The Roland Garros announces a big news for 2024

In the year of the comeback on Rafael Nadal, the CEO of the tournament Amelie Mauresmo announced news that will please the fans very much

by Lorenzo Ciotti
The Roland Garros announces a big news for 2024
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The 122nd edition of the Roland Garros broke the record of 630,000 visitors, recording large turnouts even during the qualifiers. Precisely to reward the passion of the fans, Amélie Mauresmo, CEO of the tournament, has announced an important innovation that will star immediately from the 2024 edition.

To counter the long queues that are created between one secondary court and another, Court Suzanne Lenglen will open its doors to the qualifying tournament for the first time: it had never happened in the past.

And the latest edition was a success

The latest edition of the Roland Garros entered history thanks to the record set by Novak Djokovic.

The Serbian champion became the first tennis player to win 23 Majors tournaments, clearly beating Casper Ruud in the final. The path that brought Djokovic to Paris was anything but simple. In fact, Nole struggled more than expected to find the right rhythm on clay.

The 36-year-old lost to Lorenzo Musetti in the round of 16 of the ATP Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo and to Dusan Lajovic at the ATP 250 tournament in Banja Luka. Not even at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, the last event before the start of the Roland Garros, did Djokovic shine.

Holger Rune took care of stopping him one step away from the semi-final. In the most important moment, however, Djokovic raised the level and on Parisian clay he reached the semi-finals losing just one set. In the anticipated final with Carlos Alcaraz, Djokovic played a perfect first set before calling everything into question in the second.

At the beginning of the third set, the Spaniard felt cramps and was no longer able to compete with the Serbian. After his 23rd Slam title, Djokovic made it 24 at the US Open. We recall this year, the 14-times Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal will come back on the court, after a year spent to recover the bad injury which hit him at the Australian Open 2023.

The Spanish champion, before take his beloved French Open clay-courts, will start the season at the ATP 250 event in Brisbane, tournament with a view on the first Major of the year, the Australian Open 2024.

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