Romanian Anthem Mistakenly Played For Moldova Before ATP Cup Clash With Belgium In Sydney

- Nov 26, 2020-

Organisers apologised to Moldovan officials after the anthem for their eastern European neighbour Romania echoed out over Ken Rosewall Arena on Friday.

"At the start of the Moldova vs Belgium match we mistakenly played the wrong national anthem for Moldova," a statement on ATP Cup's Twitter account read.

"We are sincerely sorry and have apologised personally to #TeamMoldova."

The Romanian national anthem was the Moldovan anthem for a brief period after the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.

The anthem mix-up is an embarrassing mistake for the ATP Cup, occurring on the first day of competition for the fledgling tournament.

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