French Open organizers working with authorities to avoid U.S. Open clash

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June nine, 2019. Spain’s Rafael Nadal poses with the trophy after his ultimate fit towards Austria’s Dominic Thiem on the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) – French Open director Man Omit mentioned he was once operating hand in hand with tennis government to ensure the dates of the claycourt Grand Slam event and the ones of the U.S. Open don’t conflict, including that Flushing Meadows would make a press release subsequent month.

The French Open had initially been because of get started on Sunday, however the brand new coronavirus disaster compelled organizers to delay the begin to Sept. 20, one week after the scheduled ultimate of the U.S. Open, resulting in complaint throughout the tennis international.

Previous this month, the French tennis federation mentioned it was once in talks with the ATP, WTA and the Global Tennis Federation (ITF) over a revised calendar for the season.

“The authentic announcement has no longer been made but. It (the French Open) it will likely be between the top of September and the start of October. We’ve been operating carefully with the ATP, the WTA and the ITF to make an international announcement on what the circuit will probably be like till the top of the yr,” Omit instructed French radio Europe 1 on Saturday.

“There are such a lot of query marks. Town of New York is extra suffering from the coronavirus than France. Additionally they have a large number of group issues, they’ll make a press release mid-June to mention the way it’s going to be like for the U.S. Open.”

In the meantime, Omit is assured the French Open will probably be performed in excellent prerequisites.

“We’ll see how the placement is in a few months. We can adapt to what the federal government will say. We need to be formidable and constructive,” he mentioned.

France has banned occasions involving five,000 or extra folks till the top of August.

Reporting by means of Julien Pretot; Modifying by means of Hugh Lawson

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