French Open Shifts Dates To Fall Over Coronavirus, Scrambling Grand Slam Schedule
The French Tennis Federation stated Tuesday that it’s shifting the dates of the 2020 French Open to September 20-October 4. Certainly one of professional tennis’ 4 Grand Slam occasions, the event this yr had been set to start Might 18.
The transfer probably means shifts are in play for Wimbledon and the New York-set U.S. Open, which historically comply with the French on the Grand Slam calendar.
“We’ve made a tough but courageous resolution on this unprecedented scenario, which has advanced enormously since final weekend,” stated Bernard Giudicelli, president of the FFT. “We’re appearing responsibly, and should work collectively within the struggle to make sure all people’s well being and security.”
The French is the second of 4 Slams on the professional tour, and follows the Australian Open which concluded February 2. Wimbledon, at London’s All England Membership, is at the moment scheduled for June 29-July 12; as of at the moment, officers stated these dates had been on. The U.S. Open stays scheduled for August 24-September 13 in Flushing, NY.
Final week, the lads’s ATP and ladies’s WTA excursions and the Worldwide Tennis Federation postponed their seasons, the ATP by April 20 and the WTA by Might 2. Tournaments that had been canceled included the marquee BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA.
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