Roland Garros' doors firmly locked on what should have been opening weekend

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SHOWS: PARIS, FRANCE (MAY 22, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

1. VARIOUS OF WORKERS ON CRANE INSIDE GROUNDS OF ROLAND GARROS

2. EXTERIOR OF STADIUM

3. ENTRANCE TO ROLAND GARROS STADIUM

4. CONSTRUCTION WORK INSIDE

5. EXTERIOR OF STADIUM

6. SIGN AT ENTRANCE SAYING 'AUTHORISED STAFF ONLY'

7. MAN WALKING PAST ROLAND GARROS

PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 9, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

8. VARIOUS OF FRENCH OPEN CHAMPION RAFAEL NADAL WITH FRENCH OPEN TROPHY

PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 9, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

9. VARIOUS OF FRENCH OPEN CHAMPION ASHLEIGH BARTY WITH FRENCH OPEN TROPHY

PARIS, FRANCE (MAY 23, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

10. VARIOUS OF RAFAEL NADAL PRACTISING AT ROLAND GARROS

11. PEOPLE WATCHING

12. NADAL

13. STATUE IN GROUNDS

14. PEOPLE WALKING AROUND

15. ROLAND GARROS GROUNDS

STORY: Tennis' second Grand Slam of the year, the French Open, should have started this weekend - instead Roland Garros remains closed to the public, with the hope the tournament may still take place later in 2020.

With Wimbledon already cancelled and the US Open in doubt, tennis fans around the world are in for a miserable summer because of the coronavirus crisis.

The French Open has been rescheduled for two weeks in September and October should the pandemic ease, and if it does go ahead, defending men's champion Rafael Nadal will be looking to win his 13th title.

(Production: Thierry Chiarello and Iain Axon)

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