The great Parisian tennis meeting at the Accor Arena will take place from October 31 to November 8. But it will take place without an audience. The French Federation has just announced that the Rolex Paris Masters will be played behind closed doors. A decision taken following the announcements of Emmanuel Macron this Wednesday evening and the establishment of a new confinement from this Thursday midnight. Initially, the FFT announced that the tournament would welcome 1,000 people during the day, but none in the evening, due to the curfew that was in place.
“The French Tennis Federation has, since the beginning of the health crisis that our country is going through, worked in constant consultation with the State services, on the organizational options that the health situation could require, indicates the press release of the Federation. French. Also, it will organize, in responsibility, the tournament in this new configuration. “
The public will not be able to see Hugo Gaston again
A disappointment for all those who were delighted to see Hugo Gaston (20 years old), the new hope of French tennis who had burst the screen at Roland Garros by making his way to the round of 16, only beaten in 5 sets by Dominic Thiem on October 4. A course that had allowed the Toulousain, eliminated this Thursday in the second round in Hamburg by the Austrian Sebastian Ofner (7-6, 6-2), to receive an invitation for the final table of the Rolex Paris Masters.
“The FFT is aware of the disappointment that will be felt by people who will ultimately not be able to attend the tournament,” the Federation’s statement continued. She thanks them for their understanding and assures them that they will be reimbursed as soon as possible. “
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