We immediately complete the formalities: Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Fabio Fognini, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Juan Martin del Potro and Simona Halep reached the fourth round of Roland Garros 2019. Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka were thrown out by Sofia Kenin and Katerina Siniakova.
Talking about del Potro, he talked about injuries in tennis: "The case of Andy Murray is very clear. In Australia, crying, he said he could no longer bear the pain and is 30 years-old. The reality is that there are very few players who do not fight injuries, and even less are those who have no pain.
It is a daily battle. You must prepare yourself mentally to know how to manage the pain and how to overcome it. I agree with Rafa Nadal when he says he thinks about how it will be his life after retiring. It is not nice that a former player continues to suffer."
The prediction on this edition of Roland Garros is very clear, according to John McEnroe, who said his opinion about the Parisian Slam final: "My favorite is Rafa and then Novak. I think they will reach the final, I don't see any other players able to beat them ".
John Isner reveals how the tennis player's earnings work: "The first source of income is the prize money, the second source are the sponsorships. In the contracts there are bonuses and deductions. If I go out from the top 20 I earn less, but if I reach the final stages I take more of a Slam, and then there are the engagements of participation in non-mandatory tournaments.
But what I try to remember is that one day I will retire and my earnings will change!" Roger Federer has set another personal record. The Swiss Maestro has played 400 matches in the Slams, of which he has won 345 and lost the remaining 55 (86% success).
In addition, Federer has established another curious personal record; having played at least one career meeting with tennis players who carry an initial of the different surname, in the alphabet. He lacked the letter "O" found in Paris against Oscar Otte!