Coronavirus: Roland-Garros postponed for a week

The Roland-Garros tournament, which was to take place from May 23 to June 6, is postponed for a week. It will take place from May 30 to June 13.

The Roland-Garros tournament, which was to take place from May 23 to June 6, is postponed for a week, a source close to the organization told AFP on Wednesday, confirming information from the newspaper L’Equipe. The tournament will take place from May 30 to June 13, which could allow the organizers to welcome a larger number of spectators if the health restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic are eased. The 2020 edition of Roland-Garros had been postponed from May to September.

All the options studied by the FFT

At the end of March, Gille Moretton, the new president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), had indicated that he was working on almost all the scenarios, the only ones he “dared not” consider being the extremes: the audience level at 100 % and outright cancellation. “We meet all the players regularly and we wait to see how things will turn out. Let us remain cautious and wait. I will try to be optimistic in saying that the vaccination is progressing and that we are seeing the end of the tunnel”, had- he declares.

At the beginning of the week, the Ministry of Sports had indicated that it had discussions with the organizers of the Roland Garros tournament on a possible “delay of a few days” and on the “terms of reception of the public”.

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