The Roland Garros tennis tournament will be postponed for a week, L’Equipe reports.
The tournament will take place from May 30 to June 13, instead of the previous dates – May 23 to June 6. This means that there will be a two-week break between Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
However, the transfer is not associated with a deterioration of the epidemiological situation and the tightening of anti-clotting measures, but rather the opposite. According to the publication, the postponement is because by June in France, it is possible to remove the restrictions related to covid. By changing the dates of the tournament to later, the organizers plan to increase profits.
Due to the postponement, the grass tournaments in Stuttgart, ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Nottingham, which are due to start on June 7, may be cancelled. In this case, the French Tennis Federation will compensate their organizers.