Tennis Coronavirus Crisis – Will ALL Tournaments Be Cancelled?
With the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Masters Event being canceled, many more events are likely to follow suit in the coming weeks and months.
So the question is – will we see any tennis played before the US Open 2020?
Miami Open is planned for next week, but with cases confirmed in the Miami Dade county, the event is at high risk of being canceled also.
Clay Court Season
In April, we head into the clay-court swing in Europe, with the Monte Carlo Masters Event kicking it off the clay-court season. However, Monaco is just a short drive away from Northern Italy, which currently has more cases than anywhere else in the world after China, the center of the outbreak.
So that tournament is also at high risk of being canceled or held with no spectators.
Then we have events in Spain, Germany and Italy, all three countries are currently exploding in cases so all of those events are in high doubt.
French Open 2020 – Cancelled?
That then leads us into the French Open which is held in Paris, parts of which are currently in a lockdown with schools closed and people advised to stay at home. If the situation gets worse between now and June (which most analysts fully expect unless drastic steps are taken worldwide) then Roland Garros is at serious risk of being canceled or postponed.
June 2020 is when many experts believe the coronavirus crisis will peak worldwide, it’s also the month of the grass-court season.
With many cases already confirmed in London, and with the peak being months away, will we see Wimbledon canceled also?