In the wake of the formalization of the postponement of Roland Garros for a week, Wimbledon announced that the tournament would take place on the dates originally scheduled. On the other hand, the grass season will be shortened by one week, which will result in the elimination of three tournaments.
The grass season shortened by one week, three tournaments less but Wimbledon maintained on the same dates. The French Tennis Federation had barely formalized the postponement of Roland Garros for a week that Wimbledon hastened to communicate on the repercussions that this decision of its French counterparts would have on the grass season. Unsurprisingly, it will be shrunk by a week. And while it usually lasts three weeks, the grass season, which serves each year as preparation for the major meeting on the surface, namely Wimbledon, will exceptionally take place this season over two weeks.
“It is important that the players can train and prepare in the best conditions on each suitable surface. It is for this reason that the four Grand Slams support calendar changes. However, given the considerable challenges that await the FFT to organize Roland-Garros, and to avoid an additional impact on the rest of the calendar, the grass season will be reduced by one week in 2021. The championships will start as planned on June 28th. 2021, with qualifying starting June 21, 2021. The grass season will drop to three weeks from 2022. “
Three tournaments called to be sacrificed
Grand Slam Board statement on the one-week postponement of @Roland Garros ⬇️https: //t.co/gVfxrZfebz
– Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) April 8, 2021
The impact is obvious: with one week less on grass, three appointments should disappear from the calendar. These are the tournaments of S-Hertogenbosch, Stuttgart and Nottingham. Officially, the three events are still maintained, but their survival is only a few hours after the decision of the FFT to postpone Roland-Garros by one week, precisely on the dates on which the three tournaments in question must take place. On the other hand, no touch at Wimbledon. Unlike the Parisian meeting, the London Grand Slam tournament will therefore take place from June 28 to July 11., as had been scheduled from the start and at the time for Wimbledon, canceled in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, to confirm that he would not go by the wayside for a second year in a row. It should even take place in front of the public. In the same press release, Wimbledon assures us, however, that the grass season will last three weeks again from 2022. Unless it clinks again.