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.

Naomi Osaka

ANGER

 

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…”

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/dieschwartzman/status/1239945400192204800?s=20″]

Vasek Pospisil (Canada, no.93 ATP)

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/VasekPospisil/status/1239993699590787072?s=20″]

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

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/jamie_murray/status/1239960990793510912?s=20″]

Sorana Cirstea (Romania, no.75 WTA)

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/sorana_cirstea/status/1239946798640201728?s=20″]

Mitchell Krueger (USA, no.194 ATP)

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/mitch_krueger/status/1239949628612603904?s=20″]

Alizé Cornet (France, no. 59 WTA)

“Nice to learn it from twitter”

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/alizecornet/status/1239945837909860355?s=20″]

IRONY

Madison Keys (USA, no.13 WTA)

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/Madison_Keys/status/1239951154949304321?s=20″]

Magnus Norman

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/normansweden/status/1239955486562230272?s=20″]

Naomi Osaka (Japan, no.10 WTA)

“Sorry ???”

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/naomiosaka/status/1239944990215655424?s=20″]

Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, no.5 WTA)

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/ElinaSvitolina/status/1239964201990283264?s=20″]

Tennys Sandgren (USA, no.55 ATP)

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/TennysSandgren/status/1239982425834389504?s=20″]

Mardy Fish

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/MardyFish/status/1239945249193000960?s=20″]

COMPETITIVENESS

 

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.

Laver Cup

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/LaverCup/status/1240100769052815361?s=20″]

US Open

[bloc_twitter src=”https://twitter.com/usopen/status/1240046495367401472?s=20″]

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