2020 French Open
The 2020 French Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It will be held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. Originally to be scheduled from 24 May to 7 June, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was then first moved to 20 September to 4 October, was later moved back a week further to 27 September to 11 October and then finally expanded by six additional days to 21 September to start the qualifying matches, comprising singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair tournaments are also scheduled. Rafael Nadal is the twelve-time champion in men's singles; Ashleigh Barty was the defending champion in women's singles, but chose not to defend her title following concerns over the ongoing pandemic.
It will be the 124th edition of the French Open and the last Grand Slam event of 2020. The main singles draws will include 16 qualifiers for men and 12 for women out of 128 players in each draw.
The 2020 French Open will be the 124th edition of the French Open and will be held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris. It will also be the first year in which there is a retractable roof on the French tennis courts, after construction was completed on Court Phillipe Chatrier in late 2019, with plans in place to also have a roof on Court Suzanne Lenglen by 2023. Additionally, it will be the first year in which night tennis will be possible, as floodlights will be in operation on the four main stadium courts.
The tournament is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2020 ATP Tour and the 2020 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament will consist of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event.
There is a singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which is part of the Grade A category of tournaments, and singles and doubles events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players under the Grand Slam category. The tournament will be played on clay courts and took place over a series of 23 courts, including the three main showcourts, Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen and Court Simonne Mathieu.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
This event is normally held on the fourth Sunday of May and ending in early June and it is the second Grand Slam of the year on the peak of the spring clay court season. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, on 17 March, French Tennis Federation announced the tournament had been postponed and dates were moved first to 20 September to 4 October 2020 (the dates were initially scheduled for the annual Asian Hard Court swing which would be eventually cancelled on 24 July), and then moved a week further to 27 September to 11 October 2020, just two weeks after the 2020 US Open. For the first time since the 1947 French Championships, this event will not be held on the traditional May-June schedule and the first time since the introduction of the Open Era that a major tournament has been postponed rather than cancelled. On 13 April 2020, the French Government extended a ban on mass gatherings until July 2020 in a bid to control the spread of the virus.
On 7 September, it was announced the three main courts would have a maximum capacity of 11,500 spectators during the 15-day tournament, with 5,000 each in Court Philippe Chatrier and Court Suzanne Lenglen, and 1,500 in Court Simmone Mathieu. The rest of the courts would take place without spectators including the qualifying events. Those guidelines will follow on the health and safety protocols including social distancing regulations in order with the regional government officials. According to the tournament director Guy Forget, players and personnel would have to be tested for the virus upon arrival in Paris as if they would have a negative test and a second test 72 hours later. Players would then have to stay at two hotels from organizers once they get tested. On 17 September, the number of spectators later revised to reduce to 5,000 in all of the three main courts as the number of coronavirus cases have rising in France.
Points and prize money
Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Q||Q3|
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|Mixed Doubles *||€||€||€||€||€||€||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Wheelchair Doubles *||€||€||€||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
* per team
The following are the projected seeded players. Seedings are based on the ATP and WTA rankings on 21 September 2020. Seeds are planned to be announced on 25 September 2020. Rank and points before are as of 28 September 2020.
|Points defending||Points won||Points
|1||1||Novak Djokovic||720||First round vs. TBD|
|2||2||Rafael Nadal||9,850||2,000||10||9,850||First round vs. TBD|
|3||3||Dominic Thiem||9,125||1,200||10||9,125||First round vs. TBD|
|4||5||Daniil Medvedev||10||First round vs. TBD|
|5||6||Stefanos Tsitsipas||180||First round vs. TBD|
|6||7||Alexander Zverev||4,650||360||10||4,650||First round vs. TBD|
|7||8||Matteo Berrettini||3,030||45||10||3,030||First round vs. TBD|
|8||9||Gaël Monfils||45||First round vs. TBD|
|9||10||Denis Shapovalov||10||First round vs. TBD|
|10||11||Roberto Bautista Agut||90||First round vs. TBD|
|11||12||David Goffin||2,555||90||10||2,555||First round vs. TBD|
|12||13||Andrey Rublev||0||First round vs. TBD|
|13||14||Fabio Fognini||180||First round vs. TBD|
|14||15||Diego Schwartzman||45||First round vs. TBD|
|15||16||Karen Khachanov||360||First round vs. TBD|
|16||17||Stan Wawrinka||2,185||360||10||2,185||First round vs. TBD|
|17||18||Pablo Carreño Busta||2,130||90||10||2,130||First round vs. TBD|
|18||19||Grigor Dimitrov||2,055||90||10||2,055||First round vs. TBD|
|19||20||Milos Raonic||2,040||0||10||2,050||First round vs. TBD|
|20||21||Félix Auger-Aliassime||0||First round vs. TBD|
|21||22||Cristian Garín||45||First round vs. TBD|
|22||23||John Isner||1,805||0||10||1,815||First round vs. TBD|
|23||24||Dušan Lajović||90||First round vs. TBD|
|24||25||Benoît Paire||180||First round vs. TBD|
|25||26||Borna Ćorić||1,670||180||10||1,670||First round vs. TBD|
|26||27||Alex de Minaur||1,665||45||10||1,665||First round vs. TBD|
|27||28||Filip Krajinović||1,628||90||10||1,628||First round vs. TBD|
|28||29||Taylor Fritz||45||First round vs. TBD|
|29||30||Casper Ruud||1,604||90||10||1,604||First round vs. TBD|
|30||31||Hubert Hurkacz||1,468||10||10||1,468||First round vs. TBD|
|31||32||Jan-Lennard Struff||180||First round vs. TBD|
|32||33||Nikoloz Basilashvili||1,395||10||10||1,395||First round vs. TBD|
The following player would have been seeded, but withdrew before the event.
