Wimbledon cancelled: Five implications tennis faces after Grand Slam is called off

Wimbledon cancelled: Five implications tennis faces after Grand Slam is called off

4. Is tennis finished for 2020?

Sports like tennis face an uncertain future because of its international nature with tournaments and players from all over the world.

Andy Murray’s former coach Amelie Mauresmo tweeted: “I think we’re going to have to draw a line under the 2020 tennis season. International circuit = players of all nationalities plus management, spectators and people from the 4 corners of the world who bring these events to life. No vaccine = no tennis.”

The boss of Tennis Australia Craig Tiley, who ran January’s Australian Open despite the threat of bushfires, doubts if any more events will  be played this year.

“My personal view is for tennis to come back this year is going to be tough,” he said.

“It relies on global travel, and I think that’s probably the last thing that’s going to come back. I think sports that have a domestic focus are in a strong position and sports that have a global focus are more challenged.”

Published at Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:06:00 +0000