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French Open postponed for one week: tournament source

The· 2021 French Open According to sources close to the organizers, the tennis tournament will be delayed by a week.

The Clay Court Grand Slam event was scheduled to start on May 23, but will start on May 30 in the hope that more fans will be able to participate in Roland Garros.

Last year’s French Open was four months behind, with September and October instead of the long-standing slots from May to June.

The crowd was limited to 1,000 spectators daily.

Coronavirus restrictions tightened across France last Wednesday, but all professional sports continue, albeit in closed rooms. President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his desire to reopen cinemas, museums and theaters in mid-May.

Last month, Gilles Moretton, the new chairman of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), said he “did not dare” to cancel the game altogether.

“If it’s completely blocked for two months, you obviously need to take action. In the worst case, it’s a complete cancellation, but that’s unimaginable,” he said.

Rafael Nadal defends the title after winning the record French Open last year. Poland’s Iga Sifion is an active female champion.

French Open postponed for one week: tournament source

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