Australian tennis player John Millman doubts the season will continue once the six-week suspension expires as he predicts the whole clay season will get called off. Last Thursday, the ATP announced that it was suspending the men's professional Tour for at least the next six weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The hope that the Tour could potentially continue on April 27 is still alive but several players have already suggested they don't expect there will be any events before the grass season. "From what I have gathered -- I have spoken to Feliciano Lopez, the tournament director of Madrid -- mine indication there was that tournament probably won't go ahead (as scheduled from May 03-10)." Millman told The First Serve.
"So if that one gets cancelled I think that's going to have a bit of a domino effect. I can't see us playing any of the clay court season. In my head I think it is going to be longer than six weeks." Millman, ranked at No. 43 in the world, insists he will be working extremely hard during the Tour suspension as he wants to be in exceptional physical condition once the season continues.
"I really want to keep the engine kicking over. I want to use this time to get stronger, to get the miles in the legs, to get bigger in the gym, get tougher in the gym and then build in to that on-court work," Millman claimed.