the Grand Slam tournament the French Open is the latest in the series of major sporting events that will be affected by the worldwide coronaviruskrise.
The traditional tennis tournament has been moved to 20. september, informs the organizers in a press release.
the Tournament was scheduled to be played from 18. may to 7. June, but the Roland Garros site of the French headstand is going to stand empty in the time period.
- in Order to ensure the health and safety of all involved in the preparations for the tournament, The French tennis federation decided to run the tournament from 20. september to 4. October.
- Since no one can predict how the health situation looks 18. may, do the current restrictions it is impossible to prepare and organize the on the originally scheduled dates, it sounds in the press release.
the President of The French tennis federation (FFT) to call the decision for severe.
- It is a difficult and brave decision, taken in this extraordinary time. We act responsibly and must show solidarity with each other in the fight for all human health, says the French tennispræsident Bernard Giudicelli.
In the last week, all tennis tournaments until the beginning of may canceled for both men and women.
the French Open is usually the year's second grand slam tournament and is the biggest tournament on the grusunderlag.
Now comes the tournament of Roland Garros is quite unusual to be played for both Wimbledon and the US Open. Provided that the two events start in June and august to something.
Wimbledon keeps immediately fixed in the plan to start the tournament 29. June.
- We plan to hold the tournament at this point, but we are following the situation and will act responsibly in the public interest, it shall inform the organizers.