The Chennai Open ATP tennis tournament which had been held in Tamil Nadu’s state capital for the last 21 years has been cancelled this time around. The event is owned by IMG and organized by IMG-Reliance. In a statement, the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA) said that they received an email from IMGR cancelling the contract to conduct the event in 2018 and 2019.
TNTA further said it would consult its legal counsel and take appropriate action. “The TNTA had told IMGR that they should find a title sponsor for Chennai Open 2018 and TNTA would raise the balance funds with the help of the Tamil Nadu government and other local sponsors and would live up to its obligations under the contract to conduct Chennai Open till 2019,” the statement said.