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  1. #46

    Re: Covid19 & Tennis

    Them's fighting words. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out.

    Kevin

  2. #47

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    i have not played tennis in nine months due to knee problems, but people were still playing Sunday in New Orleans at the city's largest public facility.

    I assume it is closed now since we're the nation's epicenter for coronavirus (though rarely mentioned because of the general bias against the south) and are only supposed to leave the house for essential activities like grocery shopping.

  3. #48

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martini4me View Post
    Can't you get one from Amazon in a few days?
    Usually takes more than a few days anyways because I live in a small town, and the usual Amazon pickup store is closed.

  4. #49

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    Thiago Seyboth Wild first pro tennis player to confirm he tested positive for coronavirus
    https://www.tennis365.com/atp-tour/t...r-coronavirus/

  5. #50

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    Definitely wouldn't have guessed a South American would be the first player to have it, or possibly just the first one to announce it. Hope he's okay.

  6. #51

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    I am so sorry for the Laver Cup. All the tradition, all the great matches, the dedication of players playing for their country, for the honor and glory of their flag.
    Really. I am shattered that RG has done this to them. And that, because RG is part of the ITF, they get to hold their tournament whenever they feel like it, not when Tony et al tell them.
    Missing winter...

  7. #52

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie02123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JazzNU View Post
    Definitely wouldn't have guessed a South American would be the first player to have it, or possibly just the first one to announce it. Hope he's okay.
    Wild is young (is he 20 yet?) and part of the age group that was lied to about its susceptibility to covid 19.

    I hope his youth makes him strong enough to survive this.
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.

    ― Frank Zappa





  8. #53

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    WED 25 MAR 2020 18:15 GMT
    AELTC Update on The Championships 2020
    The AELTC continues to evaluate all scenarios, including postponement and cancellation.

    The AELTC can confirm that it is continuing a detailed evaluation of all scenarios for The Championships 2020, including postponement and cancellation, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

    The AELTC has been contingency planning since January, working closely with the UK government and public health authorities to follow their advice and understand the likely impact of COVID-19 and the government’s emergency measures on The Championships, and our thoughts are with all those affected by this crisis at this time.

    An emergency meeting of the AELTC Main Board is scheduled for next week, and in preparation we are communicating closely with the LTA, and with the ATP, WTA, ITF and the other Grand Slams. The build for The Championships is due to begin at the end of April.

    At this time, based on the advice we have received from the public health authorities, the very short window available to us to stage The Championships due to the nature of our surface suggests that postponement is not without significant risk and difficulty. Playing behind closed doors has been formally ruled out.


    Following the government’s advice, the AELTC’s sites at the All England Club, Wimbledon Park Golf Club and Raynes Park are currently closed with physical operations reduced to the practical minimum to maintain the grass courts and the security of the sites.

    The AELTC, through our charity the Wimbledon Foundation, is offering support within our local communities and more broadly for the London and UK population through our partnerships with the British Red Cross and City Harvest.

    Richard Lewis CBE, AELTC Chief Executive, commented: “The unprecedented challenge presented by the COVID-19 crisis continues to affect our way of life in ways that we could not have imagined, and our thoughts are with all those affected in the UK and around the world. The single most important consideration is one of public health, and we are determined to act responsibly through the decisions we make. We are working hard to bring certainty to our plans for 2020 and have convened an emergency meeting of the AELTC Main Board for next week, at which a decision will be made.”

    https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news...hips_2020.html
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.

    ― Frank Zappa





  9. #54

    Re: Covid19 & Tennis

    I'm sorry but this dithering by the LTA (and USTA) is why the French did what they did.
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.

    ― Frank Zappa





  10. #55

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    I'm sorry but this dithering by the LTA (and USTA) is why the French did what they did.
    It seems like the slams have two choices. They can plan now, based on the best guesses of experts, and hope that they are able to hold them when they plan to, or they can wait more and try to get a more accurate picture of when they might be able to hold them and then plan accordingly. Is that sort of the basic choice? And do most of y'all agree that they should just plan now? I don't have any strong opinions about this issue yet.

    Kevin

  11. #56

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    Wild is young (is he 20 yet?) and part of the age group that was lied to about its susceptibility to covid 19.

    I hope his youth makes him strong enough to survive this.
    Wait a sec. No one is saying that young people can't catch it, only that they are FAR LESS likely to have a severe case.



    That he tested positive means nothing else than he's a carrier. I would be completely shocked (not Casablanca shocked btw) if he had to be admitted.
    Meet again we do, old foe...

  12. #57

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop-shot View Post
    Wait a sec. No one is saying that young people can't catch it, only that they are FAR LESS likely to have a severe case.



    That he tested positive means nothing else than he's a carrier. I would be completely shocked (not Casablanca shocked btw) if he had to be admitted.
    It's hard to consider Ann Coulter a person, but here she downplaying the risk to young people.


    Ann Coulter
    @AnnCoulter

    Mar 24
    For people under 60, coronavirus is LESS dangerous than the seasonal flu:

    Last edited by skatingfan; 03-25-2020 at 02:14 PM.

  13. #58

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    Oh, I was talking about normal and serious people, not sociopaths.
    Meet again we do, old foe...

  14. #59

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    Analysis

    Russell Fuller, BBC Sport tennis correspondent

    When the All England Club board meets next week, they will almost certainly conclude it is just not feasible to stage The Championships in 2020.

    Now playing behind closed doors has been formally ruled out, there seems little prospect of Wimbledon being able, or allowed, to welcome 40,000 people on site every day. An event of this nature also puts inevitable further strain on the health system and the police.

    Work to build up the site in readiness for the fortnight is due to begin at the end of next month, and you cannot do that without significant numbers of people on site.

    A gap has opened up in the schedule with the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, but a three-week delay is unlikely to make much of a difference.

    And because of the surface, it is just not practical to follow the French Open's lead and try and stage The Championships in September.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/52042887

  15. #60

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliver0001 View Post
    When the All England Club board meets next week, they will almost certainly conclude it is just not feasible to stage The Championships in 2020.
    We all knew it was coming, but still.

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