The French Open has been pushed back for a week due to France’s nationwide lockdown. We call it ‘part I’, as we can assume that this won’t be the only and last adjustment to the French Open’s date in response to the ongoing Covid-19 challenges.
As reported by the French news agency “AFP”, and according to sources from the tournament’s organization, the clay tournament will be held from May to June 13. The four-week lockdown is scheduled to end in early May.
The one week’s push back is intended to ensure that more fans can visit the Bois de Boulogne facility. As we have already covered in a previous article, the date change does not come unexpected. The government in France had already discussed a delay with the organizers.