French President Emmanuel Macron announced today that his country will lockdown again due to rising cases of COVID.
The new policies, which will last until December 1, will allow schools to remain open but workers must stay at home unless necessary. Non essential business including bars and restaurants will be closed.
What does this mean for tennis? The Paris Masters is set to begin on Monday with qualifying opening on Saturday. So players are already there or en route, and that includes Rafael Nadal who is expected to compete.
Already, the FFT has decided to close the event off to fans (1,000/day were planned), but will the government allow the tournament to continue in the lockdown? And how will travel work for players coming in and leaving?
“Further government clearance is necessary,” the ATP told its players.
More news is expected on Thursday.
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