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the coronavirus forces the postponement of Roland-Garros to the autumn

Initially deliberate from Could 24 to June 7, the Roland-Garros event will lastly be held from September 20 to October 4, the organizers introduced on Tuesday. The coronavirus pandemic had already shut down the ATP and WTA circuits.

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) formalized the information on Tuesday, March 17 within the afternoon: the Roland-Garros tennis event is postponed for 3 months and might be held from September 20 to October 4. This resolution is clearly linked to the coronavirus epidemic which has been paralyzing Europe for a number of weeks. The work at Porte d'Auteuil having been stopped since Tuesday midday for well being causes, the postponement had grow to be inevitable.

This variation is prone to shake up a schedule already largely disrupted on the earth of worldwide tennis. The beginning of the French Open in September would solely happen every week after the US Open closing, if the American event retains its dates (August 24 to September 13). Thus far, the ATP and WTA circuits are frozen till April for males and Could for ladies.

With Reuters

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