths, and the attacks continue to occur and escalate.
The tournament is now scheduled for the second week of November and will be organized by the former promoters of the now-defunct ATP 250 event in Sofia, Bulgaria. Sofia has hosted previous editions of the tournament and was preferred over the ATP 250 event in Gijón, Spain, which organized a provisional edition in 2022 to fill the calendar.
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