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Rafael Nadal still preparing to play at Roland Garros next month despite withdrawal from US Open
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Rafael Nadal still preparing to play at Roland Garros next month despite withdrawal from US Open

Nadal, who would be going for a record-extending 13th title at Roland Garros, was asked if he thinks the tournament will go ahead. "I trust it will yes, it is in my mind and I am preparing for it," he said,

Retired tennis player Mariano Puerta admits lying to CAS to reduce doping suspension
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Retired tennis player Mariano Puerta admits lying to CAS to reduce doping suspension

Four months after the high point of his career — the final of the 2005 French Open — the Argentine tested positive for etilefrine, a banned cardiorespiratory stimulant. He had also been caught in 2003 for the use of a banned anabolic steroid.

French Open organisers to be 'really careful, really cautious' to avoid meeting fate of Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour
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French Open organisers to be 'really careful, really cautious' to avoid meeting fate of Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour

The French Open will allow up to 60 percent of the usual capacity inside the Roland Garros grounds when the rescheduled claycourt tournament starts on 27 September and organisers said there was no chance of them repeating the mistakes of the Adria Tour.

French Open to allow up to 60 percent of seats to be filled for 2020 edition, say organisers
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French Open to allow up to 60 percent of seats to be filled for 2020 edition, say organisers

While a maximum of four spectators will be able to sit together on the main courts with an empty seat between two groups, the other courts will have an empty seat between two individuals.

No major financial impact on British tennis due to cancellation of Wimbledon, says All England club boss Richard Lewis
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No major financial impact on British tennis due to cancellation of Wimbledon, says All England club boss Richard Lewis

The US Open is going ahead as scheduled from the end of August while the French Open has moved to the end of September from May and Sally Bolton, who will succeed Lewis, said the AELTC would learn all they can from the tournaments.

Andy Murray identifies his priorities as playing at US Open and French Open 'if it's safe' to participate
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Andy Murray identifies his priorities as playing at US Open and French Open 'if it's safe' to participate

Murray, 33, has not competed since playing in the Davis Cup in November due to complications with his hip but is set to return on Tuesday at a behind-closed-doors tournament in London

Roland Garros 2020: Tournament to be held with fans, tickets to go on sale late June or early July, says French federation president
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Roland Garros 2020: Tournament to be held with fans, tickets to go on sale late June or early July, says French federation president

Roland Garros, unlike its US counterpart, will be held with fans when it takes place from 27 September - 11 October, the head of the French tennis federation (FFT) said on Wednesday.

Rescheduled French Open to begin one week later than initially proposed date, say organisers
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Rescheduled French Open to begin one week later than initially proposed date, say organisers

An FFT statement said it had consulted with the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation (ITF) to allow the French Open showpiece the benefit of an extra week.

US Open 2020 to be held on scheduled dates without fans after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gives go ahead
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US Open 2020 to be held on scheduled dates without fans after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gives go ahead

Even with the go-ahead from the state, one significant question remains for the US Open: Which players actually will participate?

World No 1 Novak Djokovic mulls pulling out of US Open to prepare for French Open
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World No 1 Novak Djokovic mulls pulling out of US Open to prepare for French Open

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is thinking of skipping the US Open – if it is played – and instead returning to competition on clay ahead of the rescheduled French Open.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Rafael Nadal not sure about US Open being held in 2020, says it depends on COVID-19, travel
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Rafael Nadal not sure about US Open being held in 2020, says it depends on COVID-19, travel

Nadal thinks there are two key requirements for the US Open to happen — and for tennis to resume anywhere: assurances about being protected from the coronavirus and having everyone be able to fly internationally.

Petra Kvitova says 'playing without fans was weird' after winning all-Czech exhibition tournament
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Petra Kvitova says 'playing without fans was weird' after winning all-Czech exhibition tournament

With motivation lacking to practise and train, Kvitova found it tough to mentally prepare for the event.

In alternate universe: Rafael Nadal begins chase for 20th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, Serena Williams her 24th
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In alternate universe: Rafael Nadal begins chase for 20th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, Serena Williams her 24th

With Roland Garros rescheduled, players and fans alike are left to merely think and talk about what might have been happening in Paris during the 15-day period that began Sunday and ends 7 June, the original date of the men's singles final at Court Philippe Chatrier

Roland Garros could be played with limited or no fans as Court Philippe Chatrier enters modern era with retractable roof
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Roland Garros could be played with limited or no fans as Court Philippe Chatrier enters modern era with retractable roof

When — or if — Roland Garros is held later in 2020, though, it is possible there could be zero — or a limited number — of people allowed to attend the event, which broke its attendance record last year with 520,000.

Britain's Lawn Tennis Association announces return of elite competition with tour events in July
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Britain's Lawn Tennis Association announces return of elite competition with tour events in July

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said four British Tour events would be held between 3-26 July, subject to confirmation of government requirements

French Open working towards avoiding clash of dates with US Open, says Roland Garros director Guy Forget
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French Open working towards avoiding clash of dates with US Open, says Roland Garros director Guy Forget

French Open director Guy Forget said he was working hand in hand with tennis authorities to make sure the dates of the claycourt Grand Slam tournament and those of the US Open do not clash, adding that Flushing Meadows would make an announcement next month.

Coronavirus Outbreak: French Open tickets to be cancelled and reimbursed, confirm organisers
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Coronavirus Outbreak: French Open tickets to be cancelled and reimbursed, confirm organisers

All tickets purchased for this year’s French Open are going to be cancelled and reimbursed instead of being transferred, after the tournament was delayed by four months, organisers said on Thursday.

French Open organisers in talks with sport’s governing bodies to discuss tennis calendar for second part of season
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French Open organisers in talks with sport’s governing bodies to discuss tennis calendar for second part of season

The FFT’s decision to postpone the French Open from 27 May - 7 May amid the COVID-19 crisis was widely criticised because the new dates clashed with the hardcourt season.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Rafael Nadal doesn't think tennis will return this year, says he's worried about Australian Open 2021
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Rafael Nadal doesn't think tennis will return this year, says he's worried about Australian Open 2021

Nadal said he had practically written off the remainder of the year and was looking to the Australian Open in January 2021 as the next tournament he will play

Coronavirus Outbreak: American Taylor Fritz ‘in the best shape ever’ but says returning before US Open ‘unrealistic’
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Coronavirus Outbreak: American Taylor Fritz ‘in the best shape ever’ but says returning before US Open ‘unrealistic’

Taylor Fritz said that he is in the best shape of his life preparing to come out of quarantine but believes it is unrealistic to expect that to happen before the US Open in August.