Paris: Stanislas Wawrinka and other players complaining that the French Open doesn't have any artificial lights on its courts are going to have to wait years for an upgrade.
Tournament director Gilbert Ysern says the only solution on the horizon at Roland Garros is the retractable roof and lights slated to be installed at the main stadium for 2017.
"It's a topic that is a bit sensitive," Ysern said in a telephone interview on Monday. "We have a complex that has been approved for competition during the day, not at night. We are not allowed to play at night. That's what the law says."