Berlin tennis event will ban players who party, organizer says
07 July 2020 | 7:00 am
If tennis players flout rules on going out in the German capital to enjoy its nightlife, they will be excluded from competing. The stern warning from organizers comes in the wake of the coronavirus-hit Adria tour.
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