Citi Open to return at 50 percent capacity this summer

After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the Citi Open will return this August in time for players to prepare for the US Open.

Hosted in Washington, D.C, the tennis tournament features a variety of star players who hope to fine-tune their hard-court game in time for the last Grand Slam of the year. Running from August 2-8 2021, the event is expected to restrict fan capacity to 50 percent, in accordance with the U.S Park service guidelines.

However, there will be no companion women's event this year as the WTA reassigned the sanction to an overseas market. Nonetheless, tournament organizers are working on a way to “present women’s tennis” at this summer’s Citi Open, perhaps through an exhibition or format outside the WTA.

Australian Nick Kyrgios triumphed in the 2019 edition, defeating Daniil Medvedev in the final in three sets. The 48-player field for this year's event is yet to be set, but tickets will go on sale beginning June 11.

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