Judy Murray on the ATP and WTA Tours: ‘Park it and start again at the beginning of next year’
British tennis doyen Judy Murray believes the sport should remain suspended until the end of the year, saying “that would be fair to everybody” involved.
Tennis has been on an enforced break since the start of March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the ATP and WTA Tours have earmarked August 1 as a possible return date.
The US Open and French Open are scheduled to take place after the resumption of the sport, but several players including world No 1 Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Ashleigh Barty and Nick Kyrgios have raised questions about playing in the US.
Judy Murray says it will be tough to get everyone to sign up to play during the remainder of 2020.
“We should just park it and start again at the beginning of next year, almost like a clean sheet,” she is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
“That would be fairer to everybody. It feels to me that until there’s a vaccine, I don’t think you’re going to get a full complement of players anywhere.
“It’s so tough because everybody sees things in a completely different way. I believe there were 400 players on a Zoom call discussing with the ATP, the men all discussing what they felt about going back and of course you’ll get some who desperately want it and there’s others who are more cautious and I wouldn’t like to be the tournament director.”
Follow us on Twitter @T365Official.
Boris Becker on what happens next for Alexander Zverev after a turbulent 2020
German legend Boris Becker is backing Alexander Zverev to win his first Grand Slam title in 2021.
Dominic Thiem dismisses calls for the Australian Open to be cancelled
US Open champion Dominic Thiem insists next month’s Australian Open should go ahead despite players being in quarantine.
Timeline of Andy Murray’s injury nightmare as he pulls out of Australian Open
Andy Murray is out of next month’s Australian Open here we look at the timeline of Murray’s injury troubles since 2017.
Andy Murray ‘gutted’ as he shelves plans to play at Australian Open
Murray has been unable to solve a quarantine conundrum.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal learn their fate in ATP Cup draw
Serbia will begin…
‘Really unjustified’ – Boris Becker leaps to Novak Djokovic’s defence over his quarantine pleas
Boris Becker believes world No.1 Novak Djokovic has come in for unfair criticism after writing a letter to Australian Open chiefs.
Umpire suffers heart attack as another Australian Open player tests positive for Covid-19
Spanish player Paula Badosa has announced she has tested positive for coronavirus during quarantine in Australia.
Laura Robson unsure about tennis future after third hip operation
The 27-year-old said her priority now is to live a pain-free life.
Andy Murray believes he can still play at the Australian Open as he plots return to action
Former world No.1 Andy Murray is still hopeful of playing in next month’s Australian Open.
Players are urged not to feed the mice in their hotel rooms as Heather Watson turns to Tik Tok
Britain’s Heather Watson has turned to Tik…