Diary Of Roland Garros. Day 10

Дневник Ролан Гаррос. День 10

Agnieszka Radwańska

Much of the information for the reasoning game day at the Open championship of France have not presented the most matches postponed again.

Today at Roland Garros turned out “Galopom po evropam”. Tennis players were on the courts a total of two hours and one minute, allowing the organizer will not have to reimburse the spectators tickets cost, since the maximum time, giving the right to it – just two hours…

What is really there, Tuesday at the Open championship of France turned out to be negative and full of misunderstanding. Many athletes and officials wondered why at least at the Central court so much major tournament missing from the roof and from year to year have to move and cancel the game. Earlier, the organizers announced that the cover will not until 2020, but already now there are reasons to appeal to the leadership of the country in search of funds to accelerate the construction of a roof over court Philippe Satria. The second day in a row the rain is nerve-wracking for both players and fans. And if yesterday’s schedule was still needed to overcome the circumstances of the transfer of matches, after today’s force majeure Roland Garros may take more than the two required by the regulation weeks.

Hey @AustralianOpen can you send us one roof here to paris?! There You have 3down #fedexmakeithappen #now ��������✔

– Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) may 31, 2016

In the wild

It is possible that due to the terrible weather conditions and problems with the coverage of the tournament left just two of the favorites. Simona Halep and Agnieszka Radwanska at the moment of transfer of his matches, which began Sunday, was a leader in accounts, and so do the Polish girl had to take three games to win the match against the Tsvetana Pironkova. World number two took the first set and was leading 3:0 in the second, then the girls had to wait for the resumption of the meeting 48 hours. Returning to the court, Agnieszka was not found – then lost 10 games in a row, after which only slightly reduced the expense.

After the game, the pole couldn’t keep the disappointment: “After a few blows, the ball became incredibly heavy and slippery. With each game getting harder and harder… Very upset that we had to play in the rain. It’s not some ITF tournament, and one of the main starts of a season! Even in the second set, tried to explain to the judge that you cannot play in such conditions. But who cared, nobody thought about the players”.

Дневник Ролан Гаррос. День 10

Thus, Radwanska will have to set aside dreams about the return to the first place ranking for a while. As for the Pironkova, Bulgarian, occupying the 102-th place world ranking has made the second most important result in his career. Having won in Paris three games in a row, she became the first representative of Bulgaria, who so far at Roland Garros. Best indicator for on the “majors” is the semi-finals of Wimbledon 2010.

Sixth-seeded Simona Halep remained dissatisfied with the conditions in which had to beat. But unlike Radwanska, the Romanian can blame not only on weather but also on the level of the opponent. Samantha Stosur, in 2010, played in the final of Roland Garros, better adapted to the “intermittent” match. First, the Australian restored equality in the account, and in the tiebreak of the first set did not give any points to the opponent. Then the former fourth racket of the world made an early break, but with the score 3:2 in favor of Stosur, the meeting was again interrupted. As it turned out, forced break did not really help and Simona Halep managed to win only one more game.

Sealing next?

In men, who is no stranger to playing five sets, the situation is even worse than the fair sex. None of the representatives of the ATP tour today did not leave the court a winner. The longest managed to stay in the game Novak Djokovic and Roberto Bautista-Agut. The Serb lost the first game, what happened to him only the second time in five head-to-heads, and Spanish. However, after the break, the leader of the world ranking began to act more cautiously and dictated the game in the sweepstakes. Djokovic in a nervous ending took the second set and managed to lead to a break in the second.

Дневник Ролан Гаррос. День 10

Dominic Tim managed to exchange victoriae in the first two sets of the confrontation with Marcel Granollers. With the score 5:2 in the first game the match was suspended. After the break, bringing the starting set to logical end, the Austrian was not so impenetrable and allowed the opponent to tie the score in the match tie-break. Only three games managed to hold David Ferrer, with Tomas Berdych and Ernests Gulbis with David Goffin.

More matches today the French public to see was not necessary. Tomorrow’s planned four “plays” of the 1/8 finals in men, as well as two quarterfinals. Girls similar picture, here are all six of the meetings have not yet been initiated. According to weather forecast, tomorrow in Paris special precipitation is not expected, because it is possible that we are finally able to witness the match Elina Svitolina and Serena Williams.


Play has been suspended for the day due to rain. // Les matchs d’aujourd’hui sont annulés à cause de la pluie. #RG16

– Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) may 31, 2016

The results of the day’s play

Men-1/8 finals

Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 1) – Roberto Bautista-Agut (Spain, 14) – 3:6, 6:4, 4:1 interrupted

Marcel Granollers (Spain) – Dominique Tim (Austria, 13) – 2:6, 7:6 (2) interrupted

David Ferrer (Spain, 11) – Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic, 7) – 2:1 interrupted

David Goffin (Belgium, 12) – Ernest Gulbis (Latvia) – 0:3 interrupted

Women 1/8 finals

Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) – Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland, 2) – 2:6, 6:3, 6:3

Simona Halep (Romania, 6) – Samanta Stosur (Australia, 21) – 6:7 (0), 3:6

Interesting facts

The last time cancel the whole day’s play at Roland Garros occurred in 2000, and may 30.

If Ernest Gulbis will not be able to reach the semi-finals of the French Open, in four of the strongest in the Grand slam tournaments will have a new debutant.

David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych spend the 15th match between them.

The last time one more American women participated in the quarterfinals of Paris in 2004.

The only tennis player born in the 90s and won the Grand slam tournament – Petra Kvitova.

After Justine Henin defended the title of champion Roland Garros in 2007, such could not be any more the winner of the French “major”.

Already six players from the top 10 left the tournament.

Raise your hand if you saw this coming with @WTA women at #RolandGarros. @BamBamSam30 & @TPironkova advance. #upset pic.twitter.com/BuvbeI5Xdj

– Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) may 31, 2016

Serena Williams will retain the top rating regardless of their result at Roland Garros.

Tsvetana Pironkova became the 10th player in the history outside the top 100, which managed to overcome four rounds in Paris.

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