June 14, 2024

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MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

French Open adopts quick-tennis rules

As the other Grand Slams have done, beginning with last year’s US Open, this year’s French Open will quicken up the warmup period.

There will be one minute allowed between the arrival on court and the coin toss, a strict five-minute warmup, and one minute before the first serve must be struck.

The between-points time will be extended to the WTA/ATP standard 25 seconds, up from the unrealistic 20 seconds in previous Slam years.

And yes, there will be shot clocks.

They will play no-let in the qualifying, as well as the junior events. 

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