Andy Murray urges Wimbledon bosses to push ahead next year ‘with or without fans’

Andy Murray hopes to see Wimbledon back on the tennis calendar next year, even if it means playing it behind closed doors.

Murray is unquestionably the darling of Centre Court, where he has won two Wimbledon singles titles as well as Olympic gold at London 2012.

This year Wimbledon was forced to cancel completely due to the coronavirus crisis, aking it the first year since the Second World War that the event hasn’t taken place.

However, while Wimbledon cancelled, the US Open and French Open pushed ahead, playing without fans in the stadiums and focusing on TV audience instead.

That’s something that Murray believes Wimbledon need to look at for next year.

“I would like to see Wimbledon go ahead regardless of whether there are fans or not,” Andy Murray told The Times.

“But we’ll see what they decide. I think the events that have gone on so far, the ones I’ve been involved in, have been pretty successful.

“I guess it would be up to the fans. If the fans are enjoying watching it and they are getting good TV ratings, then that would suggest people would still like to see tennis and watch the major events.

“For a player, it is not the same without fans, but I’d still way rather be playing the event than not, that’s for sure.”

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