FFT Press Release, April 13, 2021
The French Tennis Federation is unveiling the changes made to the schedule of the 2021 Roland-Garros tournament, which will be held from 24th May to 13th June.
From this year, the draws for the men’s and women’s qualifying rounds, which will be played from 24th to 28th May without spectators, will feature the same number of players: 128 (in previous years, the women’s qualifying draw had 96 players). That means 32 extra players will have the chance to win a place in the final draw. This decision will also allow the tournament to support a category of players who have been particularly affected by the Covid-19 crisis, financially-speaking.
The wheelchair and quad tennis events, which are usually held during the last week of the tournament, will be scheduled from Friday 4th to Monday 7th June so that entrants can also play in the “French Riviera Open”, one of the biggest wheelchair tennis tournaments on the international circuit.
The mixed doubles event, which was cancelled last year due to the health crisis, is making a comeback this year at Roland-Garros. The format of this competition will be altered, with 16 teams in the draw (compared with the usual 32).