The Paris Masters will go forward as scheduled beginning subsequent week however behind closed doorways to adjust to a second nationwide Corona Virus lockdown, organizers confirmed Thursday.
“Following the most recent bulletins by the French authorities and the introduction of one other nationwide lockdown in France as of October 30, the Rolex Paris Masters, which can be performed on the Accord Arena (Bercy Arena) from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8, will be closed to the general public,” learn the assertion from the French Tennis Federation.
The indoor event on the Bercy in Paris was initially allowed to have 1,000 fans for day classes and none at night time. That was the identical variety of fans allowed every day on the French Open.
World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, who gained a 13th French Open at Roland Garros in Paris simply over two weeks in the past, is the highest seed on the event. Last yr’s event was gained by No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
The federation mentioned that ever for the reason that begin of the pandemic that they had labored “in fixed liaison with the French authorities” to decide how greatest to stage the occasion.
“Consequently, the FFT (French Tennis Federation) has made the accountable determination to maintain the Rolex Paris Masters event behind closed doorways,” it mentioned, including, “The FFT is conscious of the frustration folks will really feel at not having the ability to attend the event however would love to thank everybody for his or her understanding and reassure them that their tickets will be refunded as quickly as potential.”