All tennis players are waiting to know when the ATP and WTA tour will start again. Much will depend on the decision of the USTA, which in mid-June will announce its final decision on the US Open. The French Open should take place in late September, trying to avoid overlaps with the US Open.
The crowd cannot wait to admire Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic again.
Forget on the Big 3
Speaking in an interview with Eurosport, Guy Forget explained why he thought the experienced players will still dominate when the season resume.
“I'm pretty confident some tournaments will happen before Roland-Garros and I think that's for the good of the game and the good of the players,” Forget said. "When the Tour starts again, I think the players with more experience will still be on top.
When you're a younger player, you need to put those four, five hours a day and to get some of the rhythm matches. I think that Roger Federer, Nadal or Djokovic with little less practice, they can rely on their experience and they can still be there on the big moments.
I think they've been so good last year and the first part of the season. Novak has been unbelievable. Roger is just playing - when he's fit - I mean, his best tennis and Rafa, he seems like he's a junior walking out on every court anywhere in the world like, you know, he's so happy to be here”.
Forget also commented on Roland Garros' decision to move in September. "I think looking back, it was a very courageous move," Forget explained. "Because as I told our president at that time, I said, 'Bernard (Giudicelli) if we do that way, of course, we're going to get criticised because we don't know what's going to happen.
They're going to think it's a very selfish move. Maybe we can talk to them about it' But at the time, our president, his responsibility is to save Roland-Garros, to save the tournament at any cost at all. So our goal was to say, 'OK, we have to save Roland-Garros because otherwise our federation is struggling, otherwise amateur tennis is going to suffer big time.
So where could we possibly have Roland-Garros without hurting any Grand Slam, without hurting the Davis Cup, without hurting any Masters 1000? Where could we possibly place Roland-Garros?' And that time in autumn, as late as possible, was the time we thought that was going to be the less hurtful for everyone. But when you are running a Grand Slam event, I mean, there are the pillars of the game."