‘There is no debate’ about the slot for the 2021 French Open, insists tournament director
The 2021 French Open is set to be played in its traditional slot although Roland Garros Tournament Director Guy Forget concedes they don’t have a “crystal ball” to predict the situation with the coronavirus.
This year’s tournament was originally scheduled to take place in its usual spring window from 24 May to 7 June, but it was then switched to 27 September to 11 October due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The French Open was played under strict health and safety protocols with only a handful of fans while the cooler autumn conditions did impact some players. However, it was a big success when all was said and done.
Although there is still no vaccine for the coronavirus, Forget says as far as they are concerned the 2021 event will move back to spring.
“I would say to make a decision on the tournament in May and June, it is not about ourself. Today for us the decision is made,” he said.
“We will play Roland Garros at the end of May and the beginning of June (2021) as it is done so far.
“So we cannot today expect what will be the situation, what will be the conditions and the sanitary conditions in the next spring. We cannot have a crystal ball to find the solution.
“So for us, at this point, there is no debate.”
Novak Djokovic cruises to victory on return to ATP Tour
Novak Djokovic blew past Spain’s Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-3 on Thursday evening.
Juan Martin del Potro details heartbreaking injury struggles
Juan Martin del Potro continues to struggle with mobility issues post-retirement.
Iga Swiatek irritated by WTA Tour finals scheduling clash
An ‘irritated’ Iga Swiatek has bone to pick with the ITF and the WTA.
John McEnroe and Mats Wilander back Iga Swiatek to claim 10 Grand Slams
Is Iga Swiatek destined to be the next woman to win ten Grand Slams?
Race to Turin: Casper Ruud becomes third man to qualify
Casper Ruud joins Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz in the Turin field.
Cameron Norrie bullies Kaichi Uchida at Korea Open to end losing run
Norrie won 6-2 6-2 to set up a quarter-final against American Jenson Brooksby.
Rod Laver believes Wimbledon final has changed Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios could be ‘the guy’ in 2023.
Novak Djokovic reveals how he ‘creates an image of success’
Novak Djokovic is always striving to gain an edge.
Stefanos Tsitsipas social media post suggests he is still dreaming about Roger Federer
Tsitsipas has given a hint that he doesn’t want his weekend playing alongside the greats of the modern game to end.