The Madrid Open was scheduled to be held from May 1-10 but has been postponed as both the ATP and WTA Tours have shut down their calendars until at least the middle of July because of the global crisis.
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However, the clay-court tournament has decided to create an e-sports replica of its event titled the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro which will take place from April 27-30, with Murray and Pouille taking part.
Pouille told the official ATP website: “This is going to be a very exciting challenge.
“I’ve already started training because I want to win this tournament against my tennis peers as I know they play a lot.
“Thank you to the Mutua Madrid Open for this great initiative.”
Male and female winners will both be given a prize fund of 150,000 euros (£132,000) and they will get to decide how much goes to tennis players facing financial hardship without any tournaments to enter.
A further 50,000 euros (£44,000) will go towards reducing the social impact of Covid-19. PA