Wimbledon will be cancelled, says German tennis official

Roger Federer, the eight-time Wimbledon champion
Roger Federer, the eight-time Wimbledon champion

London - The AELTC did not respond to a request for comment

By Reuters

Published: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 1:38 PM

Last updated: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 7:43 PM

Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the grasscourt Grand Slam this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff has told Sky Sports.
All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) officials earlier said the June 29-July 12 event would not be played behind closed doors and postponement was not without significant risk and difficulty.
"Wimbledon has stated that they will have a board meeting next Wednesday and will make the final decision there," Hordorff told Sky Sports Germany.
"I am also involved in the bodies of the ATP and WTA. The necessary decisions have already been made there and Wimbledon will decide to cancel next Wednesday. There is no doubt about it. This is necessary in the current situation.
"It is completely unrealistic to imagine that 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. That is unthinkable."
The AELTC did not respond to a request for comment.

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