Roland Garros chiefs insisted Wednesday that the French Open, delayed until September due to the coronavirus, will have fans attending even with social distancing rules. The claycourt Grand Slam, which should now have been into its first week under its traditional schedule, was pushed back by four months because of the pandemic. However, tickets bought for the event in its May-June slot were reimbursed rather than transferred, prompting fears that the tournament, now due to start on September 20, would be pushed behind closed doors.— AFP
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