Andrey Rublev has welcomed the choice to
postpone the French Open to later within the yr fairly than cancel it, as
it’s going to nonetheless give gamers an opportunity to earn prize cash.
The tennis season has been thrown into disarray due the coronavirus
pandemic with the ATP and WTA Excursions saying there can be no
tournaments happening till 7 June.
The French Open was initially set to happen from 25 Might to 7 June, however organisers of the clay-court Grand Slam introduced early final week
that the match had been rescheduled for 20 September.
The transfer was met with confusion and outrage with the US Open insisting that they need to not have jumped the gun.
World No 14 Rublev, although, backed the rescheduling of the crimson dust main.
“The announcement got here as a shock, however I feel it’s higher to play
Roland Garros later within the yr than to not play it in any respect,” he informed
Russia’s Match TV.
“In contrast to staff sports activities, tennis gamers don’t have a month-to-month wage and
we solely earn prize cash based mostly on our outcomes at tournaments. If we
don’t play, we don’t earn something.
“I consider that is excellent news as Roland Garros gives massive prize cash for a lot of gamers.”