French Open postponed by every week due to Covid-19 pandemic

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The event’s primary draw was scheduled to start on Might 23, however will not begin till Might 30, as a way to maximise the possibilities that “the event is performed in entrance of the most important attainable variety of followers, whereas guaranteeing well being and security”. 

This 12 months’s version of the claycourt Grand Slam will end on June 13, two weeks earlier than the anticipated begin of Wimbledon. 

The postponement is about to have an effect on the ATP and WTA calendars, particularly on the grasscourt season with tournaments scheduled to begin on June 7 in s’Hertogenbosch (WTA and ATP) Stuttgart (ATP) and Nottingham (WTA).

Final 12 months’s French Open was postponed by 4 months due to the pandemic. 

A Roland—Garros assertion stated: “In his newest speech, on 31 March, the French President introduced {that a} schedule to progressively get cultural and sporting occasions again up and operating could be arrange from mid-Might onwards, topic to the development of the well being state of affairs.

“Utilizing this as their start line, the FFT labored in shut collaboration with the Ministry of Training, Youth and Sport and the related authorities providers on potential situations for organising Roland-Garros, whereas taking the worldwide sporting calendar under consideration.

“On this context, it appeared that suspending the event by one week could be the most effective answer. Therefore the qualifying rounds might be held from Monday 24 to Friday 28 Might and might be adopted by the principle draw, from Sunday 30 Might to Sunday 13 June.”

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