Tennis makes tentative return

After three months without any competitive sport, whilst the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, tennis is finally taking its first tentative steps back towards normality, although things may be a little different for the foreseeable. However, it is not without complications and controversy, as world number one, Novak Djokovic has found to his cost. Having instigated his own event, the Adria Tour, it seems that he and many of those involved have managed to contract Covid-19, as players mingled, crowds flocked and social distancing appeared surplus to requirements. Meanwhile, in Roehampton, Jamie Murray’s Battle of the Brits has been taking place. Replicating the Davis Cup format, but without the crowds, it has at least given big brother, Sir Andy, a run out, along with the likes of Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund and the cream of British men’s tennis. With Wimbledon sadly cancelled this year, for the first time since World War II, the US and French Opens are still scheduled to take place behind closed doors in August and September respectively, but in what capacity remains to be seen.