ATP star believes 2020 French Open may also fall victim to coronavirus crisis as caution is urged

Tennys Sandgren after Roger Federer defeat

US Tennis star Tennys Sandgren believes the French Open may become another victim of the coronavirus cancellations.

Last week the ATP took the decision to call off both Indian Wells and the Miami Open before announcing there would be no tennis at all for at least six weeks.

That time-frame has included another Masters-level tournament, the Monte-Carlo Open, but no Grand Slams have been affected.

However, with the French Open scheduled for the end of May, Sandgren thinks it is under serious threat of being cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.

“Does gathering for sports events really matter compared to flooding the health care system? Obviously not,” Sandgren told the New York Times.

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“People just have to understand that and be OK with taking one for the team in all walks of life.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if we were not back out there until the grass [season].”

The break comes as a blow to Sandgren on a professional level, with him now robbed of his chance to build on his quarter-final performance at the Australian Open in January.

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