It’s been an eventful week at Roland Garros since we last checked in … even with play being pretty much canceled 2 days in a row. We’re doing an anti-rain dance so we can watch some tennis tomorrow! (Or at least so the 4th round matches can get finished?)
Rain Rain, Go Away
Monday, May 29th was a complete washout, with all match play canceled for the first time since 2000. Tuesday wasn’t much better, with a stop and go day, players got in just over 2 hours of play. And unfortunately things aren’t looking much better for the rest of this week. Djokovic took the rain in stride, carrying an umbrella sourced from the crowd in 1 hand and his racquet in the other.
Nadal Withdraws With Wrist Injury
We can’t even talk about this still. After looking strong in his first 2 matches, Nadal called a press conference where he announced his withdrawal from the tournament due to a left wrist injury. Not the best way to celebrate his big 30th birthday, on June 3rd! Get well soon Rafa!!
Bottom-Half Quaterfinals Set
Richard Gasquet was impressive in taking out Kei Nishikori in the 4th round, reaching his 1st Roland Garros quarterfinal as the last Frenchman standing in singles. He’ll take on Andy Murray, while defending champ Stan Wawrinka will take on Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The top half will catch up. Some day.
Wawrinka Hits With Ballkid
One of the reasons we love Stan – he stayed warmed up during a medical time out to hit with a ballkid. He totally made this kid’s day/year/life!