Three-time major champion Naomi Osaka will not participate in the French Open 2020 in September.
Osaka, who recently won his second US Open title, said in a statement shared on social media, “My hoarding is still sore so I will not have enough time to prepare for the mud – these two tournaments came too close to each other. for me this time. “
The French Open is currently scheduled to begin on September 27. The tournament was originally scheduled for May 4 – June 7, but was postponed in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
Unlike the US Open, a limited number of fans will currently be allowed in the tournament. While last week the French Tennis Federation said it planned to allow 1
“The developed hygiene situation in the Paris area has led the Paris police department to limit the number of spectators who can enter Roland Garros,” FFT said on Thursday.
France registered 10,593 cases on Thursday, the highest daily number since the pandemic began.
Osaka has never won the third round of the French Open after falling in that stage in 2016, 2018 and 2019.