French sports activities each day L’Equipe experiences this yr’s French Open at Roland Garros will probably be postponed by one week and can now finish on June 13 with Wimbledon on account of begin on June 28; organisers additionally announce the introduction of night time periods on Court docket Philippe Chatrier starting at 9pm native time
By Raz Mirza
Final Up to date: 07/04/21 10:14pm
This yr’s French Open at Roland Garros has reportedly been postponed by one week and can now run from Could 30 to June 13 with Wimbledon beginning two weeks later.
The French Tennis Federation (FFT) is hoping for present pandemic restrictions in France to be relaxed by the tip of Could, enabling it to have extra spectators on the event.
Sports activities Minister Roxana Maracineanu has beforehand mentioned it was potential the Grand Slam might be postponed for the second yr amid the COVID-19 disaster.
The 2020 event was rescheduled as a result of pandemic, ultimately happening in late September and early October. The occasion often begins on the fourth Sunday in Could, ending in early June.
Ought to this yr’s Roland Garros begin per week later it is going to deliver a return of the previous two-week hole between Roland Garros and Wimbledon, which was modified to a few weeks in 2015.
Had the French Open gone forward on Could 23 the grounds would have been empty on account of more durable COVID-19 measures introduced by President Emmanuel Macron.
The FFT, who organises the event, weren’t instantly accessible for remark.
Organisers have additionally introduced the introduction of night time periods on Court docket Philippe Chatrier this yr with three day matches and one night time match.
The fourth match will probably be performed at 9pm native time and might be both a males’s or ladies’s match relying on the order of play for the day.