‘Tennis cannot sustain coronavirus restrictions – it’s not bearable,’ warns Diego Schwartzman

Diego Schwartzman believes tennis can not sustain coronavirus restrictions for much longer, describing it as ‘neither mentally nor financially bearable.’

Schwartzman is preparing for his first ever appearance at the ATP Finals in London this week after a fine year on Tour despite the constant testing, bubbles, and empty stadia.

Despite his personal success in 2020 though, he says tennis may be reaching breaking point as far as the current situation is concerned.

Speaking to Argentinian newspaper La Nacion, Schwartzman said: “I believe that no sport can sustain this for a long time.

“We were able to play with a lot of cuts, from the money for the players, the access of your team to the tournaments, protocols, bubbles…

“Neither mentally nor financially it is very bearable.”

“Sooner or later, I don’t know if in two or three months, or in six, the vaccine is going to be in some places.

“Little by little it will normalize, I don’t know in how long.

“The reality is also that we are playing tennis, there are people who are really having a hard time.

“Nobody forces us to be here. For now it can be held. But much longer is difficult.”

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