Stan Wawrinka: It's possible that we won't be playing at all this year

Also, Wawrinka speaks on helping lower-ranked players during the Tour suspension.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Stan Wawrinka: It's possible that we won't be playing at all this year

Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka, 35, admits there is a real possibility we won't see any tennis for the rest of 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The tennis season has been suspended since March 12 and there won't be any events taking place until at least July 13.

However, there isn't really too much optimism that the season will resume once the current suspension expires. "So even if we play without an audience, there will still be a lot of people there. It's too early to know. Everything is possible.

It's possible that we won't be playing at all this year," Wawrinka told L'Equipe, per TennisActu. Lower-ranked players are facing major financial difficulties during the Tour suspension and three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka underlines they can't be forgotten now.

"It is very important to support players who have a lot of difficulties. If tennis exists, it is thanks to all the players, not only those who are at the top," Wawrinka said. "But it also shows that there is a lack of harmony in pro tennis: the Grand Slams bring a lot of money to their Federation.

It creates even more imbalances between these four and the others. France or England can support all their structures, which the other countries cannot do because they have no reservations. It will further deepen the gaps between these large, very powerful Federations and the others who have absolutely nothing and cannot support young people."

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