Jamie Murray: Wimbledon more likely to get cancelled than postponed


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Jamie Murray: Wimbledon more likely to get cancelled than postponed

British doubles specialist Jamie Murray expects Wimbledon to get cancelled. Last week, the AELTC announced they would hold an emergency board meeting this week to determine the faith of Wimbledon. The AELTC confirmed cancelling or postponing Wimbledon was an option.

Murray, a two-time Wimbledon mixed doubles champion, thinks a cancellation is more likely than a postponement. The tennis season has been suspended until at least June 8 but it's widely expected that the suspension will get extended.

This year's Wimbledon is scheduled to take place from June 29 - July 12. "I think so, I think for them it is difficult to move the tournament back for many reasons, because you are running into other tournaments," Murray told Today on BBC Radio 4, as revealed on Sky Sports.

"I guess for the moment it is still on the schedule. Even things like daylight, to host the event, each week that passes you get less light to play the tournament. They play until 9 or 10pm each night at Wimbledon. "I guess everyone has been waiting on it, it is obviously the next big event in the calendar that is on for the moment.

"I think there are meetings today and tomorrow about what their plans are. That will give us insight into what that means for our grasscourt season but also the rest of the season going forward after that." The FFT rescheduled the French Open for a September start even before the ATP and WTA extended the tours suspension through to June 7.