French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu has revealed that amid the ongoing pandemic, the French Open could be postponed. Franch this weekend entered their third national lockdown although sporting events have been spared. Last year the Rolland Garros took place in September, three months after its regular spot in May with limited fans in attendance. Rolland Garros was set to take place on May 23 this year.
“We are in discussion with them (the French Tennis Federation) to see if we should change the date to coincide with a possible resumption of all sports and major events,” Maracineanu said. “Today, although the high-level sport has been preserved, we try to limit the risks of clusters, of spreading the virus within professional sports.”
President Emmanuel Macron announced that he was expecting to open the country completely in mid-May. The director-general of the French Tennis Federation, Gilles Moreton earlier this week had said that he could not see the Grand Slam event being cancelled this year.