French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu told Reuters that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the prestigious Roland Garros Tennis Championships may not be held for the second year in a row in the traditional sense.
“We are negotiating with the French Tennis Federation to see if there is a need to change the Roland Garros date. Although France still retains high-level sports, we are still working to limit the risk of spreading the virus in professional sports and sports. The situation is not good.” Maracineanu told the radio station.
France entered the third national lockdown on Saturday to contain the spread of the coronavirus, although professional sports have largely been spared. The Paris-Roubaix One-Day Cycling Race lasts for one day but has been postponed.
Roland Garros (Roland Garros) will start on May 23 this year, and last year it was held in October.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that he expects the country to reopen in mid-May.