French Open to be postponed by every week: Event supply | Tennis Information

PARIS: The 2021 French Open tennis match will probably be delayed by one week, a supply near the organisers stated on Wednesday.
The clay-court Grand Slam occasion was set to start on Could 23, however will now get underway on Could 30 within the hope of extra followers having the ability to attend at Roland Garros.
Final yr’s French Open was delayed by 4 months and held in September and October as an alternative of its longstanding Could-June slot.
Crowds have been restricted to only 1,000 spectators every day.
Coronavirus restrictions have been tightened throughout France final Wednesday though all skilled sport is carrying on, albeit behind closed doorways. President Emmanuel Macron has expressed a want to re-open cinemas, museums and theatres in mid-Could.
On Tuesday, the French sports activities ministry informed AFP the federal government was discussing a attainable delay of “a couple of days”.
French participant Alize Cornet hit out at sports activities minister Roxana Maracineanu and Macron’s authorities over the postponement.
“It stays between us however our sport minister is a catastrophe. Sorry,” Cornet informed the Tennis Channel after her second-round win over Elise Mertens on the WTA occasion in Charleston in the USA on Wednesday.
“I am sorry, I’ve nothing towards her however she solely takes dangerous choices for sport like she does not care. And I do know it comes from the federal government, I am fairly positive.
“(It) would possibly come additionally from the match as a result of I heard they may have extra folks in the event that they postpone for one week.
“However nonetheless, I feel it is a fairly egocentric resolution to be trustworthy as a result of the calendar goes to undergo from this postponement.”
Final month, Gilles Moretton, the brand new president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), stated he “dared not” think about an outright cancellation.
“If we go into whole lockdown for 2 months, we’ll clearly have to take measures — the worst being the outright cancellation, however I dare not think about that,” he stated.
Rafael Nadal will defend his title after successful a record-extending 13th French Open final yr, whereas Iga Swiatek of Poland is the reigning ladies’s champion.
Final season, the skilled excursions have been suspended from March till August, with Wimbledon cancelled.
This yr’s Australian Open was postponed by three weeks, though Wimbledon remains to be scheduled to happen in its standard slot, beginning on June 28.
The brand new French Open dates shouldn’t considerably have an effect on the grass-court season, though the preliminary Wimbledon warm-up occasions begin on June 7, halfway via Roland Garros.
There’ll now solely be two-week breaks between the French Open ultimate and the beginning of Wimbledon.

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