Castle won’t host ATP event

Edinburgh Castle Esplanade is not a contender to host the ATP Champions Tour in the Capital next June, according to the event organiser.

Vikki Mendelssohn, of Big Blue PR, Sponsorship and Event Management, said: “It will be an outdoor event but with a cover over the court. We will be pioneering this type of venue and want to do it every year. It is not planned as a one-off.”

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Asked about suggestions that a site in Inverleith Park had already been earmarked, she said: “It is by no means the only option.”