The 2021 Roland Garros has been postponed one week later than planned. The tournament was originally scheduled from 24th May till 6th June but now will be played from 30th May-13th June 2021.
The decision comes due to the sudden rise in the COVID-19 cases in the French capital after which the Prime Minister announced strict lockdown and safety measures countrywide.
Since the last couple of days, the French government has discussed a possible “delay of a few days” of this year’s French Open with the event organisers.
Roland Garros 2021 maybe under threat of cancellation
Earlier Gilles Moretton, the President of the French Tennis Federation there is a chance that the French Open 2021 could get cancelled if France’s new lockdown measures continue until the end of May.
Moretton recently said that in case there is a one-month extension to the lockdown period, there may be a scenario where Roland Garros would have to be called off.
“At the moment, we are on track, the tournament is on the scheduled dates,” Moretton said. “But if we are told there is a general confinement for two months, we will necessarily have to take measures, the worst being the outright cancellation. But I dare not imagine that.”
The 2020 edition was held in the months of September and October instead of the usual May-June slot, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.