Roland-Garros : Tennis World in shock after surprise postponement

The Roland-Garros organizers announced on Tuesday they will hold the tournament from Sept. 20 to Oct. 4, instead of May 24 to June 7 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tennis world has reacted differently, with some anger, irony or surprise.




Their message to Roland-Garros : We are angry that we were not warned and to learn the postponement on Twitter.

Diego Schwartzman (Argentina, no.13 ATP)

“One more time, we learn it from Twitter…”

Vasek Pospisil (Canada, no.93 ATP)

Jamie Murray (Great Britain, no.26 ATP doubles)

Sorana Cirstea (Romania, no.75 WTA)

Mitchell Krueger (USA, no.194 ATP)

Alizé Cornet (France, no. 59 WTA)

“Nice to learn it from twitter”


Madison Keys (USA, no.13 WTA)

Magnus Norman

Naomi Osaka (Japan, no.10 WTA)

“Sorry ???”

Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, no.5 WTA)

Tennys Sandgren (USA, no.55 ATP)

Mardy Fish



Their message to Roland-Garros : We are as strong as you, we would have liked to be concerted before at this difficult time. Roger Federer might not play Roland because of your decision.

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