It seems like only Wimbledon hasn’t been caught off guard with this coronavirus shutdown. The majority of the tennis world is going through an existential crisis. Lower-level players, as well as their coaches, are in a dire situation, while tournaments, especially smaller ones, are also finding it hard to stay afloat.
As I noted in my article about Naomi Broady, who considered supermarket work to make a living in this critical period, tennis players are independent contractors and now that they are not playing tournaments they have zero income. The situation is not hard for top-ranked millionaires, but all those in the lower echelons are struggling to make ends meet as go paycheck to paycheck.