All ATP and WTA tournaments were canceled until mid-July, an inevitable decision after the All England Club formalized the cancellation of Wimbledon for the first time since World War II. Roland Garros has made the controversial decision to move the second Slam of the year from September 20 to October 4, only a week after the end of the US Open and in conjunction with the Laver Cup (scheduled in Boston from September 25th to 27th).
The decision to cancel this year's edition of the Championships because of the coronavirus immediately found the reaction of Roger Federer, who commented on Twitter with a simple: "devastated" But the Swiss champion seems to be already thinking about the revenge against Novak Djokovic, with whom he lost the historic final of last year, to 2021.
Thierry Ascione, who coaches Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, is unsure if Roger Federer would have won another Grand Slam this season. "I think Djokovic was ready to win two Grand Slams this year," Ascione told Express Sport.
"Nadal I think again the French Open but this is not really good for them in terms of history. In terms of the biggest player of the GOAT, of course this year is changing a little bit and this is one more year for Roger, Rafa and Novak without tournaments.
I think for them it is important to play the Grand Slam, especially for Rafa and Djokovic, the US Open and French Open." Ascione points out there are more serious issues at hand than those who rake in millions from the sport.
He added: "There are consequences for everyone, the players who are making history and for the players who just need this to eat something. For tennis it's terrible to have the tour completely stopped. Of course there are things much more important than tennis but for tennis that's tough. Maybe we won't play until December - maybe."