Limited Crowds to be Allowed at French Open

Canada beat Australia in the final of the Davis Cup in Malaga to win the event for the first time in their history. They got off to a strong start as Denis Shapovalov beat Thanasi Kokkinakis in straight sets 6-2 6-4.

The Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros in Paris is set to be allowed up to 1,000 fans per court. The French minister of sport Jean-Michel Blanquer announced the news and also confirmed vaccines will not be mandatory. The tournament was pushed back by one week in a bid to facilitate fans during the Covid-19 pandemic. In his statement Blanquer said, “as of May 30 the rate will be 35 percent, or (at maximum) 1,000 per court.”

Rafael Nadal won a record 13th title last year, which was also played in front of limited capacity. The Wimbledon Championships remain on course to also play in front of crowds which begin on 28th June. The AELTC have not yet confirmed the capacity amount but Debenture ticket holders will be given priority access.

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