French Open 2020: another one-week delay in September

Published by Alexandre G. · Published on 17 June 2020 at 17h50 · Updated on 2 July 2020 at 17h59
The French Tennis Federation announces to postpone the French Open again because of new changes in schedules and other championship, related to the coronavirus epidemic. French Internationals - initially planned from May 18 to June 7, 2020 at the Porte d'Auteuil in PAris - will be played from September 27 to October 11, 2020.

The French Open 2020 is also impacted by the coronavirus. In a context where the coronavirus pandemic leads to the cancellation of many sporting events, the French Open 2020 are postponed to September 27 to October 11, 2020.

Postponed first on March 17 because of the coronavirus epidemic, the French Internaitonals are postponed again, for just a week. Before the prestigious Grand Slam tournament, the Madrid Masters 1000 (September 13), Rome (September 20), and Kitzbühel at the same time as the second week of the US Open have been sustained.

And since the dates initially chosen by the federation did not really match the organization of the other championships - then suspended and depending on the evolution of the epidemic - adjourning was inevitable. So, since the US Open has been officially sustined, this new adjournment will enable the best international players to rest between the two Grand Slams. Qualifications for the French Open 2020 will start as planned, a week before the finales.

Following French President Emmanuel Macron's address detailing new confinement measures, the FFT has decided to postpone the Grand Slam tournament. The competition taking place every year in Paris between late May and early June and gathering people from all over the globe will be played in September 2020, while waiting for the epidemic to slow down in France and the world. A decision that follows the anticipated logic of the ATP as fo  the Indian Wells championship in the United States that has been delayed.

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Before this Tuesday March 17, 2020, the FFT (French Tennis Federation) was rather prudent: “We are 11 weeks from the French Open. We are not in the considering a postponement or cancellation. We are studying different scenarios”. Yet the edition 2020 was expected for quite a while by the tournament organizers and the French Tennis Federation. After several years of works, the French Open 2020 was about to inaugurate the huge retractable roof of the Philippe Chatrier central court. A first life-size demonstration that will only happen in September 2020. 

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Dates and Opening Time
From 27 September 2020 to 11 October 2020

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    Location

    2, avenue Gordon Bennett
    75116 Paris 16

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