American tennis star Tennys Sandgren thinks the ATP made the right decision when it decided to suspend the men's professional Tour for the next six weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak. On Sunday, the Indian Wells Masters became the first major United States sporting event to get cancelled due to the coronavirus.
On Thursday, the Miami Masters announced they wouldn't be staging this year's event. Shortly after the Miami tournament got officially cancelled, the ATP announced their won't be any ATP events staged in the following six weeks.
"Does gathering for sports events really matter compared to flooding the health care system? Obviously not,” Sandgren told Christopher Clarey of the New York Times. “People just have to understand that and be OK with taking one for the team in all walks of life”.
Sandgren, who made the quarterfinal at this year's Australian Open, fears the Tour could eventually end up being suspended for much more than six weeks. World No. 55 Sandgren said he "would not be surprised if we were not back out there until the grass."