Boris Becker: Cancelling Wimbledon was the right decision



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Boris Becker: Cancelling Wimbledon was the right decision

Boris Becker, former world no. 1, three-time former Wimbledon champion, and Novak Djokovic's former coach expressed his opinion on the cancellation of 2020 Wimbledon. Becker won a total of six Slams: at Wimbledon, he won in 1985, 1986 and 1989.

Tennis has been stopped due to the global pandemic caused by the Coronavirus at least until 13 July 2020. In an interview, Becker expressed his opinion on the situation: "Wimbledon is one of the most important tournaments in the world, it has a very important meaning even at historical level, but its cancellation is a right decision.

Health comes first and therefore I think not playing this tournament in 2020 was the most reasonable decision. Fortunately the organizers have taken out insurance that will help reduce the economic impact. and thanks to this I don't think the tournament has significant financial problems."

Boris Becker entered the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2003. The German won 49 career titles and, in addition to the Grand Slam tournaments, he also won three ATP Finals in 1988, 1992 and 1995. Talking about tennis and Covid-19 pandemic, even the next Slam, the US Open, could be at risk, considering the situation in which New York and the USA find itself today.

There are still many unknowns about the 2020 tennis season, but it is hoped that the players can come back on the court before the end of the year. The entire clay season and the grass season has been cancelled. There are also worries that tennis may not resume at all for the rest of the 2020 season.

As of now, the US Open is still listed in the tennis schedule. The trajectory of the disease will determine the course of action of the tennis calendar.