Roland Garros looks to delay his tournament this year for another week to avoid overlaps

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Roland Garros looks to delay his tournament this year for another week to avoid overlaps





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09 June 2019, France, Paris: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal falls to the ground after defeating Austrian Dominic Thiem during their Men’s singles final match of the French Open (Roland Garros) Grand Slam tennis tournament. Photo: Judith White / ZUMA Wire / dpa


The organizers of Roland Garros are considering delaying the tournament for this edition for another week, to take place between September 27 and October 11, while they wait for the proposal to harmonize the calendar of international bodies.

Sources of the organization indicated to the EFE agency that they are waiting for the officialization of the harmonized calendar in which the players associations, ATP and WTA, and the International Federation (FIT) work.

In fact, the French newspaper Le Parisien published that Roland Garros will be played between September 27 and October 11, one week later than the dates announced on March 17, when the organizers decided to postpone the original schedule – from May 24 to June 7 – because of the coronavirus pandemic.

With that extra week, tennis players would be given a recovery time after the United States Open, scheduled between August 31 and September 13.

It would also allow the dispute between both Grand Slam of some brick dust tournament in Europe.

In addition, the delay prevents the Roland Garros final from coinciding in Paris with the arrival of the Tour de France, which was also delayed by the coronavirus and is scheduled to take place from August 29 to September 20.

Source: EFE

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