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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday April 1, 2020


Roger Federer and other Wimbledon greats weigh in on the Wimbledon cancellation on social media.

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Though it was expected, today’s Wimbledon cancellation marks the first time that a Grand Slam has been cancelled since the end of World War II in 1945. Naturally, the news was met with quite a bit of emotion on social media, with players sharing their thoughts on what ultimately is a difficult day for the sport.

Here are some of the early responses to the news that Wimbledon will not take place in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

1.Roger Federer sums it up.


2. Serena Williams can’t quite believe it.

3. A legend laments.

4.Coco Gauff, legend in the making, weighs in.

5. Tracy Austin, like a lot of us: Heartbroken but not shocked.

6. Carla Suarez Navarro was planning to play Wimbledon for the final time this year. Will she come back for one more season after all that has happened/

7. Elina Svitolina just wants to be by herself--understandable.

8.Two-time champ Petra Kvitova will miss the championships.

9. Former champion Pat Cash has a broken heart…

10. Former runner-up Kevin Anderson looks forward to brighter days...

11. Could Felix Auger-Aliassime have gone on a deep run at Wimbledon this year? We’ll never know, unfortunately.


12. Former champion Marion Bartoli sums up the all-around appeal of Wimbledon.

13. Karolina Pliskova says it hurts… Ain’t that the truth.

14. Patrick Mouratoglou, coach of Serena Williams, reflects on his memories of Wimbledon and the fact that the decision to cancel was the right one.

15. Top Brit Johanna Konta can’t wait til 2021 and neither can we.



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