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French Open rescheduled, Roland-Garros officials confirm

The French Open was due to start in May but the Grand Slam will now take place in September due to coronavirus.

Rafael Nadal celebrating his 12th French Open title.
Rafael Nadal celebrating his 12th French Open title.

THE FRENCH OPEN has been postponed and will be played in September and October, tournament organisers have announced.

The Roland-Garros tournament will now be played from 20 September to 4 October 2020.

It was scheduled to run from 18 May to 7 June, but like many other major sporting events, has been forced into rearrangements by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The statement in full is available here.

- Additional reporting by Emma Duffy.


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