Roger Federer ‘devastated’ as Wimbledon is cancelled due to coronavirus crisis

first_imgRoger Federer is ‘devastated’ after it was announced that Wimbledon has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus crisis, the first time the event has been cancelled since World War II. Loading… ‘How many more times can Roger Federer realistically try to win Wimbledon?’ Croft questioned. ‘And if the French Open does take place later in the year, that benefits Nadal more than anybody potentially. ‘And then you look at Serena and her best chance to win another Slam is on the grass courts at Wimbledon so that affects her as well. She is now 38 and has started a family.’ An All England Club statement on Wednesday confirmed: ‘It is with great regret that the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic. Read Also:Coronavirus: Wimbledon 2020 cancelled for the first time since WWII ‘Uppermost in our mind has been the health and safety of all of those who come together to make Wimbledon happen – the public in the UK and visitors from around the world, our players, guests, members, staff, volunteers, partners, contractors, and local residents – as well as our broader responsibility to society’s efforts to tackle this global challenge to our way of life. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Huge swathes of sport across the globe have been postponed or cancelled as the coronavirus outbreak continues, but there had been hope that Wimbledon, scheduled to start on 29 June, would go ahead. However, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon that the London tournament has been cancelled for 2020 and will not return until next year. The eight-times champion simply tweeted one word after the announcement was made: ‘Devastated.’ Before the announcement was made, former British number one Annabel Croft stated her belief that cancellation would be bad news for ageing legends Federer and Serena Williams.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot10 Largest Cities In The World7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Nations That Are Most Difficult To Invadelast_img read more