Russia's Karen Khachanov reveals the ATP has explained to players that hosting events without fans isn't a viable option for tennis. The season has been suspended since March 12 and there won't be any events taking place until at least July 13.
Once tennis resumes, there is no guarantee that fans would be allowed to attend matches. The Wimbledon organizers ruled out hosting The Championships behind the closed doors a week before they announced the cancellation of the event.
Khachanov and fellow Andrey Rublev had a great time during their Instagram Live session on Tuesday night.
Khachanov says ATP explained to them that tournaments without spectators are not a viable option for tennis. — Oleg S. (@AnnaK_4ever) April 28, 2020
Rublev used every possible chance to poke fun at Khachanov over his poor internet connection.
Khachanov and Rublev on IG live right now.
Karen's picture was not very good at the start of their live session.
Rublev: You didn't pay for high speed Internet?
Khachanov: Where do you think I live? In a cave? — Oleg S.
(@AnnaK_4ever) April 28, 2020
Why Khachanov withdrew from Virtual Madrid Open?
His IP would be blocked out each time he tried to join the game. — Oleg S. (@AnnaK_4ever) April 28, 2020
Khachanov asks Rublev about his most expensive buy.
Khachanov: Damn it!
Internet connecton failed!
Rublev: No, it's fine. I'm just thinking. — Oleg S. (@AnnaK_4ever) April 28, 2020
Khachanov's internet connection does fail. Rublev has to be the one to restart their IG live. Khachanov joins in but in awful quality.
Khachanov reappears, again in dreadful quality:
"Well thank you very much! Everybody is trolling me because of my Internet connection.