The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced several measures to help its employees during the Corona Virus epidemic, including the 30 percent reduction in their salaries of David Haggerty, the head of the global body. The ATP and WTA tournaments were suspended since early last month and they are unlikely to return until July 13 due to the cancellation of Wimbledon.
The ITF has postponed or canceled many of its tournaments, including the Men's Challenger Tour and the Women's Tennis Tour. The first Fed Cup finals to be held in Budapest from next week have also been postponed. The federation said that its plan to save jobs included sending about half of the ITF employees on leave.
Haggerty said, "The problem we are facing is a fundamental challenge for our organization and sports. Other members of the ITF board have also decided to cut their salaries by 20 percent.