Roland Garros 2021 will have the evening session. So starting from the next season, finally even in Paris there will be matches which will start at 9:00pm local hour. The evening sessions will extend from the first Monday of the tournament until the quarter-finals.
This decision will allow greater ticket sales and a different approach of television broadcasts this decision announced by the organizers, therefore, the Parisian Slam aligns itself with the programming of the Australian Open and the US Open, where there is also a distinction between daytime and evening sessions.
While still true to its style remains the Wimbledon tournament, with only one daily play session. Exclusivity to broadcast the matches has been granted to Amazon Prime Video, the paid service of the e-commerce. It is not the first time that Amazon Prime enters the world of tennis, in fact it had already covered the first two editions of the NextGen Finals in the past and more recently it had produced a documentary on Andy Murray.
What happened during the atypacal Fall edition of the French Open 2020
In the men's singles, Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in three sets, winning his 13th French Open title and, above all, equaling the 20 Roger Federer's Slam record.
An incredible, well-deserved goal. Now the question is legitimate: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both at 20 Slams, but which of them is the GOAT? And will Novak Djokovic, at 17 Majors, be able to equal the 20 successes of his rivals and surpass them, or will he always remain the third wheel in a duopoly that has written the history of tennis for the fans? The next few months will already give us some answers to these questions.
Nadal talked about the race for the Grand Slam: "On a sporting level it is clear that I have achieved something important: to win again one of the most important tournaments in the world, the 13th Grand Slam and draw the score with Federer .
We've been talking about it for a long time, especially you journalists. I managed to match a record that seemed impossible. The numbers should be analyzed by people who are familiar with the history of tennis. Honestly, I don't care that much.
I am happy with my career. To date it is clear that I am among the two strongest ever. We will see what happens in the next few years: what Djokovic will do, what Federer will do and what I will do." In the women's singles, Iga Swiatek won the Roland Garros 2020, becoming Slam champion for the first time without losing a single set.
At just 19 years-old, the Pole became the first player in her country to win a Major and on Monday she will make her entry into the Top 20 of the WTA rankings. Teenager from Warsaw has succeeded in the crazy feat of winning the Parisian Grand Slam by eliminating world number 1 Simona Halep and never giving her opponents more than five games in the same match.
She said: "I'm really proud of myself, I've done an amazing job these past two weeks. I didn't expect to win this tournament, it's something incredible for me, it's one of those experiences that change your life forever.
The comparisons with Aga Radwanska will probably rain now, but I have to remain constant for many years to hope to be considered the best player in the history of Poland. I have a lot of work to do. Everyone is very nervous when they play a Grand Slam final.
I know that Sofia was a little bit too, she's not a car. It was clear that we were both, it was to be expected that neither of us would show their best tennis. It is not easy to play with such pressure. The key was to keep my expectations low throughout the tournamen."