|Rank||Player||Points before||Points defending||Points after||Withdrawal reason|
|4||Roger Federer||6,630||720||6,630||Right knee surgery|
|Points defending||Points won||Points
|1||2||Simona Halep||430||First round vs. TBD|
|2||4||Karolína Plíšková||5,205||130||10||5,205||First round vs. TBD|
|3||5||Elina Svitolina||130||First round vs. TBD|
|4||6||Sofia Kenin||4,700||240||10||4,700||First round vs. TBD|
|5||8||Kiki Bertens||4,335||70||10||4,335||First round vs. TBD|
|6||9||Serena Williams||4,080||130||10||4,080||First round vs. TBD|
|7||10||Belinda Bencic||4,010||130||10||4,010||First round vs. TBD|
|8||11||Petra Kvitová||3,736||0||10||3,746||First round vs. TBD|
|9||12||Aryna Sabalenka||70||First round vs. TBD|
|10||13||Johanna Konta||3,152||780||10||3,152||First round vs. TBD|
|11||14||Victoria Azarenka||3,122||70||10||3,122||First round vs. TBD|
|12||15||Garbiñe Muguruza||240||First round vs. TBD|
|13||16||Madison Keys||2,962||430||10||2,962||First round vs. TBD|
|14||17||Petra Martić||2,850||430||10||2,850||First round vs. TBD|
|15||18||Elise Mertens||130||First round vs. TBD|
|16||19||Elena Rybakina||40||First round vs. TBD|
|17||20||Markéta Vondroušová||1,300||First round vs. TBD|
|18||21||Anett Kontaveit||2,330||10||10||2,330||First round vs. TBD|
|19||22||Angelique Kerber||2,270||10||10||2,270||First round vs. TBD|
|20||23||Alison Riske||2,256||10||10||2,256||First round vs. TBD|
|21||24||Maria Sakkari||2,240||70||10||2,240||First round vs. TBD|
|22||25||Jennifer Brady||2,165||70||10||2,165||First round vs. TBD|
|23||26||Dayana Yastremska||1,984||10||10||1,984||First round vs. TBD|
|24||27||Karolína Muchová||1,982||70||10||1,982||First round vs. TBD|
|25||28||Yulia Putintseva||1,955||10||10||1,955||First round vs. TBD|
|26||29||Amanda Anisimova||780||First round vs. TBD|
|27||30||Donna Vekić||1,880||240||10||1,880||First round vs. TBD|
|28||31||Ekaterina Alexandrova||130||First round vs. TBD|
|29||33||Svetlana Kuznetsova||1,631||10||10||1,631||First round vs. TBD|
|30||34||Magda Linette||1,601||70||10||1,601||First round vs. TBD|
|31||35||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||10||First round vs. TBD|
|32||36||Barbora Strýcová||1,589||10||10||1,589||First round vs. TBD|
The following players would have been seeded, but withdrew before the event.
|Rank||Player||Points before||Points defending||Points after||Withdrawal reason|
|1||Ashleigh Barty||8,717||2,000||8,717||Safety concerns|
|3||Naomi Osaka||5,780||130||5,780||Hamstring injury|
|Wang Qiang||1,706||70||1,706||Safety concerns|
1Rankings as of 21 September 2020.
Main draw wildcard entries
The following players will be given wildcards (WC) to the main draw based on internal selection and recent performances.
Main draw qualifiers
The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew due to injury, suspension, or personal reasons:
- Wang Xiyu would've been the next player entered into the draw, but she also withdrew.
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2019 French Open
|French Open||Succeeded by|
2021 French Open
2020 US Open
|Grand Slam events||Succeeded by|
2021 Australian Open