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Wimbledon announced the tournament was being cancelled due to the worldwide outbreak.
Among the first to react to the news was Roger Federer, who said on Twitter he was “devastated” but insisted he would be back in 2021.
“You make it look easy Roger. Hope you and the family are well and safe,” Laver tweeted.
“Very sorry to see @Wimbledon cancelled today but this will pass and our great game will re-emerge. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.”
When tennis will actually ‘re-emerge’ remains far from certain.
In response to Wimbledon’s cancellation, the ATP and WTA extended the suspension of the season until July 13.