It's becoming more and more depressing with each passing day.  After I let out yet another "for fuck sakes", I promptly mutter to myself, "it's the right thing to do for everyone involved"...but it doesn't make it any easier.  According to a number of media outlets, on Wednesday April 1, 2020 the organizers of the most exciting Tennis event on the planet will announce that Wimbledon 2020 will be cancelled.  This one hurts.

As a Roger Federer fan, you never know when his last tournament will truly be his last.  With Wimbledon, we are almost guaranteed to see Federer play - and play deep into the tournament - so for the tournament not to run this year, I have a pain in my stomach with the thought that we may not see Roger again on the grass courts again.  I pray that it is not the case, and hopefully with the time away that he has due to such unfortunate circumstances, he will be back and playing his top game in top form, which we are so accustom to seeing.

The Wimbledon fortnight is "The Masters" of tennis in my opinion.  I know I am not alone on this one.  The tradition and majesty of the event is second to none.  The last time that Wimbledon did not run was in 1945, which I assume had something to do with the WWII.  I can take The French Open being delayed, and I don't have a problem with the US Open being cancelled (I don't think either of these Majors will be running with the current situation in the US and Europe in general being as serious as it is).  No disrespect to either of these events and their organizers, but Wimbledon just has a different aura...it's just different, and it will be sorely missed this year.

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To all of the women and men on the front lines of the pandemic in hospitals, make-shift treatment centers and nursing homes, and those who are making sure that the less fortunate have somewhere to eat and sleep, we can't thank you enough.  To those whom are working at or with other essential services that aid us in being able to put food on the table, get medications for our ailments and are not afforded the same ability as the majority of us to self-isolate and practice physical distancing, you have our utmost respect for the job you are doing to keep some semblance of normalcy in our lives during this time.
Stay Safe and Be Well.
Thank you.

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