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 20 to October 4, 2020.
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.
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.