Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

United Kingdom

Game, set and no match for Wimbledon 2020


Wimbledon has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The competition will not go ahead for the first time since World War Two.


The French Open had already been moved from May to September but a Wimbledon postponement is not possible as it’s played on grass.

Wimbledon hoped the worst of the Covid-19 would have passed by its opening date of June 29th.

Insurers will take a £100 million hit on the world’s greatest tennis tournament being cancelled.

Wimbledon has a £1.5 million a year policy that included the competition being called off because of a pandemic.

In a statement the All England Club said:

“Uppermost in our mind has been the health and safety of all of those who come together to make Wimbledon happen.

“These considerations are particularly related to the concerns brought about by mass gatherings and the strain on the medical and emergency services, as well as movement and travel restrictions both within the UK and around the world

“Cancellation of The Championships is the best decision in the interests of public health, and that being able to provide certainty by taking this decision now, rather than in several weeks.”





Latest Tweets


You May Also Like

United Kingdom

Film director Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed while making the Oscar winning blockbuster Gladiator. Scott said hard-drinking Reed “just...


The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

United Kingdom

The Tremeloes. Dave Munden centre Dave Munden the Tremeloes drummer – and often lead singer – with the 60s chart toppers has died. He...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...