The Ministry of Sports is in talks with the organizers of the Roland Garros tennis tournament (May 23-June 6) about a possible "delay of a few days" with respect to the scheduled dates and about the "modalities for receiving public," it said this Tuesday. .
"There are ongoing conversations with the organizers about the modalities, especially to receive audiences," the Ministry told AFP. "A delay of a few days is also under discussion," he added.
At the end of March, Gilles Moretton, new president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), had indicated that he worked with almost all the scenarios and only preferred not to think about the possibility of a cancellation nor did he think it was possible to have a 100% of the public on the premises.
In 2020, the covid-19 pandemic caused Roland Garros to postpone its usual dates in late September and early October.