USA's Taylor Fritz says he wasn't surprised when the ATP announced a six-week suspension of the men's professional Tour due to the coronavirus outbreak. But the American rising star admitted that having this much time off isn't something he is used and he will have to figure out how to spend his time in the following six weeks.
"We kind of saw it coming," Fritz said during his appearance on Tennis Channel. "But I'm still unsure of kind of what to do because you never get really time off playing tennis so you are not used to having six weeks to do just whatever (you want).
It's kind of like shock." On Sunday, the Indian Wells Masters became the first major United States sporting event to get cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. On Wednesday, BBC's Russell Fuller broke the news that the ATP was contemplating a six-week suspension after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a pandemic.
A day later, the ATP confirmed it was suspending the men's Tour for the next six weeks and said it was a tough decision but the right thing to do.