It’s a tough moment all over the world because of the Coronavirus outbreak and that is badly affecting also the tennis schedule. With countries progressively closing their borders, it’s more and more difficult (if not impossible) to stage tennis tournaments. Most of the top tennis players were in the US for the Sunshine Double and they are reported to head back to their countries. After the cancellation of Indian Wells, the Miami Open seems more and more to follow the same path. According to reports, Monfils and Svitolina were seen taking an airplane back to France. Furthermore, Novak Djokovic prompted players to go back home asap: “I do not see how the Miami tournament will be held under these conditions. My advice to all guys in the US is to return to Europe in the next 48 hours, maybe earlier.”
Djokovic is flying back home right now.
Novak Djokovic comments on coronavirus…" I do not see how the Miami tournament will be held under these conditions. My advice to all guys in the US is to return to Europe in the next 48 hours, maybe earlier" #ATP
— John Horn (@SportsHorn) March 12, 2020
Rafael Nadal was already reported to be back in Spain after the cancellation of Indian Wells. He will probably spend the next few weeks preparing for the clay-court season hoping that some tournaments will take place in the next few months.
Novak Djokovic’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.1, the Serbian played his last match on the 29th of February when he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the final in Dubai to win his 80th career title.
This season Djokovic has a 18-0 win-loss record. Djokovic conquered 2 titles in 2020 at the Australian Open and in Dubai.
Gael Monfils’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.9, Monfils played his last match on the 28th of February when he lost to Novak Djokovic 2-6 7-68 6-1 in the semifinal in Dubai.
Presently, this year Gael has a 16-3 win-loss record. The French Player clinched 2 titles in 2020 in Montpellier and in Rotterdam.
Novak Djokovic and Gael Monfils played each other 17 times. The head to head is 17-0 for Djokovic. The last time that they played, Novak Djokovic won 2-6 7-68 6-1 in the semifinal in Dubai (Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships) on the 28th of February 2020.
You can see them in action in the following highlights.
Elina Svitolina’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now the world no.5, the Ukrainian played her last match on the 8th of March when she defeated Marie Bouzkova 7-5 4-6 6-4 in the final in Monterrey to win her 14th career title.
At the moment, this season the Ukrainian has a 11-6 win-loss record. The Ukrainian conquered 1 title in Monterrey.