The organisers of the French Open, who had been criticised for unilaterally shifting the event to a September begin with out consulting completely completely utterly completely different tennis federations, would possibly delay the occasion by one completely utterly completely different week, a report stated on Friday.
The claycourt Grand Slam would possibly now begin on 27 September instead of 20 September, preceded by per week of qualification matches, Le Parisien newspaper stated.
The French Tennis Federation (FFT) declined to substantiate the report, nonetheless stated in a press launch: “The FFT is anxious with the worldwide our our our our our bodies, the ATP, WTA and ITF, and is ready for the calendar to be confirmed by them.”
The FFT precipitated shock all by the use of the tennis world by saying in mid-March, merely as France was going into lockdown because of pandemic outbreak, that it was shifting from its distinctive 24 Could-7 June slot to the September date.
If the event is delayed till 27 September 27, it’d give a two-week pause after the US Open, which is presently scheduled to complete on 13 September 13.
Wimbledon, which was to have been carried out from 29 June to 12 July, has been cancelled.