The Roland Garros 2020 new dates could lead to as many as 18 international tennis events getting cancelled. After the coronavirus outbreak saw many sporting events across the globe get suspended or postponed, the French Tennis Federation decided to reschedule the French Open. The Roland Garros 2020 new dates mean that the competition begins on September 20, a week after the US Open, making it the the final Grand Slam of the year.
The new schedule for the French Open could see as many as 18 events get cancelled due to a clash with the Grand Slam competition. Furthermore, many tennis players could be forced to choose either one of the US Open or the French Open in order to compete at their highest level. The Roland Garros 2020 new dates mean that the two tournaments are just a week apart and it would be cruel on players to make it to both Grand Slams considering the levels of preparation and exhaustion.
The one week gap between the two biggest Grand Slams is going to cause further controversy considering that both are played on different surfaces. Players participating in the French Open are not likely to get any clay court practice after the entire clay-court season has been scrapped because of the Coronavirus.
The Roland Garros 2020 new dates saw the French Open postponed to September, from it's usual May schedule. The new schedule creates a sort of dilemma for both World No.2 Rafael Nadal and World No.3 Roger Federer. The Laver Cup clashes with the Roland Garros 2020 new dates which could see the tennis stalwarts miss one of the two tournaments. Furthermore, the one-week layoff between the US Open and the French Open could see both Federer and Nadal burnout considering both stars are in the twilight of their careers.