French Open Postponed Until September Due To Coronavirus: The French Open has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic and can happen from September 20 to October 4, organizers stated Tuesday.
French Open Postponed Until September Due To Coronavirus
The Grand Slam occasion was to have taken place from Could 24 to June 7, however organizers stated: “The present confinement measures have made it inconceivable for us to proceed with our preparations and, because of this, we’re unable to carry the match on the dates initially deliberate.
The brand new dates would imply the match would begin only one week after the US Open if that occasion stays in its scheduled slot.
“The entire world is affected by the general public well being disaster related with COVID-19. With a view to make sure the well being and security of everybody concerned in organizing the match, the French Tennis Federation has made the choice to carry the 2020 version of Roland-Garros from 20th September to 4th October 2020,” learn a press release.
“With a view to act responsibly and defend the well being of its workers, service suppliers and suppliers in the course of the group interval, the FFT has chosen the one choice that can permit them to take care of the 2020 version of the match whereas becoming a member of the struggle towards COVID-19.
FFT president Bernard Giudicelli stated: “We’ve made a tough but courageous resolution on this unprecedented scenario, which has advanced enormously since final weekend. We’re performing responsibly, and should work collectively within the struggle to make sure all people‘s well being and security.”
Final week, the ATP introduced it was suspending the boys‘s tennis tour for six weeks “resulting from escalating well being and questions of safety” arising from the unfold of the virus.
All occasions on the ATP Tour and second-tier ATP Challenger Tour are canceled till April 27.
The Worldwide Tennis Federation, which runs the decrease tiers of the skilled recreation in addition to the junior and senior circuits, adopted the ATP by saying there can be no tournaments on any of its excursions till April 20 on the earliest.
The WTA Tour stated Monday it was suspending the ladies‘s season till Could 2, having already referred to as off occasions in Bogota, Guadalajara, and Charleston.