The tennis world is at a standstill, Federer benefited

Roger Federer is regarded as the master planning and the timing. And, now, chance plays into his hands. Because of its surprising surgery in February on his ri

The tennis world is at a standstill, Federer benefited

Roger Federer is regarded as the master planning and the timing. And, now, chance plays into his hands. Because of its surprising surgery in February on his right knee would have to be probably a better time. Because after the cancellation of Indian Wells, the biggest tournament next to the four Grand Slam occasions, the professional tennis, in fact, silent. And the Pause could extend to several weeks or months.

This is Federer, who intends in any case only in June for the turf season on the Tour to return. Because of this its competitors can gain no points and will now have to look at how the bridge suddenly tournament-free time. On Twitter, comments like this were created: "Federer is probably somewhere on a private beach, and laughs to himself."

In California, was supposed to start on Monday the qualification, on Thursday, the main tournament, had lost in the Federer one year ago in the Final against Dominic Thiem. On Sunday evening, the game information and player, of which many arrived were about the cancellation, many seemed taken by surprise. The health authority of Riverside County to the Coachella Valley with Palm Springs and Indian Wells, had to call a health state of emergency after a Coronavirus became known. The tournament responded with the rejection.

The highest average age of viewers

they were very disappointed, said tournament chief Tommy Haas, "but the health and safety of local people, Fans, players, volunteers, sponsors, employees, and all other is of the utmost importance." They were ready to conduct the tournament at a different time, and would consider your options. Indian Wells is about 450'000 spectators. It takes place in a pensioners ' Paradise, which is why the average age of the viewers is the highest in major tournaments. The tournament is expected at the earliest in the autumn to make up for when the temperatures are more bearable and the Coronavirus epidemic is hopefully subsided. And possibly in Asia, bigger tournaments cancelled must be about the master's tournament in Shanghai.

Steve Simon, the Chairman of the women's tour, said: "It is to speculate early on what could be done with the following tournaments. We will monitor the Situation closely." The likelihood of more Cancellations to follow, is, however. The two calendar weeks after Indian Wells are reserved for the Miami Open, has won Federer last year. In the United States so far, more than 500 infections with the Corona were counted-Virus and at least 24 deaths, including two in Florida, is also a popular destination for retirees. After that, the tennis circus should perform a few months in Europe, with master tournaments in Monte Carlo (from 12. April), Madrid and Rome, as well as the culmination of the clay season, the French Open in Paris (from 24. May). These tournaments are currently in the stars. And even in Wimbledon, the First worry about their Championships from the end of June.

Created: 09.03.2020, 14:15 Uhr

Updated Date: 09 March 2020, 14:01

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