Wimbledon Set To Be Scrapped As ATP And WTA Mull 6-week Tennis Ban: Report

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Wimbledon Coronavirus update: The All-England Club are reluctant to play the iconic Grand Slam in the absence of spectators as per latest reports.

Written By Daniel Arambur | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The Coronavirus pandemic has gripped the world in more ways than one. The fast-spreading disease has affected various sporting events across the globe in recent weeks. NBA, NHL, MLS have already been affected by Coronavirus. Top football leagues in England, France, Italy and Germany have also been hit with various setbacks due to the Coronavirus outbreak. US President Donald Trump has also issued a Europe travel ban on American citizens. Amidst all this chaos, it looks likely that Wimbledon will also take a hit in the coming weeks.

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Wimbledon Coronavirus update

Wimbledon scrapped? 

Reports in The Sun state that, the All-England Club are reportedly reluctant to go ahead with the Wimbledon tournament in the absence of spectators in the arena. Ultimately, this could result in a delay in the start of the clay-court season and potentially affect the French Open, which is scheduled to begin on May 24, 2020. A final call would be made after the All-England Club consult with the UK government and relevant health authorities. However, the policy of major sporting events taking place behind-closed-doors will be given the go-ahead across the UK for the next few weeks at least. The last time that Wimbledon was cancelled was during the Second World War. The report further adds that Wimbledon's insurance policies mean they can offer refunds to ticket holders and debenture holders in the event of a cancellation. 

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