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Roland Garros expects 20,000 fans on the first day

July 17, 2020

Written By,

RuiSousa

The ATP is still preparing the return of competitions and it's still uncertain how the tournaments will take place after the pandemic. But, Roland Garros will move ahead. The tournament not only anticipates public in the stands but also estimates the exact number expected to receive on the Parisian grounds.

20 thousand fans will be expected only on the first day. A number that is not far from a normal first day in the Parisian Grand Slam.

"Roland Garros is ready to receive 20 thousand people on the first day. We will do everything to ensure the safety distance among the fans. We will create new stadiums accesses. The tournament will follow all the rules and adapt to the Government's guidelines."

Guy Forget, French Open Director

Roland Garros is Nadal's priority

While the main aspects of the big tournament are yet to be defined, the biggest tennis stars still haven´t decided their calendars. One thing seems to be certain: Rafael Nadal will play at Roland Garros. With or without fans, Nadal will try to defend the title in Paris and reach the 13th Musketeer's cup.

The Spanish star has been training in the past weeks on clay, which means that he may not be in New York to play the 2020 US Open. Nadal won in Flushing Meadows last year and knows that, according to the new rules, he will not lose any point until 2021. This way he avoids a risky trip to the United States where the pandemic is far from being controlled.

ATP prepares insurance for players and tournaments

The economic impact of the pandemic was also noted in Tennis. The most important players are multi-millionaires, but many others depend on the weekly fee to survive the circuit demands.

Knowing it, ATP prepared insurance that protects players in case of infection or tournament cancellations. In the same statement, it is also clear that the tournaments will not stop if some player tests positive.

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Written By,

RuiSousa