Tennis may not return until 2021 due to coronavirus, says Wimbledon boss…
Richard Lewis: “The positive thinker in me and I’m regularly not idealistic despite everything trusts that the American hardcourt season will happen”
Tennis may not return until 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic caused the retraction of the whole grasscourt season and the majority of the claycourt battle, All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) CEO Richard Lewis said on Thursday.
The flare-up has played destruction with the worldwide donning schedule and the Wimbledon titles were dropped by the AELTC on Wednesday just because since the subsequent World War.
Lewis, who is set to step down in July, said he trusted the circumstance will balance out in the coming a long time to permit the hardcourt season to get in progress before the U.S. Open starts on August 24.
“The confident person in me and I’m frequently not idealistic despite everything trusts that the American hardcourt season will occur,” Lewis said.
“One expectations that things have settled down a piece and those huge 1,000-point competitions – Montreal, Toronto, Cincinnati – can occur ahead of the pack up to the US Open. We as a whole realize that is likely dubious right now.
“I don’t believe it’s ridiculous to state that there might be not any more tennis this year. In any case, how about we trust that the US Open and Roland Garros can happen.”
The French Open, initially due to be played from May 24 to June 7, was delayed and questionably rescheduled by the French tennis organization for September 20 to October 4 – seven days after the US Open closes.
Top players, including eight-time champion Roger Federer and seven-time victor Serena Williams, communicated their failure at not having the option to play at Wimbledon this year.
The two 38-year-old’s are approaching the finish of their vocations and Lewis is trusting they will come back to the All England Club in 2021.