The French Open men's semifinals match between Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem was postponed until Saturday although from 6:15 PM on Friday, for more than an hour, the sky was blue. In an interview to L'Equipe, the supervisor Wayne McKewen explained the situation.
"It's a decision of the tournament because of the weather forecast", said McKewen. "Players also have to rest. That can happen by cancelling matches as soon as possible. And that allows us to call them on Saturday even earlier.
That should not make the women's final get postponed." "The winds switched from 40 to 80km/h and there was some uncertainty on the rains that were still happening", said Guy Forget. "Players were forced to stop twice.
That's tiring." Feliciano Lopez wrote: "Despite the weather conditions they have to deal with at RG I have always been a fan of indoor tennis. For the benefit of everybody, including players, fans... hope that and the rest of them will consider using the roof not only when it rains."
At around 7:00 PM Amelie Mauresmo: "It has not been raining for 50 minutes and yet everything was cancelled. I think we touched the rock bottom. The good thing is that now things can only get better."