The French Open is scheduled to be performed from September 21 to October 11.© AFP
All gamers on the French Open beginning later this month will probably be housed in two designated resorts “without exception” to cut back the dangers from coronavirus, match director Guy Forget mentioned on Monday. Forget additionally introduced that simply 11,500 spectators a day will probably be admitted as an alternative of the 20,000 they have been initially hoping to accommodate throughout the September 27-October 11 match. The Roland Garros complicated will probably be divided into three separate zones “independent of one another” and corresponding to every of the primary showcourts, with no crossing inbetween.
Courts Philippe Chatrier and Suzanne Lenglen will probably be restricted to five,000 spectators apiece with Simonne Mathieu restricted to only 1,500. Play on the surface courts will go forward with no spectators.
Players will probably be examined “upon their arrival and will receive their accreditation as soon as the first negative test is returned”, mentioned Forget.
A second check will probably be carried out inside 72 hours after which one other each 5 days primarily based on a participant’s development within the match, he added.
French tennis federation director-general Jean-Francois Vilotte mentioned: “We are not thinking in terms of an airtight sanitary bubble, it’s a fantasy.”
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