The upcoming tennis event, Wimbledon Championships, will be cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic, said the official from the German Tennis Federation, according to Sky Sports Germany.
The Grand Slam tournament set to take place this summer will be cancelled, GTF vice president Dirk Hordoff confirmed. As sports official explained, the “necessary decisions have already been made” and the championship will be cancelled.
“There is no doubt about it,” Hordorff said and added that is what the current situation requires.
In fact, for millions of tennis fans, it is completely unrealistic to imagine that Wimbledon will not take place in 2020 but the coronavirus epidemic dictates its own rules. “…with the travel restrictions that we currently have, an international tennis tournament where hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world would travel [can happen]. That is unthinkable,” Hordoff added.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) said last week that it was continuing a “detailed evaluation of all scenarios” and its board would soon be holding an emergency meeting.
AELTC at the time did not rule out postponing or cancelling the championships.
Other sporting events have been postponed or cancelled in wake of the global coronavirus pandemic.
The International Olympic Committee officially announced Monday that the summer games in Tokyo will be postponed a year due to the pandemic, and will take place starting on July, 23, 2021.