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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.

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.

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.

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: Roland Garros may be held without fans, hints French Tennis Federation president
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Roland Garros may be held without fans, hints French Tennis Federation president

The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held 24 May - 7 June, but was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic and rescheduled for 20 September - 4 October.

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 getting postponed until 2021 may be a blessing for tennis calendar ravaged by coronavirus
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 getting postponed until 2021 may be a blessing for tennis calendar ravaged by coronavirus

Tennis has also been impacted by the flu-like disease that has killed more than 17,200 people worldwide since emerging in China late last year.

After Roland Garros' postponement to September, tennis fraternity calls for action in unison
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After Roland Garros' postponement to September, tennis fraternity calls for action in unison

The French Tennis Federation, in an announcement that came out of the blue on Tuesday, said they were moving the tournament to 20 September - 4 October from its May start because of the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus pandemic: Ashleigh Barty says she will defend Roland Garros title whenever tournament gets underway
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Coronavirus pandemic: Ashleigh Barty says she will defend Roland Garros title whenever tournament gets underway

Roland Garros champion Ashleigh Barty did not receive a heads up from tournament chief Guy Forget about moving the 2020 edition back by four months but said she would grasp any chance she gets to defend her title.

Coronavirus pandemic: Roland Garros’ decision to reschedule claycourt Major smacks of miscommunication and short-sightedness
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Coronavirus pandemic: Roland Garros’ decision to reschedule claycourt Major smacks of miscommunication and short-sightedness

It is hard not to think that Roland Garros were just trying to flex their muscle by unilaterally rescheduling their tournament to September. And the game of one-upmanship that the move has prompted is a sorry indictment of their short-sightedness.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC faces fierce resistance ahead of national comittees briefing on state of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC faces fierce resistance ahead of national comittees briefing on state of Games

The IOC has remained committed to staging the Tokyo Games as planned from 24 July – 9 August, saying on Tuesday after a meeting with international sports federations that measures against the virus were delivering results.

From Vasek Pospisil to Naomi Osaka, tennis players express displeasure over Roland Garros postponement to September due to coronavirus
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From Vasek Pospisil to Naomi Osaka, tennis players express displeasure over Roland Garros postponement to September due to coronavirus

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) on Tuesday said the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros would now take place from 20 September - 4 October, dates that clash with several other events

Laver Cup will go ahead despite Roland Garros postponement to September, say organisers
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Laver Cup will go ahead despite Roland Garros postponement to September, say organisers

Laver Cup organisers say the exhibition event will go ahead in September as planned despite Roland Garros moving to the same dates as the implications of the French Tennis Federation’s shock gambit began to reverberate on Wednesday.

Roland Garros organisers say cancelling slam was 'unthinkable' after copping criticism over postponement
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Roland Garros organisers say cancelling slam was 'unthinkable' after copping criticism over postponement

French tennis federation president Bernard Giudicelli said, 'For us it was unthinkable (to cancel), the only thing we had in mind was the interest of the tournament and of the players.'

Wimbledon officials prepping for scheduled start despite Roland Garros postponement due to Coronavirus
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Wimbledon officials prepping for scheduled start despite Roland Garros postponement due to Coronavirus

The All England Club said it will close the museum in its grounds, which is open all year, and other facilities following the British government’s recommendation to avoid unnecessary gatherings.

Coronavirus pandemic: Roland Garros rescheduled to September-October following COVID-19 outbreak
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Coronavirus pandemic: Roland Garros rescheduled to September-October following COVID-19 outbreak

Roland Garros, second tennis grand slam of the calendar, has been postponed to 20 September-4 October.

Roger Federer's latest injury setback could be a precursor to bigger problems on the horizon
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Roger Federer's latest injury setback could be a precursor to bigger problems on the horizon

Roger Federer's latest injury setback could be a precursor to bigger problems on the horizon

Roger Federer to miss string of tournaments, including French Open, after undergoing knee surgery
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Roger Federer to miss string of tournaments, including French Open, after undergoing knee surgery

Federer's agent told Reuters last week that the Swiss was planning on playing only at Roland Garros while skipping the Madrid and Rome Masters