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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday March 12, 2020

Tennis was dealt a pile of bad news related to the Coronavirus pandemic this week, with the ATP Tour announcing a six-week shutdown effective immediately as separate organizations and tournaments announced their individual cancellations. The picture is bleak in the short term but the players on tour are doing their best to keep things in perspective and think of the safety and health of people in true danger at the moment.

Here is a sampling of some of the top tweets from around the tours:

1.The new challenge for tour players—making it home with travel restrictions growing in number.


2. Words of wisdom from one of the ATP’s young and kind-hearted stars.

3. Sloane Stephens with some additional wisdom.

4.Tennys Sandgren is, well, we’ll let him tell you.

5. Dominic Thiem is back to practice… for sure he’ll be missing the clay season.

6. Alison Riske, like so many players, is looking for something to do.

7. Sachia Vickery is getting the resumรฉ polished up.

8.Stay safe, the common theme.

9. Elise Mertens, looking at the bright side.

10. If you want tennis autographs, head to LAX.

11. Tomas Berdych chimes in (Hi, Tomas!).


12. Some players are happier than others about the timing of the bad news

13. The Stanimal is heading back to Europe…

14. Very useful, unfortunately.

15. And back to the recurring theme of the week…


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