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French Open Postponed Due To Coronavirus, Say Organisers

The Grand Slam Event Was To Have Taken Place From May 24 To June 7, But Organisers Tweeted: "The Confinement Measures In Place Make It Impossible To Prepare And Organise The Tournament On The Dates Initially Scheduled."

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 17 Mar 2020, 10:13:47 PM
Rafael Nadal

Rafale Nadal is the current champion of the French Open. (Photo Credit: Wikicommons/File)

New Delhi:

The French Open has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and will take place from September 20 to October 4, organisers said Tuesday. The Grand Slam event was to have taken place from May 24 to June 7, but organisers tweeted: "The confinement measures in place make it impossible to prepare and organise the tournament on the dates initially scheduled."

The new dates would mean the tournament would start just one week after the US Open, if that event remains in its scheduled slot.

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First Published : 17 Mar 2020, 09:37:03 PM