Day 8 at the French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal is an unbeatable obstacle for anyone. Sebastian Korda also understood this, like a wave breaking against a rock. Rafa is in the quarterfinals, as well as a great Jannik Sinner, executioner of Alexander Zvever and Dominic Thiem.
In the quarters also a fantastic Martina Trevisa, who after a thousand personal problems has reached a great satisfaction. Sensationally out Simona Halep, until the eve of the mach lost against Iga Swiatek considered as the natural favorite for the final victory.
There could be a case of match fixing at Roland Garros. According to what was published by the German website Welt, French police are investigating a possible combined tennis match played during this latest edition of the French Major.
The match in question is that of the first round of the doubles tournament between the Romanian Andreea Mitu / Patricia Maria Tig and the American and Russian Madison Brengle / Yana Sizikova. Specifically, the investigators believe, thanks to the information collected by the betting companies, that there was a game of the second set on which anomalous streams of bets were recorded.
According to the investigations, the anomalous bet would have focused on the fifth game of the second set. On that occasion, the Russian Sizikova was serving as she got herself broken with two double faults in a short time and missed a couple of shots.
The best and the worst from the Parisian tournament
Novak Djokovic talked about one of the changes on the horizon, the replacement of line judges with technology: "With all due respect for the tradition and culture of this sport, I don't see a reason why in an era like this.
technologically advanced you don't have the technology like in Cincinnati and New York. There is no single reason to keep the line judges on the court. This is my opinion. I understand that this technology is expensive, but I believe that there are obvious steps in that direction.
Besides, it would make the accident that happened to me in New York less likely! " Roger Federer's 2020 ended early due to a severe operation on his right knee last June. It will not be the first time that the Swiss champion will remain in the pits for several months and the previous one bodes well for all his fans.
New important updates on the rehabilitation and preparation of the 20-time Grand Slam champion, came from the person concerned. Federer has indeed released some statements during his annual visit to the Jura company headquarters.
"I can't train 100% yet," Federer explained in words collected by Schweizer Illustrierte. "At the moment, I can't train more than two hours on the court with the racket. But I worked on my endurance and strength without feel pain. There will be no further operations. "