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French Open delayed due to Covid-19

Rafael Nadal (right) is the defending champion of the Roland Garros

The French Tennis Federation was expected to announce yesterday (8) that the next grand-slam event –the French Open– will be delayed by a week because of the tougher Covid-19 measures announced by President Macron last week.

The delay will shift the event from a 23 May start to a 30 May start, and return the calendar to the old two-week gap between Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

A more comfortable three-week interval has been the norm since 2015.