Grand Slam

USTA Reacts To Wimbledon Cancellation

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With today’s news that the 2020 Wimbledon Championships have cancelled and with the French Tennis Federation already having moved the dates of this year’s French Open from May to September – and with […]

With Great Britain On Lockdown, 2020 Wimbledon Championships Cancelled

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The 2020 Wimbledon Championships have been cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus pandemic. Official word came from the AELTC about 4 p.m. London time Wednesday. The 134th Championships, instead, […]

Wimbledon Decision Will Be No Splendour In The Grass

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With Great Britain on lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and pro tennis halted until at least June 8, which coincides with start of the traditional British grass-court season, it should come […]

US Open Site To Be Turned Into Temporary Hospital

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The Wall Street Journal reported Monday evening that facilities at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center, the site of the US Open, will be turned into a temporary hospital in the […]

The Telegraph: All England Club Will Confirm Wimbledon Cancellation This Week

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The Telegraph tennis correspondent Simon Briggs confirmed Sunday night that the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club will announce the cancellation of Wimbledon after its emergency board meeting scheduled on Wednesday. According to the […]

Wimbledon Fate Will Be Decided Next Week

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Wimbledon organizers announced Wednesday that the All England Club will decide on the fate of the 2020 Wimbledon Championships next week. While the AELTC says they are considering both cancellation and postponement, their […]

Wimbledon Looking At Contingency Plans Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

STARNBERG, March 25, 2020 The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) confirmed Wednesday that it is continuing a detailed evaluation of all scenarios for this year’s Wimbledon Championships, including postponement and cancellation, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The […]

One Broadcaster’s RG Reaction: Certainty In A Time Of Uncertainty

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Tennis Channel commentator Ted Robinson planned to be at Indian Wells this fortnight to call main court matches at the BNP Paribas Open for the U.S. digital cable and satellite television network and to […]