Wimbledon not ruling out coronavirus cancellation, saying ‘it’s a continuously evolving situation’
Wimbledon organisers are “continuing to plan” for the tournament – which is scheduled to run from June 29 to July 12 – but have acknowledged it remains “a continuously evolving situation” due to uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak.
The French Open, originally due for May, dropped a scheduling bombshell on Tuesday when it rescheduled for September rather than cancelling.
It’s a decision that has been blasted by the tennis community, and Wimbledon has moved to assure people it currently has no plans to follow suit.
Richard Lewis, chief executive of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, said: “At the heart of our decision-making is our commitment to the health and safety of our members, staff, and the public, and we are grateful to the government and public health authorities for their advice and support.
“While we continue to plan for The Championships at this time, it remains a continuously evolving situation and we will act responsibly, in the best interests of wider society.
“We thank all of our members, staff, players, partners, contractors and the public for their patience and trust as we continue to navigate this unprecedented global challenge.”
Dominic Thiem on expanding Andy Murray’s one-man club against the Big Three: ‘It’s super special’
A milestone win for Dominic Thiem.
Australian Open dates to be set ‘as soon as possible’ amid Covid uncertainty
Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley is ‘confident we will have decisions soon’.
Daniil Medvedev on Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal getting beaten at ATP Finals: ‘It’s super for tennis’
Big Two beaten twice at London’s O2 Arena.
Tennis Australia hopes to confirm dates for 2021 Australian Open and summer of tennis ‘soon’ – statement
Wait continues for confirmation about 2021 Aus Open.
Rafael Nadal rejects suggestions he cracked under pressure against Daniil Medvedev: ‘I don’t feel that way’
“I feel I played a bad game,” says Nadal.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both fall at semi-final stage in London
Big two bombs out at The O2 Arena.
Rafael Nadal’s dream of a first ATP Finals title evaporates as Daniil Medvedev blows him away in London
Nadal served for the match in the second set.
Australian Open set to be moved amid fears players will not travel due to Covid restrictions – reports
Australian Open chiefs look set to make a bold move.
‘He was too good’ – Novak Djokovic salutes Dominic Thiem after ATP Finals thriller
“He played great,” says Novak Djokovic.
Dominic Thiem hands Novak Djokovic another London defeat to reach final
Thiem recovered from 4-0 in the deciding tie-break.