Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is "very sad" the event will not go ahead, but said everyone's health is more important.
Tennis stars including Roger Federer have reacted with dismay to the news that Wimbledon has been cancelled for 2020.
Wimbledon might be off, but US Open organisers are not giving up hope of staging their own grand slam, due to get under way in August.
Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are among the stars who will be frustrated by the cancellation of Wimbledon 2020.
Patrick McEnroe has urged people to do the right thing and stay at home after he was able to "fight through" contracting coronavirus.
German Tennis Federation vice-president Dirk Hordorff has said Wimbledon will be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Former world number one Naomi Osaka will have to wait another year to represent Japan in a home Olympics, but she is on board.
With the tennis season suspended, Novak and Jelena Djokovic have put forward €1million to pay for ventilators and other medical equipment.
The AELTC will meet next week to decide what to do with Wimbledon, though it will not be played behind closed doors.