French Open and Paris Masters tournament director steps down
Two-time Davis Cup champion Guy Forget announced he will be resigning from his position at the French Open and Paris Masters.
The former world number four took charge of the indoor Masters event from 2012, following suit with the French Open in 2016.
Now, Forget has notified Gilles Moretton, president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT) his decision to step back from those roles.
Forget’s contract expires on 31st December, the Frenchman electing not to renew it for the events in 2022.
“His successor for the [French Open] will be announced in the coming days,” a press release from the FFT reads.
“The FFT would like to warmly thank Guy Forget for his investment and his exemplary nature.
“[These attributes] contributed to the influence of these two major tournaments on the international scene.”
A reason for Forget’s departure was not given. He was named in the Pandora Papers leaked this year by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
A French ethics committee looked at Forget’s case and exonerated him, finding he did not breach “values of honesty and integrity.”
Under Forget, the French Open inaugurated Court Simonne-Mathieu in 2019 and fitted a roof onto Court Philippe-Chatrier in 2020.
He oversaw the introduction of night sessions to the event in 2021, as well as renovations to Court 1.
As a player, Forget peaked at number four in singles on the ATP tour. However, his greatest successes came in doubles and at the Davis Cup.
He reached a career-high of world number three in doubles in 1986, and won the tour finals in 1990 alongside Jakob Hlasek of Switzerland.
His two Davis Cup triumphs with France came the next year in 1991 and again in 1996.
Forget played in both singles and doubles in the 1991 final, and in doubles only in 1996.
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