The Ministry of Sports has discussions with the organizers of the Roland-Garros tournament (May 23-June 6) on a doable “delay of a few days” and on the “conditions of reception of the public”, he indicated. this Tuesday April 6.
“Discussions are underway with the organizers on the modalities, in particular for the reception of the public,” the ministry informed AFP. “A delay of a few days is under discussion,” he added.
At the finish of March, Gilles Moretton, the new president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), had indicated that he was engaged on nearly all the situations, the solely ones that he “dared not” contemplate being the extremes: the viewers gauge at 100 % and outright cancellation.
The worst being the outright cancellation
“For the moment, we are in the race, the tournament is on the scheduled date (May 23-June 6). But if we are told a general confinement for two months, we will necessarily have to take measures”, a he acknowledged.
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 tournament had been postponed by a number of months and was held at the finish of September, with a tonnage of 1,000 folks. Currently, all skilled sport continues in France however is performed behind closed doorways.