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Very clear statement from AELTIC: https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2020-03-25/aeltc_update_on_the_championships_2020.html

"An emergency meeting of the AELTC Main Board is scheduled for next week, and in preparation we are communicating closely with the LTA, and with the ATP, WTA, ITF and the other Grand Slams."

"The Championships due to the nature of our surface suggests that postponement is not without significant risk and difficulty. Playing behind closed doors has been formally ruled out. "

"The single most important consideration is one of public health, and we are determined to act responsibly through the decisions we make."

So Wimbeldon is showing us how it is done. No postphoning, no playing in front of empty stands. Talking with all the parties involved, taking responsibilty and realising that there are more important things than tennis right now. All MTF can do now is bow down deep to the most important tennis tournament in the world.

All this careful communication makes the nasty move of French Open even more disgusting.
 

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Would have loved to watch a slam with no crowd, just for the experience but sadly won't happen, this statement sounds like it is canceled already.
 

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Very polite and politically correct statement in the most British style. I want to see reality now.
What reality do you want to see? It's either going to be cancelled (most likely outcome) or else there is going to be extensive consultation about a possible postponement. Either way, these are not just empty words, but responsible action.

If you want to see a chasm between fine-sounding words and actual behaviour, read Guy Forget's touching remarks about the Australian bushfires and how tennis comes second at such times, and how he says that postponing the AO would, however, be "almost impossible" because of the congested calendar and the rights of other tournaments:


And then when his own tournament is threatened in a time of much bigger crisis, what does he do? He instantly drops all his high-sounding words and unilaterally grabs a spot on the calendar for himself.

What a colossal hypocrite and a nasty piece of work. Anyone involved in the FO decision, and anyone consulted on it, should be ashamed.
 

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They are taking it slowly , just as everything goes now from the goverment , the people , the economy but the health care system . Thats the way to go . We first deemed IW decision over reacting and trash them , then we turn into whats to be played w/o public , what' s with the ranking , who will get benefited the most and so on until the realization of no tennis at all , better add some sense put energy into what matters health and humanity . May be except Trump , Bolsonaro , Johnson , Nadalalot , etc.
 

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Very clear statement from AELTIC: https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2020-03-25/aeltc_update_on_the_championships_2020.html

"An emergency meeting of the AELTC Main Board is scheduled for next week, and in preparation we are communicating closely with the LTA, and with the ATP, WTA, ITF and the other Grand Slams."

"The Championships due to the nature of our surface suggests that postponement is not without significant risk and difficulty. Playing behind closed doors has been formally ruled out. "

"The single most important consideration is one of public health, and we are determined to act responsibly through the decisions we make."

So Wimbeldon is showing us how it is done. No postphoning, no playing in front of empty stands. Talking with all the parties involved, taking responsibilty and realising that there are more important things than tennis right now. All MTF can do now is bow down deep to the most important tennis tournament in the world.

All this careful communication makes the nasty move of French Open even more disgusting.
Wimbledon is known for being conservative, not proactive.
The French Open is not going to fall into the trap that Wimbledon did.
 

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Wimbledon giving into fears and panic and not being brave and bold under duress like Roland Garros displayed courage and optimism in the face of danger. No need to make a rushed hasty decision here, wait to the end of April.
 

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Wimbledon is known for being conservative, not proactive.
The French Open is not going to fall into the trap that Wimbledon did.
Proactive... haha . That's not proactive , it's a gamble . Bold gamble . There is not going to be any tennis in France or any event barring local sport in France in 2020 . Proactive is being on top of stuff, find the best possible solutions and not making it any worse .

Proactive in this case of RG, would have been talk, negotiate with TDs in finding the solutions. But as said there can be no proactive attitude when minds change , when there is a pandemy that's likely to change everything , the world order for the near future , travel , economy , turism , migration fk etc.
 

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Proactive... haha . That's not proactive , it's a gamble . Bold gamble . There is not going to be any tennis in France or any event barring local sport in France in 2020 . Proactive is being on top of stuff, find the best possible solutions and not making it any worse .

Proactive in this case of RG, would have been talk, negotiate with TDs in finding the solutions. But as said there can be no proactive attitude when there is a pandemy that's likely to change every thing , the world order for the near future , travel , economy , turism , migration fk etc.
They spoke to Rafa and others, and made the correct decision.
Not sure who Wimbledon spoke to....
 

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They spoke to Rafa and others, and made the correct decision.
Not sure who Wimbledon spoke to....
Um, Wimbledon is speaking to the ATP, the WTA and the other slams.

The FO didn't speak to any of those, rather merely consulted their pet player, who put his own interests ahead of everybody else's and basic decency.
 

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Wimbledon giving into fears and panic and not being brave and bold under duress like Roland Garros displayed courage and optimism in the face of danger. No need to make a rushed hasty decision here, wait to the end of April.
It's funny the way your definition of "courage" is remarkably like well-adjusted people's definition of "acting like a selfish shit".

Please don't ever become a soldier.
 

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Federer fans taking the moral high road, acting as Wimbledon presenters since their camp has an interest in it, secretly mad it won't be played but have less bargain in it than a decade ago since Federer is unlikely to win it, which they know.
 

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Fedtards in ruins cause they thought Corona would save Federer records. Instead it looks like Wimbledon is cancelled and Rafa 2 best slams, USO and RG may go ahead. Then cloaking these ruins in fake concern for the health of the masses

Never in doubt

I'm of the opinion nothing will be played but we will see
 

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Rafa fans in ruins because the humble one has been caught out acting venally in a time of crisis.

No amount of PR will ever wash away this stain.

Out, damned spot! Out, I say!—One, two. Why, then, ’tis time to do ’t. Hell is murky!—Fie, my lord, fie! A soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account.
 

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Expected result considering U.K. is struggling with the virus atm and there’s no way players will be allowed to fly there or really anywhere atm. Time to get creative and think of stuff to do while stuck at home all day with no tennis to watch.
 
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