French tennis chief Gilles Moretton has confirmed that the French Open is on monitor to go as deliberate, and that they’re nonetheless carefully monitoring the scenario.
Last season, the French Open didn’t happen on its conventional date of late May and early June, because it was postponed to late September and early October.
“For the moment, we are on the right track, the tournament is on the scheduled date (23 May-6 June)”, Moretton advised AFP. “But if we are told that he will have general confinement for two months, we will inevitably have to take action … The worst being the outright cancellation, but I dare not imagine it. “
Roland Garros organizers are exploring their choices for this 12 months’s 2021 occasion. “We are looking at many options for Roland Garros 2021,” Moretton added.
“There is the full range … or almost full because I dare not imagine a crowd level at 100%.” , he stated. “But it can start behind closed doors at a level that won’t be 100%.
All the options we have with us are ready. We meet with the players regularly and we wait to see how things go. ”
The French Open in a different situation
“Before us, there are other tournaments like Monte Carlo which takes place in the same territory and which takes place in the open air,” said Moretton.
“After that there are tournaments not too far (Madrid, Rome), so we are not like the situation in Australia.” Last year, World No. 3 Rafael Nadal defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros final to claim his record 13th title at Roland Garros.
After Djokovic won a record-breaking ninth Australian Open title last February, his coach Goran Ivanisevic said he expected Nadal to win more Roland Garros titles.
“Honestly, Rafa is going to win one more, maybe two for sure, at the French Open,” Ivanisevic stated at the time. “So it’s important to maintain successful. Novak is the favourite at Wimbledon and the US Open.”