French Open Postponed By One Week: Tournament Source
Muhammad Rameez 6 days ago Thu 08th April 2021 | 08:30 AM
Paris, April 8 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th Apr, 2021 ) :The 2021 French Open tennis tournament will be delayed by one week, a source close to the organisers said on Wednesday.
Crowds were limited to just 1,000 spectators each day.
Coronavirus restrictions were tightened across France last Wednesday although all professional sport is carrying on, albeit behind closed doors. President Emmanuel Macron has expressed a wish to re-open cinemas, museums and theatres in mid-May.
Last month, Gilles Moretton, the new president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), said he "dared not" consider an outright cancellation.
"If we go into total lockdown for two months, we will obviously need to take measures -- the worst being the outright cancellation, but I dare not imagine that," he said.
There will now only be two-week breaks between the French Open final and the start of Wimbledon.