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Milos Raonic hopes new tennis schedule doesn’t cause ‘uptick in injuries’ among players

[ad_1] The French Open has been moved from its regular May start date to September, a week after the US Open, while Wimbledon has been canceled and the WTA and ATP Tours have been suspended until July 13. The decision to move the French Open drew criticism from a number of players, but world No. 30 Raonic says he welcomes the chance to play as many grand slams as possible
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Wimbledon canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

[ad_1] The grass-court grand slam was due to begin on June 29 but a decision was made to scrap the event for the first time since World War II.The number of confirmed cases has continued to rise in the UK with its government implementing lockdown measures on the entire countryTournament organizer the All England Club (AELTC) held an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss possible options before making its announcement. "This
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Roger Federer: Coronavirus lockdown can’t stop star practising trick shots

[ad_1] The 20-time Grand Slam winner gave his Twitter followers a trick shot demonstration as the Swiss snow falls around him.In the video, Federer practices the "tweener" shot, a stroke played through the legs while facing away from the net which he has popularized and employed multiple times during his career.The 38-year-old also displayed some forward-facing "between-the-legs" shots and behind-the-back shots.The video has more than 3.6 million views at the
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Wimbledon will be canceled, says German tennis official

[ad_1] Tournament organizer the All England Club (AELTC) will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday and is expected to make a final decision on the grand slam event, which is set to begin on June 29. In a statement issued last week, the AELTC said it had been evaluating all possible scenarios, including both postponement and cancellation, amid the coronavirus outbreak.According to Reuters, Hordorff told Sky Sports Germany: "I am also
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Wimbledon could be canceled with decision to be made next week

[ad_1] The tournament organizer says it has been evaluating all possible scenarios, including both postponement and cancellation, amid the escalating novel coronavirus outbreak. The grass-court grand slam is due to begin June 29 but a statement released by the AELTC Wednesday acknowledged the difficulties that lie ahead, especially since the UK government imposed lockdown restrictions on the country. "The unprecedented challenge presented by the COVID-19 crisis continues to affect our
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Roger Federer and wife donate $1 million to help fight coronavirus

[ad_1] (CNN)Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, announced on Wednesday that they would be personally donating 1 million Swiss Francs ($1.02 million) to help the most vulnerable families in Switzerland impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.Switzerland has recorded more than 8,000 cases and 66 deaths due to COVID-19 and authorities have banned gatherings of more than five people in public spaces, with fines being given to those failing to adhere to
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Serena Williams says social distancing has put her ‘on edge’

[ad_1] The 23-time grand slam winner said last week she would be entering into six weeks of "solitude" to take precautions against contracting COVID-19, only spending time with her family.However, in a series of videos posted on her TikTok account, Williams detailed her experience so far, in particular her worries around the health of her two-year-old daughter Olympia. "Now I've been social distancing for actually a really long time, for
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Rafael Nadal reassures parents as his academy locks down amid coronavirus

[ad_1] The academy closed to the public on Saturday in a bid to avoid outside infection, meaning players and staff have been forced to remain inside."I would like to take this opportunity to put the parents' minds at rest and to tell you all that your children are being very well looked after by a great team that is giving their all every single minute to take care of their
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Professional tennis suspended until June as coronavirus pandemic continues to impact sport

[ad_1] All men's and women's rankings have also been frozen until further notice. The two bodies -- the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) -- said "now is not a time to act unilaterally, but in unison.""The challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to professional tennis demand greater collaboration than ever from everyone in the tennis community in order for the sport to move forward
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French Open criticized for “selfish, arrogant” rescheduling amid coronavirus outbreak

[ad_1] The second grand slam of the tennis season was moved Tuesday from its original May 18 start date to run between September 20 and October 4.However, players and tour organizers say the decision -- taken by French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli -- was made without consulting them.Vasek Pospisil, a member of the ATP player council, told the New York Times that the decision "come(s) literally out of the