The French Open is set to be rescheduled again with Le Parisien reporting the tournament will be pushed back following consultation with the ATP and WTA Tours.
Roland Garros organisers upset the tennis community when it announced in March that this year’s clay-court Grand Slam, originally scheduled to take place from May 24-June 7, had been postponed.
The new start date of September 24 was just a week after the conclusion of the US Open, meaning some players would have gone into the red dirt tournament not only exhausted after a long stint at the Flushing Meadows, but also a bit undercooked on the red dirt.
However, French publication Le Parisien says the French Tennis Federation (FFT) will reschedule the event again after discussions with the ATP and WTA.
The new slot of September 27-October 11 will give players more time to recover after the US Open and also allow officials to possibly schedule two more European events, presumably on clay, before the French Open.
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