Former world number one tennis player Andy Murray said on Wednesday that he believes that tennis is one of the last sports to return after the world recovers from Coronavirus pandemic.
As the tennis season has suspended since March, due to Coronavirus Pandemic. It has affected to all those lower level players who depend solely on the tournament winning, of the chance to earn a living.
“I would imagine tennis would be one of the last sports to get back to normality because you’ve obviously got players and coaches and teams coming from all over the world into one area,” Murray told CNN.
“I would be surprised if they were back playing the sport by September time,” he added.
Europe and United States have been hit hard by this virus which has taken ten of thousands of lives across both countries. Now, French Open rescheduled to be held in the month of September and October. While Wimbledon Championships set to begin from late June, were cancelled.
Last week, US Open organiser said that playing the hard court Grand Slam without fans is a possibility but highly unlikely. “You have to feel like the whole world working normally again and travelling normally before tennis would go back to especially the major competitions,” Murray said.