French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli says the French Open has avoided the worst case possible scenario and fans should be happy because the event is expected to be staged this year. On March 17, the French Tennis Federation announced the French Open wouldn't start in late May as they decided to reschedule the event for a late-September start.
On April 1, the Wimbledon organizers The Championships wouldn't take place this year but the French Tennis Federation has been keen on avoiding that scenario from Day 1. "We avoided the worst — the outright cancellation.
We postponed it for a few months — it's a big relief. We will be there for all tennis lovers and that's what matters," Giudicelli said.
The French Tennis Federation will do everything it can to stage the French Open at some point of the year.
"We avoided the worst — the outright cancellation. We postponed it for a few months and voilà — it's a big relief.
Playing behind the closed doors has been mentioned but the French Tennis Federation has said that they will try to avoid hosting the event in front of empty stadiums.
French sports minister says there's a chance for Roland Garros to be held with limited crowd.