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With Wimbledon lost, Roger Federer and Serena Williams running out of time

April 3, 2020 3:55:10 pm

“The youngsters are missing a chance to improve, the middle players are kind of stuck, and players like Serena Williams and Roger Federer, time is not their friend," said Martina Navratilova.

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To safeguard its future, tennis seeks unity even with the French Open

April 3, 2020 12:51:06 pm

Wimbledon’s cancellation, its first in 75 years, made it clear when it was announced Wednesday that the rest of the 2020 season was in danger.

Tennis: Game, set, match 2020?

April 2, 2020 3:41:19 pm

A host of important events are scheduled to take place after the Wimbledon Championships, all of which face the threat of being cancelled. Here’s a look at those events and how their respective venues are currently coping with the pandemic.

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Tennis faces break point after cancellation of Wimbledon

April 3, 2020 8:11:30 am

The All England Club decided to cancel Wimbledon, a development that triggered fears of the rest of the 2020 season getting scrapped.

‘Devastated’, ‘Shooked’: Tennis fraternity react after Wimbledon gets cancelled

April 1, 2020 11:20:56 pm

The 134th Wimbledon Championships will be held from June 28 to July 11 next year.

Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War II due to pandemic

April 1, 2020 10:03:30 pm

Wimbledon joins the growing list of sports events called off completely in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The next edition of the tournament will be June 28 to July 11, 2021.

WATCH: Novak Djokovic wins ‘pan’tastic rally in his living room tennis court

April 1, 2020 5:03:44 pm

Novak Djokovic has been spending some quality time with his family in self isolation, as he cosplayed the character, Captain Hook, a few days back at home.

With COVID-19 at large, professional tennis events face an existential threat

April 1, 2020 4:24:21 pm

With professional tennis on hold until at least June, the sport’s administrators and players are scrambling to cut their losses as tournaments are postponed or cancelled en masse.

U.S. Open venue to host 350-bed temporary hospital amid coronavirus pandemic

March 31, 2020 11:12:30 am

A portion of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is set to transform into a 350-bed temporary hospital on Tuesday.

Wimbledon will be cancelled, says German Tennis Federation official

March 30, 2020 7:25:25 pm

“Wimbledon has stated that they will have a board meeting next Wednesday and will make the final decision there,” DTB vice-president Dirk Hordorff told Sky Sports Germany.

We’ll be stronger than ever for Olympics 2021, says Naomi Osaka

March 29, 2020 6:25:06 pm

Osaka, who won the U.S. Open in 2018 and the Australian Open in 2019, was the central character in the video to launch Tokyo 2020’s official motto for the Games, launched last month.

Novak Djokovic pledges 1 million euros to help fight coronavirus in Serbia

March 28, 2020 12:57:36 am

The virus, which emerged in China late last year, has brought sporting events around the world to a halt and killed more than 24,000 people.

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Wimbledon ponders next move – cancellation an option

March 27, 2020 8:43:14 am

The coronavirus has already forced the organisers of he French Open to reschedule to September, but by next week, the fate of this year’s Wimbledon Championships will be decided.

Rafael Nadal calls on Spain’s athletes to raise 11 million euros to fight coronavirus

March 27, 2020 1:54:44 am

Spain is one of the most badly affected countries in the world with over 56,000 cases and the parliament voted to extend the coronavirus lockdown to at least April 12 after the death toll rose to over 4,000 by Thursday.

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Tokyo Olympics postponement could delay retirement for Leander Paes

March 26, 2020 5:22:17 pm

Leander Paes is contemplating to extend his career by another year to bid for an eighth Olympic appearance following the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Time running out for Wimbledon as AELTC weighs up contingency plans

March 26, 2020 9:29:33 am

Just last week, the French Open made the decision to move the claycourt tournament to September 20 to October 4 from its May start because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Roger Federer contributes one million swiss francs to help ‘vulnerable’ families

March 26, 2020 10:38:49 am

The Swiss tennis legend expects that this gesture of his influences others to join the movement against the novel coronavirus.

India’s Davis Cup team set to go to Pakistan in September

Olympic postponement may be blessing for busy calendar

March 25, 2020 5:30:13 pm

Tennis has also been impacted by the flu-like disease that has already killed more than 17,200 people worldwide since emerging in China late last year.

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US Open changing hard-court brand for first time since 1970s

March 24, 2020 12:07:19 pm

The tennis calendar has been in a near-constant state of flux because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the U.S. Open is still scheduled to start main-draw action at Flushing Meadows on August 31.

I’ll defend French Open title whenever it’s played, says Ash Barty

March 19, 2020 4:04:35 pm

Ash Barty did not receive a heads up from tournament chief Guy Forget about moving the 2020 edition back by four months but said she would grasp at any chance she gets to defend her title.

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