French Tennis Federation (FFT) president Bernard Giudicelli says they spoke to Rafael Nadal forward of their choice to maneuver the French Open.
Tennis was thrown into turmoil on Tuesday when Roland Garros officers introduced that the French Open can be moved to 20 September.
The remainder of the tennis world didn’t take kindly to the information, with the US Tennis Affiliation, Laver Cup and Acapulco Open all expressing their dismay.
So as to add to the drama, the ATP and WTA issued a joint assertion on Wednesday to substantiate that there will probably be no tennis till 7 June on the earliest, which implies your entire clay-court season has been wiped.
Properly, except the French Open in September and FFT chief Giudicelli claims Roland Garros match director Man Neglect was in contact with 12-time champion Nadal earlier than they made their announcement.
“We had Rafa on the telephone (and) we tried to achieve different gamers,” he’s quoted as saying by RMC Sport.
“It was Man who acquired Rafa. His feeling was that it was a superb choice that retains the clay season on the calendar.”
– TEAMtalk media