New, stricter Corona restrictions have been put in place in France. Therefore it is not a surprise that some tennis fans fear that the French Open, which should take place from May 23 to June 6, might be cancelled. Last year the French Open was postponed to the end of September.
Here comes the relief for all tennis fans. The organisers of the French Open do not want to cancel the event. Instead, they believe that they are well on their way to host the tournament as planned, much likely with fewer spectators than usual, but at least with some. However, the French Tennis Federation president, Gilles Moretton, had admitted that in the event of a new lockdown, appropriate adjustments would have to be made. Postponing the event might be one option. However, for now the confirmed date is May 23 to June 6.
Even though all top-level sports should continue, the biggest aim is to limit the risks of the coronavirus spread, according to France’s sports minister Roxana Maracineanu. However, there still could be attempts to allow spectators back before May.