lol no, Wimbledon has the insurance already. They took the money and ranI honestly hope so. I am a diehard Rafa fan and I know Rafa's chance of winning Wimby is kinda slim, I still don't want to see a major get cancelled like that. It just sucks. It leaves question marks when big 3 all retire and fans start debating the GOAT. The margins will be slim among big three and the difference could be just one or two majors. One major getting cancelled is huge, it could potentially belong to any of big 3.
Tennis pundits and fans were all criticizing RG for postponing the event without consulting ATP and players and stuff, and were praising Wimbledon for fucking cancelling the event. How absurd is that? I don't hear those RG criticisms anymore these days. Wimbledon must be kicking their butt off after seeing RG and USO will be potentially held without the crowd.
If the jumping-jack is put back in the can, players will have to come in 14 days earlier - for the qualies even earlier. I think the French are eager to show off their roof, and they will move the Eiffel Tower to get the show going. The USO is maybe getting pressure to 'get America moving again' blah blah... The problem with Wimby is maybe the grass, it can only be maintained for so long.Well if the FO and USO get played, but W doesn't, then I feel like they jumped the gun on this one!!
So you don't care about tennis, only about advantage in the GS race.If they were to uncancel grass court season they'd have to do it this week, to give the players enough time to get ready on grass courts and allow the events to quickly sell tickets. I'm on fumes right now too, but if there is no more tennis the rest of 2020, then I'll be less angry about no Wimbledon!!
I don't think it will matter how many people sign a petition, Wimbledon sent a message, and that message is GREED won. They refuse to host tennis unless they can make maximum profits.Let's get a petition going to uncancel W and have a grass season starting on June 8th!!
Roland Garros has a reputation for being tennis lovers, whereas Wimbledon is more of a business.Nah, they made the right call business wise. They had the insurance, FO e.g. didn't so they're still hoping to salvage something.
More interestingly Rafa can win a 5th US Open this year, tying Federer-Sampras-Connors, and then go to Australia looking for the Double Career Grand Slam!If anyone’s screwed over WB, it’s got to b defending champion & world no.1 who was in position to defend for a record 1 short (defending title) of Fed there. I guess he’ll have to compensate by taking the next 2 HC majors & breaking all time HC majors record in the process, a feat & milestone not too shabby.
Um, I think they sent a message that public health is more important than profits.I don't think it will matter how many people sign a petition, Wimbledon sent a message, and that message is GREED won. They refuse to host tennis unless they can make maximum profits.
50% of revenues is always better than 0% of revenuesPer L'Equipe, Roland Garros would lose exactly 50% of its revenues if held behind closed doors. But the remaining revenues would still make it worth it for FFT to stage the event, especially considering FFT pledged to hand out 35 million in emergency aid to French clubs, coaches, umpires, and players.