The uncertainty that reigns in the world due to COVID-19 also keeps tennis awake regarding the upcoming tournaments. Gilles Moretton, president of the French Tennis Federation, knows this well, who acknowledged being somewhat concerned about the strict measures established by Emmanuel Macron this week, which include the closure of shops and schools. As well as the prohibition to go out more than 10 km from home, and how they can influence Roland Garros 2021.
“If these measures were extended until May, we would be forced to make decisions. In the worst case scenario it would be cancellation, but I cannot imagine that right now. Nor do I see reasonable the option of playing with 100% of capacity, but we would like to have some audience, “he said in France24 the head honcho of French tennis.
If the tournament were to be played right now, there would not be a single spectator in the stands with these new measurements. But this is so dynamic that it could be played with the new normal. It only remains to wait how the next few weeks develop around the virus.