The curtain falls on the 117th edition of the French Open. Like last year, Paris is tinged with red and yellow colors. The national colors of Rafael Nadal, who for the eleventh time won the Roland Garros, under the applause of the crowd of Philippe Chatrier. No chance for Dominic Thiem, literally demolished by Rafa's omnipotence. And now, the Spanish sample seems to be the favorite even on other surfaces.
Clamorous news! Roger Federer could leave Nike for the first time in more than two decades! The Swiss will also wear Nike in Stuttgart and Halle, then from Wimbledon we could see him with.. Uniqlo! The Japanese brand that sponsored Djokovic from 2012 to 2017 and is still a sponsor of Kei Nishikori since years. Federer would be ready to sign a ten-year contract, until 2028, with Uniqlo, for 30 million dollars a season: we are talking about 300 million in 10 years!
Serious mourning for Brazilian tennis and not only. Maria Esther Bueno died at the Juhlo hospital near São Paulo at the age of 78. She played 35 Slam finals including 12 singles (7 titles), 16 doubles (11 titles) and 7 mixed doubles (1 title). In total, she won 19 Slams in his career. 589 tournaments won, when tennis was still a sport for amateurs. Entered the Hall of Fame and admired by everyone when she went to attend the meetings of Wimbledon, Maria could not win the most important game, the one against breast cancer.
The 2018 clay season ended, which once again saw Rafael Nadal as a great protaginist. Tomorrow is another day, and begins the most awaited part of the tennis year: the grass swing, with Roger Federer's return to the courts!