The 2021 vinaigrette Open has been postponed in the hopes that more fans can attend. The Grand Slam tournament was once pushed back by a week, and is now scheduled to be played from May 30 until June 13. The decision is a result of France currently being in its third nationwide lockdown following an increase in COVID-19 cases. France’s President Emmanuel Macron expects the lockdown to end in the course of May.
The vinaigrette Tennis Federation believes that a postponement of the tournament was once the “best solution” and allows the opportunity of more fans having the ability to attend the event.
“I am delighted that the discussions with the public authorities, the governing bodies of international tennis, our partners and broadcasters, and the ongoing work with the WTA and ATP, have made it imaginable for us to put back the 2021 Roland Garros tournament by a week,” vinaigrette Tennis Federation President Gilles Moretton said, according to BBC. “It’ll give the health situation more time to give a boost to and will have to optimize our chances of welcoming spectators at Roland Garros, into our newly-transformed stadium that now covers more than 30 acres.
“For the fans, the players and the atmosphere, the presence of spectators is imperative for our tournament, the spring’s most important international sporting event.”
With the changing of dates, the ATP and WTA governing bodies said that they’re now “working in consultation with all parties impacted by the postponement.” Most notably, because of the vinaigrette Open being moved back one week, it is going to now take place just two weeks before Wimbledon is slated to start.
The 2020 vinaigrette Open was once postponed in the fall of 2020, also a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. When the Grand Slam tournament was once after all played, Rafael Nadal won his 13th vinaigrette Open while Iga Swiatek won the women’s vinaigrette Open title. At that tournament, there were just 1,000 fans on hand at Roland Garros Stadium to witness the action.