The postponement of Roland Garros may have consequences. While Wimbledon has already announced that it will have no changes, WTA and ATP they made a joint statement leaving doubts about some tournaments of the circuits.
“Tennis has required an agile approach to the calendar for the past 12 months to handle the challenges of the pandemic, and this continues to be the case. The decision to delay the start of Roland Garros by one week was made in the context of COVID restrictions. recently increased in France, and the additional time improves the likelihood of improving conditions and the ability to receive fans at the event. “
Everything seems to indicate that the most affected tournaments, then, they could have changes.
“Both the WTA and the ATP are working together with all parties affected by the postponement to optimize the calendar for players, tournaments and fans, in the run-up to and after Roland Garros. More updates will be communicated in due course“.
There would only be a two-week margin between Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Today, the second week of the French Open will match with turf tournaments in s’Hertogenbosch (ATP 250 and WTA 250), Stuttgart (ATP 250) and Nottingham (WTA 250). Then, a priori, they are ruled from June 14, Berlin (WTA 500), Birmingham (WTA 250), Halle, Queen’s (ATP 500), and from the 21, Eastbourne (WTA 500 and ATP 250), Bad Homburg (WTA 250) and Mallorca (ATP 250).
In addition, the original Olympic ranking to establish a listing for the Tokyo Games also made its cut on June 7.
Thomas Rodriguez Couto