Organizers cancel 2020 Wimbledon tourney

There will be no Wimbledon this 2020 (Wimbledon Photo)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

The most prestigious grand-slam tournament, Wimbledon recently decided to stop all of its tennis operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After thorough deliberation and a systematic analysis of the situation among the Wimbledon organizers, they decided that the best thing to do is to stop the tournament for the year.

This 2020, the grass-court tourney was due to run from June 29 to July 12 for two weeks where Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep are all set to defend their respective titles.

However, after Roland Garros and the other tennis tournaments canceled or moved their schedules, Wimbledon organizers also decided to come up with their own decision.

All England Club chairman, Ian Hewitt, said that coming up with the final decision was hard and took a long time to absorb.

“It has weighed heavily on our minds that the staging of The Championships has only been interrupted previously by world wars. But, following thorough and extensive consideration of all scenarios, we believe that it is a measure of this global crisis that it is ultimately the right decision to cancel this year’s Championships,” Hewitt said.

Some tennis superstars then expressed their sentiments toward the cancelation such as Roger Federer and Simona Halep, and former champion Boris Becker said that the Wimbledon organizers could have waited longer before coming up with the decision.