Xinhua News Agency, Paris, September 24 (Reporter Xiao Yazhuo) The draw ceremony of the 2020 French Open will be held on the 24th. It was originally the most noteworthy event news before the start of the game, but it was robbed by another news that day. "Play"-Shortly after the draw, French Prime Minister Castel announced that the number of people at the French Open this year will be reduced again, allowing only 1,000 people to enter the venue every day.
Due to the recent deterioration of the epidemic situation in France, the government is also taking more measures to deal with it. French Minister of Health Véran announced on the 23rd that many areas, including Paris and its surrounding provinces, have been upgraded from general alert to increased alert. Since the 26th, the upper limit of the number of people holding rallies in these areas has been reduced to 1,000 from the previous 5,000.
Earlier this month, the French Open Organizing Committee optimistically estimated that the venue can accommodate 11,500 people to watch the game every day. However, as the epidemic worsened, the organizing committee was forced to reduce the maximum number of spectators to 5,000 on the 17th. When the government’s decision on the 23rd was announced, many people have begun to worry that the French Open will have to face the fate of another reduction in the live audience. When asked on the 23rd whether the French Open might become an exception to this policy, Verand did not give clear. The answer only means that a decision can be made after further discussion. This also gave the organizing committee a glimmer of hope. However, hope will soon vanish in the face of the severe epidemic situation.
According to data from the French health department on the 24th, there have been more than 16,000 new cases in France in the last 24 hours, a record high since the outbreak. In this context, French Prime Minister Castel announced that the French Open will not be an exception.
"We will adopt the same policy at the French Open, and only 1,000 people will be allowed to enter the venue every day." Castel said in an interview with French TV 2 on the evening of the 24th.
When asked whether the 1,000 people included everyone, Castel gave a positive answer.
Although the number of spectators on the spot has decreased, the game will continue. According to the results of the draw held that day, China's "Golden Flower" Zhang Shuai will be the No. 12 seed and American player Keith in the first round of women's singles challenge. The much-watched Serena Williams will face Christie Ann, who is also from the United States and ranked 101st in the world, in the first round. The top seed and 2018 French Open champion Halep will face Spain's Tolmo in the first round.
尽管当场观众的数量有所减少，但比赛仍将继续。根据当天抽签的结果，中国的“金花”张帅将在第一轮女单挑战赛中成为第十二号种子和美国选手基思。备受关注的塞雷娜·威廉姆斯（Serena Williams）在第一轮将面对克里斯蒂·安（Christie Ann），他也来自美国，在世界排名第101位。头号种子和2018年法国公开赛冠军哈勒普将在第一轮比赛中面对西班牙的托尔莫。
On the men's side, the "king of clay" Nadal, who launched his thirteenth French Open title, faced the first-round opponent of Belarusian Glasmov, ranked 83 in the world. Also in this half zone with Nadal is the new Komei Open champion Tim. The No. 3 seed has a poor signing and will face the former world number 3 Croatian star Cilic in the first round.
The top seed Djokovic is in the other half, which also means that if you want to see him and Nadal in the French Open, only the two will enter the final. Djokovic will face Sweden's Umel in the first round.
The current French Open will start on September 27 and end on October 11.