World No. 107 Damir Dzumhur has urged people to stay at home and listen to the experts over the coronavirus. On Wednesday, the ATP extended the Tour suspension through to June 7 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tennis season has been suspended for two weeks now as the Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami were called off even before the ATP announced the suspension.
"I think we all should be responsible to ourselves and others, to stay at home, so this ends as soon as possible and everything returns to normal," Dzumhur told Sport Klub. "Personally, I'm trying to go out as less as possible -- not because of myself -- but because of what could happen to the elderly.
Why would someone do the things that can potentially harm others?" Also, Dzumhur reflected on the Indian Wells cancellation as he delayed his flight for a day because he felt that something could happen. After leading Bosnia and Herzegovina to a Davis Cup win over South Africa, the Bosnian went to Belgrade where he practiced for a few days.
"I moved my flight for Thursday morning and in the Wednesday evening we received the news of the Indian Wells cancellation," Dzumhur revealed. Meanwhile, it hasn't been an easy season for former world No. 23 Dzumhur, who has struggled at the ATP level events this year.
The Bosnian three-time ATP champion owns a 2-5 record at the ATP level this year and he will certainly be aiming to perform much better when the season continues.