Roland Garros 2021 would be played from May 30 to June 13, according to the newspaper L’Equipe. The Parisian Grand Slam would confirm this postponement in the next few hours, according to the same media.
France is in the middle of a new quarantine due to the growth in cases of coronavirus, which put the health system on the verge of saturation.
“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, “Gilles Moretton, president of the French Tennis Federation, told France24 last week.
This week began the brick dust tour in Europe that has as its most important moment Roland Garros, originally scheduled to start on May 23. Next week Monte-Carlo will be played, the first Masters 1000 of the season in brick dust, from May 2 to 9 Madrid will be played (where Roger Federer will return) and from 9 to 16 the Masters 1000 in Rome.