The Tennis Conversation
Tennis|May - June 2021
HE INSPIRED THE NAME OF TENNIS MOST FAMOUS HILL. NOW THIS BRIT IS CONNECTED TO WIMBLEDON IN A WHOLE NEW WAY
Tim Henman

The grass swing was the one portion of the tennis season that was completely absent in 2020. What’s the anticipation like behind the scenes at the All England Club?

When you look back to March [of last year], we were in committee meetings that were moving pretty regularly at the time. I remember when Indian Wells was canceled, I couldn’t quite get my head around it. But when you understand the build time for a lot of different aspects of the lead-in required for the event as a whole, it became very clear, very quickly, that the 2020 Championships was not going to be a possibility. I think everyone wanted to move their mind forward and start looking at 2021. On professional tennis committee calls, [we’re] looking at all different elements of what needs to be implemented for players, their support groups and the grass-court season as a whole. Lots of planning, but quietly, cautiously optimistic.

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