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