In Paris, surprises never end. Every year or so, outsiders in the women's singles are ready to compete on the court of the Philippe Chatrier to try to win the coveted title at Roland Garros. This year the two unlikely and unlikely finalists of the women's singles will be Barbora Krejcikova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
On the eve of the tournament it was unthinkable that these two tennis players could reach such a long-dreamed goal. In hindsight, think of Swerena Williams and the great chance she wasted to get the much loved / hated 24th Slam!
In his 80th career Slam tournament Roger Federer reached the 4th round at Roland Garros for the fifteenth time and above all extended his record by at least one presence in the 4th round of a Grand Slam for the 22 consecutive year.
This longevity record sees Federer clearly ahead of all his rivals with a gap, obviously also given by age, quite evident compared to his two biggest rivals, namely Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The latter are respectively behind in the standings with 17 and 16 consecutive seasons with at least once in the Round of 16.
Roger Federer's race in Paris, however, stopped at the 4th round as the Swiss preferred not to risk physically given the upcoming commitments on clay-courts.
Roland Garros day 13 recap: Parisian surprises never end!
In an interview published by the Punto de Break site, former ATP number one Carlos Moya, now Nadal's coach, spoke in view of the upcoming clash with Novak Djokovic, charging the Spanish tennis player: "Rafa arrives at a good time.
had some difficulties along the way he managed to overcome, as well as moments of pressure and other brilliant ones. It is clear that with Djokovic it will be a special game, but it is not an early final, it is a semi-final and we will treat it like that."
Interviewed by the Sportskeeda website, former South American champion Gustavo Kuerten talked about Roger Federer and his main goal: "We all know Federer. He knows very well how far his body can go. He doesn't take the field to joke.
If he sees that he is not physically well, he knows when to stop. Federer's big priority is Wimbledon. We hope that he can fulfill his great dream of him. In the next two editions I see him with real chances of winning. I hope he plays a great Wimbledon and that he can emerge as a champion.
Would be great." Today the semifinals of the men's singles in Paris: all the spotlights are on the big match between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.