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French Open welcomes retractable roof

(CNN)Tennis' grand slam circuit switches its focus to Paris following the Australian Open, but Roland Garros will have a different look for this year.🏟️Philippe-Chatrier court's roof is ready ! How does it work ? #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/Mgybr7s1yw— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) February 5, 2020 The French Open is one of the most historic competitions in the world, but the clay court venue has been brought bang up to date with the addition of a retractable roof. The structure covers Roland Garros' main stage, the Philippe-Chatrier court, in a bid to rid the biggest matches of those pesky rain delays. The roof, which will take approximately 15 minutes to close, is made up of 11 individual trusses -- each weighing 330 metric to ...