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28 Mar 20 20:49
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Let's keep tennis talk in here during this corona hiatus so it doesn't get buried in other discussion.

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By:
edy
When: 28 Mar 20 20:53
Christopher Clarey @christophclarey
4h
So much uncertainty about the 2020 tennis season but what is clear is that if play does resume this year, both the ATP and WTA intend to play until nearly the end of December: using their previously scheduled offseason to try to get as many tournaments played as possible
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 28 Mar 20 20:54
Was just about to c+p that.

So would that mean ATP & WTA Finals would be postponed til the end of the year or are they doing them as scheduled and just throwing in whatever tournaments fit by the end of the year? It would also mean a super long season with whatever tennis is played this year + 10/11 months next year.
By:
edy
When: 28 Mar 20 21:01
The text could also be read as the finals being at the end of december, virus permitting.
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 28 Mar 20 21:07
Elton John is booked at the 02 until December 17th.
By:
edy
When: 28 Mar 20 21:30
So christmas week it is for the ATP finals then.
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 29 Mar 20 01:08
Happy
but what about Davis Cup?
By:
edy
When: 29 Mar 20 01:42
The ATP is in a war with the ITF anyway and wishes to establish ATP Cup as the only real tennis team competition. Will probably overlap.
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 29 Mar 20 12:31
Tennis.Life @tennislifenews
6hAfter six months, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and coach Sam Sumyk have split up. The Russian offers insight in a fascinating interview with Russian website Kommersant.
http://ow.ly/ubgy50yYLDB

oh no
By:
EatMySalada
When: 30 Mar 20 16:02
Problem is more about crowds in next months. Hopefully for us i can see minor leagues at national stage going to play, some atp players could take part to maintain their fitness.
Another opportunity is to create 'closed' events to pay off some wages for players outside top 100 who are really struggling now.
By:
edy
When: 30 Mar 20 16:36
Some ITF events really should've kept going. Some are week-in-week-out at the same locations with the same players.
By:
wisewords
When: 30 Mar 20 16:41
this is very bad times for those players Sad
By:
edy
When: 30 Mar 20 18:04

Mar 29, 2020 -- 12:31PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Tennis.Life @tennislifenews6hAfter six months, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and coach Sam Sumyk have split up. The Russian offers insight in a fascinating interview with Russian website Kommersant.http://ow.ly/ubgy50yYLDBoh no


- You are on the board of WTA players. What can you say about the decision of the organizers of Roland Garros to postpone the tournament to the fall, which caused a powerful resonance?

- So far, nothing is clear to the end. Just yesterday, I called up at the WTA office in Florida and talked until midnight. In addition to me, the board of players includes American Sloan Stevens, Madison Keyes and Christy Ahn, British Johanna Comte, Serb Sasha Krunich and Croatian Donna Vekic. Separately, I communicate with Austrian Jürgen Meltzer from the ATP players council. We periodically correspond with each other about the decisions they make. Since many WTA and ATP tournaments are held simultaneously, questions should also be discussed together.

Tomorrow we call up a Frenchwoman, Natalie Deshey, who works with Roland Garros director Guy Forge. As far as I understand, they might have problems with tournament insurance, but this is only an assumption. The French insist on holding the tournament starting September 20, it is not possible to choose another date. However, the organizers of the US Open, which should be completed just a week before, also do not want to move yet.

In general, we on the board of players do not yet understand how the situation will be resolved. In addition, unfortunately, none of us can control many things.

- How do you feel about the recent initiative of the 371st racket of the world by Georgian Sofia Shapatava regarding the fact that the ATP and WTA should separately support financially low-ranking players?

- Of course, we want to help such players. Although not only they lose money. Nobody will pay us while we sit at home and play. Now everyone is in the same situation.
If tournaments start in June, this is one story. And if in the worst case scenario everything is postponed to next year, it’s completely different.

- After reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, you have not played for some time due to injury. How is your physical condition now?

