Roland Garros tournament director Guy Forget said he is working with tennis officials to ensure that the competition and US Open dates do not coincide. He said organizers of the tournament in New York will make an announcement next month.
Roland Garros was due to start on Sunday, but organizers have postponed the competition to September 20 due to the coronavirus. The date is a week after the scheduled US Open final, which has sparked criticism in the tennis world.
This month, the French tennis federation said it was in talks with the ATP, WTA and ITF (International Tennis Federation) to revise the calendar for the year.
“The official announcement has not yet been made. The French Open is likely to take place between the end of September and the beginning of October. I am working with the ATP, WTA and ITF to make a global announcement about what the circuit will be like until the end. of the year, “Forget said on French radio Europe 1 on Saturday.” There are a lot of questions. New York City is more affected by the coronavirus than France. They also have a lot of organizational problems. June to say what the US Open will be like, “he added.
Forget said he is confident that the French Open will be played in good condition.
“We will see how the situation will be in two months. We will adapt to what the government will say. We have to be ambitious and optimistic,” he said.
France has banned events with more than 5,000 people until the end of August.
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