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'There are so many plans to ensure Wimbledon goes ahead in 2021,' says Tim Henman

"I really do hope that we can return to something close to normality in the near future..."
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There are 'so many plans' in play to ensure Wimbledon goes ahead again next year, says committee member Tim Henman.

Wimbledon is probably tennis' most prestigious event, but the coronavirus pandemic saw it forced to cancel its 2020 event on safety concerns.

It was the first year since the Second World War that there was no Wimbledon on the calendar, but Henman offers hope that not only will it be back next year, but it will be back to 'normal' soon.

“We have taken too much in life for granted down the years and that includes sport,” Henman told Kevin Palmer of Tennis365.

“Wimbledon is on every summer and we never imagined a year when that wouldn’t happen, but it came to pass in 2020 and hopefully that is the final year when it won’t happen.

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“For me being involved in the event on the committee, it was amazing to be part of the decision to cancel the event for the first time since the Second World War.

“What I can say is there are so many plans now being considered for 2021.

"I really do hope that this vaccine can have a big impact and we can return to something close to normality in the near future.

“It would be nice to look forward to Wimbledon as we know it because we all missed it this year.”

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