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Petkovic 'surprised' by french open postponement

"I found out myself from twitter and was definitely surprised," the 32-year-old from darmstadt told the german press agency. On 17. March, the organizers of the sand court event in paris had announced that, due to the coronavirus epidemic, the tournament would not be held as planned from 24. May to 7. June, but from 20. September to 4. October.

The decision seems to have taken some professionals and associations by surprise. The new french open date is one week after the US open, which will be held from the 31st. August to 13. September should take place in new york on hard court. In addition, both the ATP men’s organization and the WTA women’s tour have various other tournaments scheduled during this period. The laver cup in chicago, co-organized by roger federer, is also scheduled for the 25th anniversary. Until 27. September 2020 scheduled.

"I wonder above all how it will be coordinated with the rest of the tour," petkovic said. "But it is also clear that there are more important things than tennis tournaments at the moment, and we must all work together to find the best possible solutions to overcome the crisis."

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