ATP Tel Aviv Open canceled due to security situation in Israel

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JERUSALEM, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The ATP Tel Aviv Open tournament, scheduled to start on November 5 in the Israeli coastal city, was canceled due to the security situation in the country, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the organizing bodies in Israel said on Wednesday.

The ATP 250 event returned to Tel Aviv in 2022 for the first time since 1996. Last year, world number one Novak Djokovic won the title after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic in the final.

The Serbian star registered for the 2023 tournament as well, alongside the American rising star Ben Shelton, who last month reached the U.S. Open semifinals where he lost to Djokovic.

The ATP has not yet officially announced if the tournament will be moved to another country, but several global sports websites reported that it would be played in Bulgaria's capital Sofia. Enditem

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