Open tournament of France on tennis (Roland Garros), which will be held from 27 September to 11 October 2020, will be held with the audience. This at a press conference on 17 June said the President of the French Federation of tennis, Bernard Giudicelli, writes L’equipe.
According to him, ticket sales will start in late June or early July. At the same time, the decision about how many spectators will be allowed on the courts is still pending. This question, said the head of the French tennis Federation, will be decided together with the public authorities.
Giudicelli said that the tournament will be held in “almost normal conditions”, without any restrictions. At the moment, consider only the possibility of reducing the number of participants of the qualifying tournament from 128 to 96 players.
Roland Garros, part of a series of Grand slam tournaments, was held in Paris from 25 may to 7 June, but because of the pandemic, it was moved to the fall. It was assumed that it will be held from 20 September to 4 October, but Giudicelli announced that the start of the tournament delayed for another week.
In may, Giudicelli said that Roland Garros may pass without an audience.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded at 8.36 million, of which more than 4.08 million was recovered and 449 thousand died.