French Open 2023: French Open At Risk Amid ‘100 Days Of Anger’ Protest Threat

French Open 2023: French Open At Risk Amid ‘100 Days Of Anger’ Protest Threat. The CGT, the second-largest trade union in France, has warned that they may disrupt major events, including the French Open and the Monaco Grand Prix. This is because of a part of their protest against the proposed pension reform by the government, which has caused significant controversy in the country. The French Open will commence from May 22 to June 5, but the possibility of protests potentially disrupting the tournament remains.

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The union called ‘grevilla’ has threatened to cause “energy disturbances” during the upcoming months, as per their statement. Events such as the French Open and Monaco Grand Prix might be affected by protests on May 28 and May 26. The union stated unanimously that they would not give up and had reached offensive positions in their discussions.

They promised to display anger for 100 days, warning that the Cannes film festival, Roland-Garros tournament, and Avignon festival might face blackouts. The group urged people to do as they please in May.

Other Updates About French Open 2023

Amelie Mauresmo, the tournament director of the French Open, states that it would be challenging to hold the championships without Rafael Nadal. Nadal has won the tournament 14 times and has been a participant in every tournament since 2005.

However, Nadal has not been able to play since the Australian Open in January due to a hip injury and has already pulled out of the Madrid Open scheduled for next week. Nadal himself acknowledges that he is in a “difficult situation.”

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Comment Of French Open Tournament Director On Nadal’s Participation

Amelie Mauresmo spoke to BBC Sport at Philippe Chatrier Court about Rafael Nadal’s fitness for Roland Garros. She said it was uncertain if Nadal would participate. She remained hopeful and mentioned that this was the one tournament Nadal wouldn’t want to miss.

Mauresmo acknowledged that Nadal’s almost 20-year history with the tournament made it difficult to imagine Roland Garros without him. She expressed her optimism that Nadal’s situation would improve.

Djokovic The Fan Favourite

According to John Millman and other fans, Novak Djokovic is the favorite to win the French Open despite his underwhelming start to the clay season. He also thinks that Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal are strong contenders for the title. However, his performance has been shaky in the clay court tournaments till now. He’ll be next seen in Madrid Open on April 26.

New Contenders In French Open 2023

The French Open is known for showcasing some of the brightest young talents in tennis. Among the players to watch out for in the 2023 tournament are Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, Andrey Rublev, Holger Rune, and Daniil Medvedev.