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Emergency meeting to determine if Wimbledon can take place

The Guardian
Wednesday 25 March 2020 20:28

All England Club is ‘working hard to bring certainty’
Richard Lewis says club will consult with rest of game
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The All England Club will decide at an emergency meeting next week if it is advisable or even viable to hold this year’s Wimbledon tournament, due to start on 29 June, but the mood is downbeat. The outgoing AELTC chief executive, Richard Lewis, said on Wednesday night the main board are “working hard to bring certainty to our plans”, after much recent speculation.Lewis, who acknowledges a postponement would be difficult, said the club will consult with the game’s main stakeholders – the LTA, ATP, WTA, ITF and the other three grand slams. He added: “The single most important consideration is one of public health, and we are determined to act responsibly through the decisions we make.” Related: Tennis bodies suspend sport until 7 June with sideswipe at French Open Related: Johanna Konta dwelling on uncertain future with Olympics delay Continue reading...

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