Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik says if he could choose a player to isolate with that would be Canadian Denis Shapovalov. Bublik, ranked at No. 51 in the world, considers world No. 16 Shapovalov a funny guy. The ATP asked on Instagram players and fans: "If you could choose one player to isolate with, who would you pick and why?" Bublik, 22, choose 20-year-old Shapovalov as he wrote in the comment section: "Denis Shapovalov.
He can rap, so I won't be bored." Back-to-back French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem and doubles specialist Robert Lindstedt also revealed their picks. World No. 3 Thiem choose fellow compatriot and close friend Dennis Novak, while Lindstedt choose 6 feet 10 inch tall John Isner.
2014 Australian Open doubles champion Lindstedt jokingly explained why he would choose Isner as he wrote in the comment section: "John Isner. When we ran out of food he can check the top cupboards to see what we have left."
This week, the ATP extended the Tour suspension through to June 07 due to the coronavirus outbreak. "After careful consideration, and due to the continuing outbreak of COVID-19, all ATP and WTA tournaments in the Spring clay-court swing will not be held as scheduled.
This includes the combined ATP/WTA tournaments in Madrid and Rome, along with the WTA events in Strasbourg and Rabat and ATP events in Munich, Estoril, Geneva and Lyon," the ATP and WTA said in their statement. "The professional tennis season is now suspended through 7 June 2020, including the ATP Challenger Tour and ITF World Tennis Tour.
At this time, tournaments taking place from 8 June 2020 onwards are still planning to go ahead as per the published schedule."