French Open could be postponed due to COVID-19 cases, says Sports Minister

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By Associated Press

PARIS: The French Open could be postponed as a result of the surge in new coronavirus cases, according to the country’s sports minister.

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“We are in discussion with (the French Tennis Federation) to see if we should change the date to coincide with a possible resumption of all sports and major events,” minister Roxana Maracineanu said on France Info radio station.

France begun a third nationwide lockdown on Saturday which president Emmanuel Macron said he expected to end in mid-May –  with Roland Garros set to start on the 23rd May till the 6th June.

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The tournament was postponed by four months in 2020 as a result of the pandemic.

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