For the second consecutive year, Roland Garros has been the protagonist of a shift from its original dates. In 2020, countless controversies were unleashed following the unilateral choice of the Parisian Grand Slam to move between September and October, given that it would have been impossible to organize the tournament in full lockdown in May.
This year the situation does not seem much better, considering that France has had to close everything again to cope with the sudden surge in infections. Above all for this reason, it was decided to postpone the start of the French Open by one week, which will therefore start on May 30th.
It follows that all the other events – especially those on grass that precede Wimbledon – will have to find a solution in order not to see the main draw mutilated by the French giant. Among the victims of the skid there is certainly the Stuttgart ATP, scheduled from 7 to 13 June.
During an interview with ‘Kicker’ in recent days, German tournament director Edwin Weindorfer expressed his bitterness at how the situation was handled. He also talked about Roger Federer and Andy Murray.
Roger Federer is on the entry list of Mutua Madrid Open 2021
Edwin Weindorfer strongly criticized this decision among our colleagues at Kicker: “Obviously I’m angry.
Roland-Garros simply went it alone. We will not let the week be stolen from us” – said Edwin Weindorfer, tournament director. Moreover, Edwin remains optimistic about the headliners who may be present at his event: “You have to know how to react quickly in these unstable times.
It could be for example that Roger Federer and Andy Murray find that the period between Roland-Garros and Wimbledon is too short for example or that they are out of the tournament from the first week ”evoked Weindorfer who would be really happy to welcome his two tennis stars.”
The tennis calendar is looking in good shape for the next couple of months with an astounding line-up of clay-court tournaments. It begs the question – which clay tournaments will Roger Federer play this year? Brace yourselves because there might be earth-shattering news in the stock for all tennis fans.
The Swiss maestro is on the entry list of Mutua Madrid Open 2021, which begins on April 30. More significantly, it would be the first tournament after the Australian Open 2020, where the big three will collide. But that’s not the actual news.
The headline is that the 20-time Grand Slam champion from Switzerland is missing from the Italian Open 2021 entry list. Consequently, it indicates that King Federer has big plans set up for this year.