Originally scheduled from May 18th to June 7th, the competition was yet another event waylaid by the coronavirus epidemic. If the situation remains stable, the Roland-Garros tournament will take place from September 21st to October 11th.
The final dates of the Parisian Grand Slam were confirmed on June 17th. “Providing the conditions relating to the COVID-19 health crisis allow it to go ahead”, the Roland Garros tournament will take place over three weeks, from September 21st to October 11th. This comes as good news since the initial postponement meant only two weeks of competition would go ahead.
Open to the public
Qualifying will, therefore, take place from Monday 21st to Friday 25th September. Then comes the final draw, which will be held between Sunday, September 27th to October 11th. “In the current, difficult climate, we are well aware that it is a privilege to be able to hold Roland-Garros in its usual format. Especially since the qualifying tournament will help to financially support a category of professional players who have been severely affected by this unprecedented crisis,” said Bernard Giudicelli, President of the French Tennis Federation (FFT).
The other good news for fans is that this 2020 edition should be played in front of spectators. Bernard Giudicelli indeed ruled out that the tournament would go ahead behind closed doors, assuring that the FFT was working actively with the authorities on the terms of the tournament’s organisation. Ticketing information should be available by early July.