- I think that in my hip injury there is a little fault of my former trainer Sam Sumik, as well as a physical training coach. Over the course of my career, apart from my shoulder, nothing has ever hurt me. I think the training process and the schedule of participation in tournaments were incorrectly planned. A few weeks after returning from Melbourne, I defeated Belinda Bencic, the fourth racket of the world, in Dubai, but I couldn’t really play the next match against Anette Contaveit. She withdrew from tournaments in Doha and Lyon in order to prepare well for Indian Wells, but the situation with the coronavirus began to unfold there. Now I’ve already recovered and I feel much better.

https://www.tennisforum.com/threads/pavs-says-sumyk-too-is-at-fault-for-her-hip-injury.1374725/

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By:
wisewords
When: 30 Mar 20 18:10
edy did you make those spelling mistake changes on purpose?
By:
wisewords
When: 30 Mar 20 18:11
Sloan Stevens, Madison Keyes and Christy Ahn. British Johanna Comte CrazyLaugh
By:
wisewords
When: 30 Mar 20 18:14
or is it just a Google Translate?
By:
wisewords
When: 30 Mar 20 18:15
ps, Sumyk sucks
By:
wisewords
When: 30 Mar 20 18:16
Anette Contaveit Crazy
By:
edy
When: 30 Mar 20 18:17
I don't know if it's Google Translate, but if you go to the link I posted you'll see the original source is Russian, so...
By:
wisewords
When: 30 Mar 20 18:21
ok aidy
By:
EatMySalada
When: 30 Mar 20 19:15

Mar 30, 2020 -- 6:21PM, wisewords wrote:


ok aidy


LaughLaughLaugh

By:
edy
When: 01 Apr 20 19:48
Wimbledon has been officially cancelled.
By:
wisewords
When: 01 Apr 20 20:01
Sad
By:
wisewords
When: 01 Apr 20 20:01
Cry
By:
edy
When: 09 Apr 20 17:19
The ATP and WTA are teasing a "Tennis United" thingy announcement for tomorrow, April 10.
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 11 Apr 20 12:18
https://twitter.com/tvanouvelles/status/1248692604742643712
Province of Quebec looking to cancel all events til end of August, so likely no tennis from Montreal this year.
By:
edy
When: 11 Apr 20 21:03
Officially cancelled for the year.
By:
EatMySalada
When: 12 Apr 20 00:18
Us Open odds to play flip flop now :D
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 12 Apr 20 01:54
New York schools shut til September, so it doesn't look good.
By:
edy
When: 12 Apr 20 11:14
Should just play the US Open in Indian Wells.
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 16 Apr 20 05:27
Stuart Fraser @stu_fraser
The likelihood of the US Open going ahead just took another hit. CNN reporting tonight that the local mayor has cast doubt on any major sporting events taking place in New York City with spectators this year.
By:
wisewords
When: 16 Apr 20 15:49
Would they play the tournament behind closed doors?
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 16 Apr 20 18:42
So much of the revenue comes from attendance. I think Rogers Cup said it wasn't worth it for tv revenue alone.
By:
wisewords
When: 16 Apr 20 20:28
Oh. So no Wimbledon, no US Open and no Roland Garros in 2020?
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 16 Apr 20 20:33
Too early to say.
By:
wisewords
When: 16 Apr 20 20:35
I'm not hopeful
By:
EatMySalada
When: 16 Apr 20 23:23
Can see only minor and local tournaments for some months, do you think the top players will be playing with the covid19 still causing some fear?
The only one could be Federer surprisingly: not so much left to play and a special present (vaccine) from his friend Gates
By:
edy
When: 16 Apr 20 23:45
Colette Lewis
@zootennis
USTA Executive Director Dowse says it is "highly unlikely" US Open will happen if spectators are not allowed.

dirk hordorff
@dirkhordorff
New plan of ATP and WTA , in case USOpen will be not played. Clay court season in September. @rolandgarros needs to move one week, and play q, before Madrid and Rome sheduled, before may be some european clay court events. After Beijng ,Tokyo, after Shanghai @StefMylesTennis

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By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 17 Apr 20 00:00
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/not-really-in-the-spirit-us-open-unlikely-to-go-behind-closed-doors-20200417-p54knu.html
decision will be made in June.
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 17 Apr 20 15:12
Laver Cup postponed til 2021.
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