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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 2019: Roger Federer says he missed playing in Paris after first round win over Italy's Lorenzo Sonego
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French Open 2019: Roger Federer says he missed playing in Paris after first round win over Italy's Lorenzo Sonego

Roger Federer marked his return to Roland Garros after a four-year absence with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 win over Italy's Lorenzo Sonego on Sunday and said he had missed playing in Paris so much.

French Open 2019: Angelique Kerber suffers shock first round exit after straight sets loss to Russia's Anastasia Potapova
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French Open 2019: Angelique Kerber suffers shock first round exit after straight sets loss to Russia's Anastasia Potapova

Fifth-seeded Wimbledon champion Kerber slumped to a 6-4, 6-2 defeat to 18-year-old Potapova who was making her French Open debut.

French Open 2018: Revamp of Roland Garros a tricky affair, but better infrastructure will benefit all parties involved in long run
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French Open 2018: Revamp of Roland Garros a tricky affair, but better infrastructure will benefit all parties involved in long run

In what will be a tricky transitional year for Roland Garros, for long-term it is an investment that will benefit fans, media and particularly broadcasters, guaranteeing play between 11am and 9pm

French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal's tour de force against Dominic Thiem paves way for historic 11th Roland Garros title
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French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal's tour de force against Dominic Thiem paves way for historic 11th Roland Garros title

Even though Thiem was trying desperately to blast his way out of the (single-handed) backhand corner, and going toe-to-toe with Nadal, he was falling behind. You don’t enter a dog-fight against Nadal and emerge victorious.

French Open 2018: Ten-time champion Rafael Nadal insists his dominance is never routine after securing place in finals
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French Open 2018: Ten-time champion Rafael Nadal insists his dominance is never routine after securing place in finals

Rafael Nadal says his domination at the French Open will not go on “for 10 more years” but watching the way he demolished Juan Martin del Potro on Friday to reach his 11th final in Paris it was hard to see when his reign would end.

French Open 2018: Alexander Zverev shows he has the heart for a fight despite straight-sets loss to Dominic Thiem
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French Open 2018: Alexander Zverev shows he has the heart for a fight despite straight-sets loss to Dominic Thiem

Even when he was playing on one good leg against an in-form Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev showed glimpses of why he is the far-away leader of the younger generation.

French Open 2018, Day 3 highlights: From Serena Williams' comeback in 'Wakanda-inspired catsuit' to teen Denis Shapovalov's win
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French Open 2018, Day 3 highlights: From Serena Williams' comeback in 'Wakanda-inspired catsuit' to teen Denis Shapovalov's win

Here's some of the big news from Day 3 of the French Open 2018 that you may have missed courts of Roland Garros

French Open 2018: Roland Garros overhaul in full swing as organisers aim to build retractable roof by 2020
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French Open 2018: Roland Garros overhaul in full swing as organisers aim to build retractable roof by 2020

Legal challenges have pushed the promised overhaul of Roland Garros back to 2020 but construction is finally well underway.

French Open 2017: Emotional Rafael Nadal overawed by 'impossible' 10th title win
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French Open 2017: Emotional Rafael Nadal overawed by 'impossible' 10th title win

Rafael Nadal obliterated 2015 Roland Garros champion Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to become the first man to win a single Grand Slam title 10 times.

French Open 2017: Simona Halep storms into quarter-finals, Elina Svitolina ends Petra Martic's dream run
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French Open 2017: Simona Halep storms into quarter-finals, Elina Svitolina ends Petra Martic's dream run

Simona Halep will next face fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina, who rallied to beat Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

French Open 2017: Garbine Muguruza begins title defence with win, Caroline Wozniacki and Milos Raonic advance
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French Open 2017: Garbine Muguruza begins title defence with win, Caroline Wozniacki and Milos Raonic advance

Garbine Muguruza defeated Francesca Schiavone, who bid farewell to the tournament for the final time ahead of her retirement at the end of the year.