Sunday, November 15, 2015 7:08 am
There will be no drinks and food allowed at the ATP Tour Finals kicking off at the O2 Arena in London today.
The ban was part of the enhanced security measures announced following the Paris terrorist attacks, organizers said on Saturday.
“Tournament preparations are continuing as normal. Venue security is monitored at all times to ensure the safety of all our visitors. Following the events overnight, we have reviewed security operations in place around this year’s ATP World Tour Finals.”
The statement said that no food or drink will be allowed into the arena itself and all bags will be searched. No bags larger than a small laptop bag or handbag will be permitted in arena during the tournament and visitors are urged to travel light, as there is no storage on site.
The season-ending finale features world’s top eight players and will run until Nov. 22.
World Number one, Novak Djokovic will play Japan’s Kei Nishikori, while Roger Federer will take on Czech Tomas Berdych in the opening matches of the Group Stan Smith