French Open 2021: Ashleigh Barty doesn't consider herself as defending champion, says 'it's a fresh start for everyone'
The Australian won her only major singles title in Paris in 2019. The tournament was cancelled last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Federer, who will turn 40 in August, has played just one tournament in 2021, winning one match in Qatar in March on his return from 13 months on the sidelines after undergoing two bouts of knee surgeries.
Rafa Nadal is aiming for a 12th Masters title in the principality ahead of his pursuit of a 14th French Open success and a record 21st Grand Slam.
The French Tennis Federation said it hoped the delay could enable more fans to attend if COVID-19 restrictions are eased by then.
Discussions between the ministry and Roland Garros officials also included how the tournament might be able to accommodate fans who were largely locked out of the delayed 2020 edition. This year's event is due to take place between 23 May and 6 June.
Moretton said that organisers will be able to take into account lessons learned from other events leading up to the season's second Grand Slam event.
The 35-year-old will miss clay court events in Marbella, Monte Carlo and Belgrade in April.
Paes said he took a complete break from tennis during the COVID-19 pandemic and has begun training since the last three weeks.
Last year's tournament was switched unilaterally from spring to September-October as the coronavirus sent the sport into a five-month suspension.
The temperamental Kyrgios is one of the sport's biggest drawcards, but has also faced intense criticism for his combustible antics on court, with a long list of misdemeanours to his name.
This will only be Nadal's eighth appearance in the tournament at Bercy Arena, situated less than 14km across Paris from Roland Garros, and he has reached the final just once.
Swiatek said on Twitter that she has no symptoms but that she'll quarantine due to protocols. She said she gets tested regularly and will be tested again in three days.
Rafael Nadal has never won the Paris Masters in his career. This year, the tournament is scheduled to run from 2-8 November.
Two days after being swept aside in the Roland Garros final, Djokovic made a trip to Visko's Valley of the Pyramids and its 25,000-year-old tunnels beneath whose "energy" is claimed to bring about miracle cures.
French Open winner Iga Swiatek urges athletes to 'try and see' how working with sports psychologists could boost performance
The 19-year-old Swiatek said Wednesday she drew a lot of support and strength from her work with sports psychologist Daria Abramowicz, who was with her during the two weeks of the Paris tournament.
Novak Djokovic seeks solace at Bosnia's 'energy pyramids' after suffering defeat in French Open final
Novak Djokovic is known for unorthodox and sometimes controversial new-age spiritual views and practices.
On Sunday, the Scot watched in awe as Nadal, 34, demolished Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the final at Roland Garos to win his 13th French Open title.
"Winning is what you play for," said Nadal. "Beyond the victory, there is an even greater personal satisfaction because at certain times I have had to make sacrifices to achieve the goal."
French Open winner Iga Swiatek breaks into top 20 for first time; Novak Djokovic retains top spot in ATP rankings
Argentina's Diego Schwartzman, who made the semi-finals in Paris, moves up six places to a career-high eighth and breaks into the top 10 rankings for the first time.
For a creature of habit, Rafael Nadal overcame multiple new factors at an October French Open to triumph once again. For a staggering 13th time.