Former Grand Slam Finalist Optimistic About Wimbledon Championship 2021 Being Held With Fans

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November 26, 2020 8:23 pm

Even before its start, the 2021 season is looking a bit messed up. While the Australian Open is having a tough time settling its schedule, some are confident with the Wimbledon which is scheduled later in June 2021. The organizers and fans of the oldest Grand Slam tournament would love a spectacular comeback of the event which couldn’t take place in 2020.

The Wimbledon Championships logo. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

Former Grand Slam finalist, Greg Rusedski is very confident about Wimbledon. With many countries making good progress over the COVID-19 vaccine he reckons by June, Wimbledon could host the Grand Slam with the fans in attendance.

“From my point of view, I think next year we will have Wimbledon. With the vaccines and all the tests that are going on, it is very likely that if everything continues like this, we can hold the tournament,” Rusedski said.

Could Wimbledon Championships 2021 have spectators?

Rusedski’s optimism is high and if the situation approves he considers Wimbledon having spectators as well.

“There are still six or seven months left, that gives us time. There are even possibilities that we may have spectators in the stands. I am very optimistic that the tournament will be played next year, but a series of measures will have to be respected.”

A general view of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

The Wimbledon was canceled in 2020 for the first time since World War 2. With the coronavirus cases rising at that time, the organizers had thought the best decision was to cancel the event and focus on using their resources to help the community during the troubled period.

Now, it looks like Wimbledon is trying to return to its old glory. But the championship is still a few months far and thus the situation could get better or worse.

Looking at the Australian Open, the organizers are having a tough time accommodating the mandatory quarantine as well as the Grand Slam in January. It is now widely reported that the Australian Open will happen in February.

A general view inside the Wimbledon. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

All hopes of returning to the old normal depend on the vaccine. If it arrives soon, then slowly with adequate precautions we can be back in the stadiums cheering for our favorite players.

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Bhavishya Mittal

Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport. Bhavishya admires the fast and grueling nature of 21st-century tennis with him considering Roger Federer a standout performer.

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