Roland Garros to get a roof

Roland Garros tournament director Guy Forget has promised that the event will get a roof by 2020, just like the three other grand slams.

The first two days of the event have been hampered by rain which has forced a backlog of matches that still have to be completed.

In an interview with media, Forget confirmed that Court Philippe Chatrier will have a roof in 2020.

“When you go through two days like this, you realize the importance of having a roof over your courts,” said the 51-year-old.

“While Wimbledon, Melbourne, and New York now have the new roof, we’ll have to wait until 2020 to have ours.”

Forget said getting a roof over Court Philippe Chatrier was the last thing that would be done in the process of modernizing the tournament’s infrastructure.

“It’s an ongoing process which will take us in 2020 where hopefully everything will be done. And the roof is actually the last piece of that puzzle,” said Forget.

“We need to modernize our facility for these reasons. It’s a necessity,” he added.

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