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Player Emotions Are High As Roland Garros Announces Postponement… Via Twitter!

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Player Emotions Are High As Roland Garros Announces Postponement… Via Twitter!

The ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic continue in professional tennis. It was officially announced today — via Twitter — that the 2020 French Open has been rescheduled. It will now take place between September 20 to October 4, just one week after the US Open. Many players were quick to react to the shocking news.

The news — which should have gone through the Players’ Council — has hit the tennis community like a ton of bricks. We found out about it the same way and the same time as they did — when browsing our Twitter feed.

Naomi Osaka seemed a little surprised by the news.

The outspoken Vasek Pospisil made his thoughts know, too.

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Players also voiced their frustrations that Roland Garros chose Twitter as their only means of communicating this news to the players.

Madison Keys took the high road with a little humor, as did Jonny O’Mara and Mardy Fish.

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My favorite response of all was from Magnus Norman.

While some laughed it off, most players are still pretty peeved. The communication between the event organizers and the players has really broken down over the past few weeks. I mean, Twitter? Really?

If things go as planned (now), the French Open 2020 will start the week following the US Open. It will definitely be a challenge for the players to shift from the hard courts and the US Open to the clay courts of the French Open in just seven days.

How will this affect the players? Rafael Nadal, for one, has got his work cut out if he is to defend both his titles. Will the King of Clay even play the US Open, or will he skip it and focus on Roland Garros?

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2 Comments

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  1. NP

    March 17, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    And….Laver Cup 9/25-9/27???‍♀️

    • TLM staff

      March 17, 2020 at 2:16 pm

      As it looks, it will either be rescheduled or cancelled. That’s also how it will be for the St. Petersburg Open (September 21 to September 27), Moselle Open (September 21 to September 27), Chengdu Open (September 28 to October 4), Hujain Securities Zuhai Championships (September 28 to October 4), Sofia Open (September 28 to October 4), and the China Open (October 5 to October 11) which is just one day after the French Open and pretty much impossible for many of the players.

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