The President of Federation of tennis of France Bernard Giudicelli told about the current state of Affairs in the organization of Roland Garros 2020, of a clay Grand slam tournament.
“While there are no such options, from which we refused. First and foremost, the most important thing in this tournament is the history of matches and players. Tournaments are held in stadiums, competitions shown on TV. Millions of viewers around the world are waiting.
If we organize a tournament behind closed doors, this will allow us to keep that part of the business model, which concerns TV rights (more than a third of the revenue of the tournament). It should not be underestimated.
I communicate regularly with the head of Asia Pacific Andrea Gaudenzi, the head of the WTA Steve Simon and the head of the ITF, David Haggerty. Next week we have scheduled another conference to assess our progress. We work well together, but is still a little early for a clear definition graphics”.
Earlier media with reference to the French tennis Federation announced that clay-court major was moved to one week later. The start of the competition in the main draw now scheduled for September 27.