The tournament Roland Garros will be delayed in the hope that an improvement in the epidemic situation in France allow it to develop under more normal conditions and it will be held between May 30 and June 13, as’ L ‘Équipe’ advanced.
In its online edition, the sports newspaper said on Wednesday that the French Tennis Federation (FFT) will quickly make the postponement of the tournament official, which on its official website kept the dates scheduled for the moment unchanged, between May 17 and June 6. With the change of the calendar, the goal of the organizers would be to be able to welcome more public in the stands if restrictions were progressively lifted by the coronavirus.
Faced with the epidemic rebound that France has been suffering for more than a month, its Government has established a strict regime that is expected to last until the end of the month, and that has been added to the closure to the public of all social life establishments (bars, restaurants, cinemas, theaters, performance halls, or stadiums, among others) since the end of October. President, Emmanuel macron, wanted to give perspectives to the population by pointing out that all these restrictions they would rise gradually from mid-May, in a scenario yet to be determined.
Last year, Roland Garros moved from its traditional dates, between the end of May and the beginning of June, to September, also because of the covid. The Spanish Rafael Nadal, winner thirteen times, he presents himself once again as the great favorite.