Published on : 04/06/2021 – 18:34
Discussions are underway relating to a doable delay “of a few days” of the beginning of the Roland-Garros event, the Ministry of Sports introduced on Tuesday. The competitors, as is, is scheduled from May 23 to June 6.
Will the 2021 version of Roland-Garros be postponed? The Ministry of Sports introduced, Tuesday April 6, to have began discussions with the organizers of the event regarding a doable “delay of a few days” of the competitors, initially scheduled from May 23 to June 6.
“Discussions are underway with the organizers on the modalities, in particular for the reception of the public,” the ministry informed AFP, specifying that “a delay of a few days is being discussed”.
Friday April 3, Roxana Maracineanu, Minister of Sports, had affirmed on franceinfo think about a postponement of the event in order that it coincides with the doable resumption of “all sporting practice and major events”.
At the tip of March, Gille Moretton, the brand new president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), had indicated that he was engaged on virtually all eventualities. The solely ones he “dared not” think about have been the extremes: the 100% viewers gauge and outright cancellation.
“For the moment, we are in the race, the tournament is on the scheduled date. But if we are told of general confinement for two months, we will necessarily have to take measures,” he admitted. The worst being the outright cancellation, however “I dare not imagine that”, added the president of the FFT, elected on February 13.
In 2020, the event had been postponed by a number of months and was held on the finish of September, with a tonnage of 1,000 individuals.