2019 French Open juniors champion hopes Roland Garros will take place in 2020


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2019 French Open juniors champion hopes Roland Garros will take place in 2020

Promising Dane Holger Rune insists he can't wait for tennis to return as he thinks players are desperate to get back to competitive action. The Tour has been suspended since March 12 due to the coronavirus outbreak and there won't be any events taking place until at least early-August.

"I think all players miss matches like crazy. Practicing without a goal is difficult so I try to stick to a good schedule with my coach and my mental coach with small goals every week. Still, it’s nice to see improvements working in matches," Rune told the ITF.

"There will be some local tournaments to play here in Denmark, which is good, but when you come from a small country like Denmark being able to play international matches is so important." Rune, 17, claimed the 2019 French Open boys' singles title.

The Dane hopes the season will resume and this year's rescheduled French Open will take place in late-September. "So I really pray for a solution soon so we can play ITF and ATP events again. I am actually optimistic about it.

I have huge confidence in the countries wanting to reopen their borders and I am sure that people will act responsibly outside their countries. I also have confidence that the ITF and ATP will find a way to get matches started in some way," Rune said.

I am hoping we will be up and running in August and I believe my absolute favourite tournament, Roland Garros, will be played as planned September 20. Hopefully I will play there this year in the seniors.