Roland Garros day 4 recap: Serena Williams's shock, wheelchairs and...



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Roland Garros day 4 recap: Serena Williams's shock, wheelchairs and...

Rafael Nadal confirms an enviable psychophysical form, reaching the third round of Roland Garros 2020 without too many problems. With him also Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, Alexander Zverev and, in the women's singles, Simona Halep, Kiki Bertens, Elina Svitolina and Elise Mertens.

It wasn't just the wind and the ever unstable weather conditions in Paris: the shocking news of the day concerns Serena Williams. The American announced his retirement from the French Open due to an Achilles tendon problem.

The Grand Slam dream of the strong tennis player is thus postponed once again, who has long been hunting for her 24th career title, in fact one is missing to reach the Margaret Court record. Talking about Kiki Bertens: at the beginning of the third set against Sara Errani, the Dutchman began to experience the first slight symptoms of fatigue and the first pains.

Several times, after the toughest rallies, the number five seed of the tournament collapsed to the ground and complained of severe leg discomfort. At the end of the match, Bertens even left the pitch in tears and in a wheelchair.

The best and worst from the Parisian Slam

Daniel Nestor made his prediction regarding the tournament final. Guess who his favorites are ?: "For what happened at the last US Open, I think Novak Djokovic will be more motivated than ever.

It's true, Rafa is the king of this surface, but in my opinion Djokovic maybe even just with the 51% are favorites while Rafa Nadal has 49%. Anyway I would be very surprised if either of them fails to make it to the final of this tournament.

They are the two best defenders in the world of tennis and I believe that with these court conditions they will be even harder to beat them. " Vasek Pospisil did not like the organization of the Parisian bull. He said: "As soon as I finish my doubles tournament, I will leave the bubble because what they have organized is not good for the players.

Mentally it is not easy to live in this bubble. As soon as I have the opportunity, I will leave. I will do all the work. possible for PTPA out of the bubble, it was difficult to organize something in this event. The hotel for players is not comfortable at all: we have nothing.

I feel that the organizers of the US Open have made a greater effort to make the players feel Most of the players I've spoken to share this thought. I don't know what the reason is, maybe they haven't had enough time.

I just think they did a better job at the US Open in many ways. Conditions of play and new balls? It's not a ball for my style of play, that's clear! " Tommorrow the lasts matches of the second round.