The Director of the French Open tennis championship, Guy Forget, expressed hope that the tournament will be held in 2020 and will be held in the presence of spectators, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The second Grand slam tournament of the season, the French Open, was postponed to the fall of 2020 due to a coronavirus. Roland Garros is scheduled to take place in Paris from September 20 to October 4, immediately after the US Open.
“We haven’t made an official statement yet, but most likely, Roland Garros will be held somewhere from the end of September to the beginning of October. We are working closely with the ATP, WTA, and ITF to announce what the tennis calendar will look like before the end of the year,” forge was quoted as saying by Europe 1.
“We would like to welcome as many people as possible, as fans want to watch the best players in the world live. But, of course, we must consider all possible options, including the scenario of holding the “Roland Garros” with empty stands, – added forge. “We don’t know what will happen in a month or two. We will have to adapt to what the government says. We need to remain ambitious and optimistic, and we hope that the tournament will take place in good conditions.”
The Director of “Roland Garros” shared his opinion about the likelihood of the US Open, scheduled for August 31-September 13.
“There are a lot of questions. New York suffered more from the coronavirus than France. They also have big organizational problems. They will make a statement in mid-June, then it will be clear in what form the US Open will be held,” said forge.