Wimbledon cancelled; Grass court season shelved - Our reaction

We knew it was coming, and yet it still felt shocking, and it still hurt. 

After Wimbledon announced its 134th edition would not take place, and the rest of the grass court season was abandoned because of the Coronavirus, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts were joined on The Tennis Podcast by Simon Briggs, the Tennis Correspondent of The Telegraph. 

Was there any alternative? What sort of impact will the cancellations have on the tennis world, and those working within it? And when can the sport realistically return?

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In the absence of live tennis, we will be watching classic matches together over the next few months and recording podcasts immediately afterwards with our reaction, research and reminiscences. The first episode will be out on Monday 6th April when we will be discussing two classic Miami finals: Venus vs Serena from 1999 and Murray vs Ferrer from 2013. If you’d like to watch along with us, then Murray vs. Ferrer is available in full on Tennis TV, and Venus vs Serena can be found on Youtube:

Set 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y06o9Ne_TFE

Set 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maisBdaUjIw

Set 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u23jtMoPadY&t=1272s


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