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ATP cancels inaugural Israel Open

Updated: August 4, 2014, 6:21 PM ET
Associated Press

TEL AVIV, Israel -- The ATP tour on Monday canceled the inaugural Israel Open that was set to be played next month in Tel Aviv because of security concerns "arising from the military conflict in the region."

The tournament was set to be held Sept. 15-21 and would have been the first ATP tournament held in Israel since 1996.

But amid Israel's military campaign against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, ATP President Chris Kermode said "we do not feel we can proceed as planned given ...

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