Tennis is at a standstill till June 7, with the whole European clay-court season already worn out by the coronavirus and Wimbledon anticipated to be formally cancelled on Wednesday.
Emergency conferences to settle the Wimbledon subject had been going down amongst All England Membership chiefs on Tuesday.
Wimbledon organisers have dominated out taking part in the two-week grass-court event, slated to run from June 29 to July 12, behind closed doorways.
The French Open has already been postponed, shoehorned into the schedule in September after the US Open, and it is going to be tough for Wimbledon to discover a appropriate date to rearrange.
Mauresmo, the 2006 Wimbledon champion, tweeted on Tuesday: “I feel that we’re going to have to attract a line beneath the 2020 tennis season.
“The worldwide circuit = female and male gamers of all nationalities together with their teaching workers, spectators and other people from everywhere in the world who carry these occasions to life.
“No vaccine = no tennis.”
However three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker replied to the French participant on Twitter, urging a constructive strategy.
“We must always cease with all this doom and gloom — in fact tennis might be performed this 12 months,” he tweeted.
Mauresmo can be the previous coach of Andy Murray, whose brother, Jamie, stated cancelling the event on the All England Membership was the one lifelike possibility.
Murray, a two-time Grand Slam males’s doubles champion, stated suspending the event introduced a sequence of hurdles, together with shorter evenings.
“I feel for them, it is tough to maneuver the event again since you’re operating into different tournaments which are for the second nonetheless on the schedule,” the 34-year-old Scotsman informed the BBC.
“And in addition simply issues like daylight to host the occasion. Every week that passes, you get much less and fewer gentle to play the event.”
The vice-president of the German tennis federation predicted on Monday that Wimbledon could be cancelled and criticised the French Tennis Federation for shifting the French Open to the autumn.