In April, the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships had to cancel Wimbledon for the first time since 1945, unable to host it during summer due to a coronavirus. The organizers are already preparing everything for the next edition that will take place between June 28 - July 11, 2021, gathering the best players in the world with or without the crowd.
Wimbledon was the only tournament with an insurance policy in place for the pandemic this season, but that's not the case for 2021, which means the organizers have to give their best and stage the world's most prestigious tennis event.
In the last year's men's singles final, Novak Djokovic prevailed over Roger Federer in the first deciding tie break in Wimbledon finals' history. Federer had everything in his hands against Djokovic in the ultimate clash of tennis titans, still walking off the court empty-handed!
The Swiss won 14 points more than the Serb, scored four breaks more than Novak, had 40 winners more on his tally, two match points and two break points at 11-11 in the decider up for grabs, squandering all that and allowing Djokovic to steal the crown in the longest Wimbledon final ever.
The Serb gave his best to stay in contention and fight against the rival who had the upper hand in the bigger part of the encounter, repelling those two match points on the return at 7-8 in the decider and producing nerves of steel in all three tie breaks to lift the 16th Major title.
The overall numbers were on Federer's side, but Djokovic did what he had to in the pivotal moments, carried by the incredible inner strength that helped him overpowering both Roger and the crowd en route to the fifth Wimbledon crown.
Two hours and 15 minutes since the beginning of the clash, Novak was yet to create a break chance, still leading two sets to one.
The organizers will cover all the options ahead of Wimbledon 2021.
In the first set tie break, Federer led 5-3 before dropping four straight points to hand it to Djokovic.
The Serb didn't have to do much in those 12 points, hitting no winners or errors and allowing Roger to make mistakes and wreck everything he had been building in the previous 55 minutes. The Swiss quickly left this setback behind him, storming over Djokovic to grab the second set 6-1, standing as the better player in the third as well but wasting a break chance that installed the second tie break.
Novak clinched it 7-4 after six errors from Roger, four in an unforced area from the backhand wing that cost him a slow start and more practical finish. After all kinds of drama in the deciding set and survived games 16 and 23, Novak was the favorite in the crucial tie break that he claimed 7-3 to wrap up the title and one of his most extraordinary victories ever.
"We are actively engaged in planning for next year's Championships and are considering multiple scenarios at this point, given that The Championships is still many months away," the organizers said.
"Since 1877, Wimbledon fans have embraced the Championships.
We have watched through multiple types of screen, at all hours of the day and night, descended from afar, even queued.. my how you have queued. This summer, sadly, we must come together by staying apart. No tents will be pitched, no records broken, no trophies engraved.
But as we say thank you for your passion and support, we remind ourselves that countless champions will be crowned. As frontline workers across the globe compete for us, we cheer for them. For now, with play suspended, we are united in hope that tomorrow will be better than today," Roger Federer said in April.