Jamie Murray believes Wimbledon will be cancelled as ‘it is difficult to move the tournament’

Jamie Murray in action

Jamie Murray is the latest to add his voice to the chorus of people saying the All England Club will cancel Wimbledon as rescheduling it would be too problematic.

Several tennis tournaments have already been cancelled and, although officials have set June 8 as a possible return date, many feel more events will fall victim to the coronavirus as it is unclear when the pandemic will clear up.

Wimbledon is due to start on June 29, but the All England Club has scheduled an emergency board meeting for this week.

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AELTC has already made it clear that they don’t want to play behind closed doors and Murray doesn’t think they will reschedule it.

Asked on the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme if cancellation is more likely than postponement he replied: “I think so, I think for them it is difficult to move the tournament back for many reasons, because you are running into other tournaments.

“I guess for the moment it is still on the schedule. Even things like daylight, to host the event, each week that passes you get less light to play the tournament. They play until 9 or 10pm each night at Wimbledon.

“I guess everyone has been waiting on it, it is obviously the next big event in the calendar that is on for the moment.

“I think there are meetings today and tomorrow about what their plans are. That will give us insight into what that means for our grasscourt season but also the rest of the season going forward after that.”

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