“We have never crossed those lines, so we always waited for them to give us a green light whether we could or could not have the crowd, and then we asked them once we could have, how much we could have, whether there was a social distancing or not. So we have been through all those processes and the result of it all is amazing.
“I’m extremely satisfied. I’m grateful to all the people that participated for the organisation in a very short time for this kind of event. You normally need three to six months, at least, to put everything together; we all did it in three to four weeks.
“So it’s a huge effort, a huge success, and I think it’s a positive image for the sport in general, for tennis.
“I think it is important that we move on to do whatever we possibly can to provide opportunities for players regionally, continentally, and hopefully soon intercontinentally to compete and earn money, to earn points, and to live out of this sport as they [the players] have through all their careers.
“We had to mobilise as many people as possible, trying to understand also the regulations and the measures that allow us to hold an event.”
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