In British Summer sporting calendar, Wimbledon is the most ancient and prestigious event. But now the coronavirus pandemic situation is enforcing to cancel this tournament to save mankind. This event has never stopped entertaining after the Second World War.
This championship was scheduled from 29 June to 12 July 2020. This championship has been treated as a festival, held up to two weeks with 40 tournaments and practice courts engaged by the participants and staffs. Also, this event requires at least two months of pre-event preparation which is now impossible, as the mandated lockdown and precautions for social distancing by the government.
According to All England Club’s executive Richard Lewis, This was a challenging decision to be taken. We strongly believe that now this could be the best for society, also this decision will impact on the grass-court events in the UK and Europe and broader tennis calendar. Wimbledon is considered as the most important and sophisticated summer entertainment in the world of tennis. The previous year, this event has been recorded with 500,397 attendances over the fortnight from all around the globe.
The All England Club chairman, Ian Hewitt depicted with grief that “This is a decision that we have not taken lightly, and we have done so with the highest regard for public health and the wellbeing of all those who come together to make Wimbledon happen.” In accordance with this decision of Wimbledon, the ATP, WTA and ITF tours have announced that professional tennis is not going to come back in the court before 13 July 2020.