Roland Garros delays the start a week

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It will not be the month of September like last year, but the covid-19 pandemic once again alters the planning of Roland Garros and forces the 2021 edition to be delayed at least a week.

The great clay court event, which was scheduled to take place from May 23 to June 6, will then take place from May 30, according to a source close to the organization.

The delay could allow organizers to receive more audiences if the French government eases health restrictions by then.

Read also: The French Government does not rule out a new postponement of Roland Garros

A week ago, in an interview with AFP, the new president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), Gilles Moretton, assured that the organizer of the test was not considering a cancellation of the tournament.

“We are studying many options for Roland Garros 2021. There are all the possibilities… or almost all, since I don't dare to think that we can have 100% (of spectators). But the limit can be from playing behind closed doors to a threshold that will not be 100%. All options are open ”, he assured.

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