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

France begun a third nationwide lockdown on Saturday which president Emmanuel Macron said he expected to end in mid-May.

Published: 04th April 2021 11:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2021 11:23 PM   |  A+A-

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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.

"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.

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



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