The tournament organizer says it has evaluated all possible scenarios, including both launch and cancellation, in the midst of escalating new coronavirus outbreaks
The green will start on June 29 but a statement released AELTC
Wednesday acknowledged the difficulties ahead, especially since the British government introduced it locking restrictions
on the countryside.
“The outstanding challenge presented by the COVID-19 crisis continues to affect our way of life in ways we could not have imagined, and our thoughts are with all those affected in the UK and around the world,” says AELTC’s executive director Richard Lewis in one statement.
“The single most important consideration is public health, and we are determined to act responsibly through the decisions we make.
“We are working hard to ensure safety in our plans for 2020 and have convened an emergency meeting of the AELTC Executive Board next week, where a decision will be made.”
The possibility of the tournament being played behind closed doors has been formally excluded by the organizers, who have also admitted that the relatively short lawn season would make the launching difficult.
The French Open
, due to start on May 18, has already been pushed back to September, while all professional tennis has been temporarily suspended until further notice.
While the sports world has been severely affected by the spread of Covid-19 – especially with the launch of Tokyo 2020
– athletes have gathered to raise money for those who fight the virus.
and his wife Mirka will personally donate 1 million Swiss francs ($ 1.02 million) to help the most vulnerable families in Switzerland affected by the outbreak.