Will tennis need to move to fan-less tournaments?

Will tennis move to fan-less tournaments?

  • Yes, they have to adapt to a new reality

    Votes: 19 45.2%
  • No, tennis will wait to restart until people can flock to stadiums again

    Votes: 23 54.8%

  • Total voters
    42

GabeT

Legend
By not allowing citizens to exercise, their auto-immune systems will be weakened and they will become MORE susceptible to illness rather than less. How much mental illness will be created by the loss of jobs, lively hoods, life savings--how many will commit suicide due to the fall-out? This cure is WORSE than the disease! The models based on data from foreign sources is massively flawed.
Donald, is that you? :cool::cool:
 
Donald, is that you? :cool::cool:
Done with you--you're a waste of time and the Debbie Downer of TWTT. You refuse to cite any evidence for your assertions--therefore yours is a "fake thread". How much does George Soro's foundation pay you to infect the internet? Do you still get paid when the courts are on lock-down?
 

GabeT

Legend
Done with you--you're a waste of time and the Debbie Downer of TWTT. You refuse to cite any evidence for your assertions--therefore yours is a "fake thread". How much does George Soro's foundation pay you to infect the internet? Do you still get paid when the courts are on lock-down?
Sad!
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
You are allowed to exercise in the great outdoors to your heart's content where I am, as long as there are only two of you.

The situation seems roughly the same in America. Johnny Foreigner is not to blame!

By not allowing citizens to exercise, their auto-immune systems will be weakened and they will become MORE susceptible to illness rather than less. How much mental illness will be created by the loss of jobs, lively hoods, life savings--how many will commit suicide due to the fall-out? This cure is WORSE than the disease! The models based on data from foreign sources is massively flawed.
 
Johnny Foreigner is not to blame!
The fake CNN, etc. media exploited the Italian high death tolls to inflame fear. Those numbers were probably tabulated by the same app that mis-calculated the Idaho caucus #'s for the dims. On a side note, any bets on how long before this fake news thread gets yanked--I can hardly wait. The people of the planet will not tolerate another week of their G-d given rights to be trampled on by fake news creating an abundance of caution--citizens will start connecting the dots--the hospital ship in NYC that can hold 1000 has only 200 patients. Hospitals are laying off employees because non-covid patients are not coming in. See ya' at the USO.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
You've put your eyes in your pocket and your nose on the ground.

The fake CNN, etc. media exploited the Italian high death tolls to inflame fear. Those numbers were probably tabulated by the same app that mis-calculated the Idaho caucus #'s for the dims. On a side note, any bets on how long before this fake news thread gets yanked--I can hardly wait. The people of the planet will not tolerate another week of their G-d given rights to be trampled on by fake news creating an abundance of caution--citizens will start connecting the dots--the hospital ship in NYC that can hold 1000 has only 200 patients. Hospitals are laying off employees because non-covid patients are not coming in. See ya' at the USO.
 
You've put your eyes in your pocket and your nose on the ground.
Oh, that's SO profound--you should be a copywriter for Macy's. What are you going to do for a job when they go bankrupt? Shares at a historic low, $4--can't pay the landlord. All because someone sneezed in Wuhan and got on a plane.
 

chatt_town

Hall of Fame
The Covid-19 crisis has upended the whole professional tour (yes, it has done much more than that but this is a tennis forum so I’m focusing on the impact on tennis). It may take 12-18 months before we have widely available vaccines and it may take even longer before mass gatherings are allowed again and/or people are comfortable in them. It could be 3-4 years before we go back to what used to be normal, assuming we ever do.

Assuming society doesn’t simply collapse pro sports will need to adjust to the new reality. Most people who watch tennis do so from a screen, not in person. Most of the earnings of the sport are from TV rights, not ticket holders.

Other than the very top players, who are rich and have ample resources (monetary, human, logistic), most tennis players can’t simply not play for months, possibly years on end. It would kill off the sport. So some alternative may need to be found. We now face a new world where human-to-human contacts may have to change and tennis with it.

