The FFT does not rule out that Roland Garros is behind closed doors

first_imgThe president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), Bernard Giudicelli, He does not rule out that Roland Garros, postponed to September because of the coronavirus pandemic, be performed behind closed doors. The head of the French federation assures this Sunday in an interview with the weekly “Journal du Dimanche” that this plan would enable sustaining a minimum of a part of the financial mannequin. “Organizing it behind closed doors would enable sustaining a part of the financial mannequin, tv rights and sponsorships, “mentioned Giudicelli.The French event is an financial engine for nationwide tennis and represents about 80% of the federation’s revenues, based on the weekly. Solely broadcasting rights account for greater than a 3rd of the competitors’s turnover. On the opportunity of delaying the Roland Garros from September 20 introduced to the 27 he mentioned that “it could not change a lot” and that it is nonetheless too early to precisely decide the timetable. In any case, the FFT president pointed out that they do not rule out any choice and that “giving precedence” to one of many options being thought-about can be “getting misplaced in conjectures” because of the lack of visibility. “Plenty of issues can occur round us. We keep targeted on what we’ve to do, provide a event in the very best situations “, Indian.last_img