Dominic Thiem vs Diego Schwartzman was perhaps the most exciting, hard and fun match of the Roland Garros 2020: a real sport for clay-court, between two great performers on this surface. But today is a special day especially for Danielle Collins and Nadia Podoroska, two outsiders who reached the quarters the first, and the semifinals the second.
A historic day. Recent US Open finalist Alexander Zverev was eliminated in the fourth round of Roland Garros 2020 by young Italian talent Jannik Sinner. However, some statements by the German tennis player were discussed, who, at the end of the match, at the press conference admitted that he had played the match with a fever of 38 and that in his opinion, looking back, he should not have played the match.
Zverev's words in the conference sparked fans, putting the Covid question at the center of the dilemma: can an athlete with a fever of 38 play quietly? Did you make all the necessary tampons? Through his Instagram account Zverev has published an Instagram Stories where he clarifies the situation and publishes the results of a control pad.
Here is his post in the stories: "I wanted to update all of you, I have been tested and I still tested negative for Covid. I was not 100% and after the meeting I will now take a couple of days to rest. I then wanted to give all the you deserve Jannik Sinner for his fantastic match.
I wish him luck for the rest of the tournament."
The best and the worst from the Parisian Slam
At Flushing Meadows, Novak Djokovic threw a ball when the point was already over and it was precisely this reason that led to the disqualification of the Belgrade champion, guilty of an involuntary but certainly avoidable gesture. Tim Henman said about it: "It's a nightmare, it's just a nightmare for him.
Khachanov served a great ball on the outside, which shot off the line and was hit by Nole at the bottom of the racket, making it go straight on Line judge. Obviously we're talking about something entirely different, because the point was still in place here.
But I'm sure Djokovic had his heart in his mouth at the time." Creig Tiley is sure: "At the next Australian Open there will be music, there will be food, big screens where people can sit and watch the games, but the safety of the community will be a priority for us, as well as for the players.
Obviously it will not be. the same because we have to make sure we physically get away and be safe. Roger Federer has publicly confirmed that he will be here. Serena Williams will participate, trying to get Margaret Court's Grand Slam record, so we're excited about the players who will be here and what we will put on the court."