Given that how long before tennis chooses to hold fan-less tournaments (or much smaller fan participation where only fans who can prove they are Covid19 free can buy tickets)? Maybe accelerate the move to virtual reality as the most common way to watch tennis? Sure, we all would love to go back to thousands cheering in a large stadium but how likely is that in the next few years?

Obviously this goes beyond just tennis.
I would think for the time being they would move to a fanless tournament because it's easier to do so unlike say football or basketball where 10 or 22 guys have to be on the field/court at one time. I think they can revisit later having fans back but they'd better move fast. Only so much time for some(Fed, Serena, Venus) and again...it can be done.
 

chatt_town

Hall of Fame
:rolleyes: You don't have to persuade us of your side intentions repeatedly. We know that the current situation favors Fed's chances of keeping his GS record.
No, this just insures that anyone that equals him or passes him is going to get a big ole fat * by their name as Fed would've easily taken a few more Wimeldon's, AO's and US Opens.....no question about it. I think he may get bored with the wait and retire. :)
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
You obviously don't remember Typhoid Mary.

Oh, that's SO profound--you should be a copywriter for Macy's. What are you going to do for a job when they go bankrupt? Shares at a historic low, $4--can't pay the landlord. All because someone sneezed in Wuhan and got on a plane.
 

a10best

Hall of Fame
We know a lot about flu, how to prevent it and deal with it. We are not on the same boat with Corona.

"Accidents" are avoidable . You know what you have to do to avoid being in one. Not the same with Corona.

We all need to be more responsible, indulge in a higher level of thinking and compassion than ever before
Yes. Just found out some world class athletes got it and they are super healthy, non-smokers. One is an Olympic Swimmer age 31.
 

micheal3MR

New User
The fake CNN, etc. media exploited the Italian high death tolls to inflame fear. Those numbers were probably tabulated by the same app that mis-calculated the Idaho caucus #'s for the dims. On a side note, any bets on how long before this fake news thread gets yanked--I can hardly wait. The people of the planet will not tolerate another week of their G-d given rights to be trampled on by fake news creating an abundance of caution--citizens will start connecting the dots--the hospital ship in NYC that can hold 1000 has only 200 patients. Hospitals are laying off employees because non-covid patients are not coming in. See ya' at the USO.
I don't think you're on that one. Sometimes I simply want to make bets on a certain team in some serious championship, and for now looking for great bookmakers online service. Sometimes like this one ( url: https://www.tipleader.com/en/totals ). It gives a lot of great predictions for football, basketball, etc. Does anybody know the same bookmakers service for basketball?..
 
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ScottleeSV

Professional
:rolleyes: You don't have to persuade us of your side intentions repeatedly. We know that the current situation favors Fed's chances of keeping his GS record.
Federer just lost his last best chance of a slam, so not sure what your logic is there.

In any event, people shouldn't be shot down for voicing opinions that veer on the side of safety. If that's his stance, it's a reasonable one.
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
I still don't think fan-less tournaments will be perfectly safe either. It's the only option we'll have moving forward, but it won't be enough to just remove spectators and continue everything else as usual. The calendar will probably need to be shortened to coincide with the trends in which parts of the year the virus spikes (this will only be possible after quite a few years when we know the yearly trends, in the short term it'll have to be trial and error scheduling). Ballkids/officials/umpires etc will need to be tested regularly, social distancing/masks will need to be enforced strictly, etc.

The tour will need to adapt drastically in order to continue in this new age. Either way, with no physical spectators and less revenue, I'm pretty sure the professional sports industry will start slowing to a grinding halt over the next few decades.
 

SVP

Semi-Pro
Can’t you cite any other source besides Fox? At least my source, Chicago Trib, is center-right. Atlas isn’t even an expert in epidemiology or infectious diseases. He’s a radiologist. But I’m sure you already know that. But that doesn’t matter, does it?
Please post pictures of yourself, without mask, wading into a crowd of people. Prove to all of us it’s all just a hoax, right?
 
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