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17:07 : @Celine I bet with you, it seems unlikely that we will finish after midnight 😉
17:07 : A priori, everyone will be able to take the subway to return at the end of the match!
17:06 : @fanzone It’s true, Casper Ruud didn’t have to take out a single member of the Top 10 on his way to the final, when Rafael Nadal was left with two.
17:06 : Your opinion Pierre, the 2 selection boards were unbalanced, right? hard for Nadal, softer for Ruud;
17:06 : If we were Quebecers, we would say service break. Let’s stay on break and debreak (the latter is a good Frenchization of an English word for an originally French game, my head is spinning)
17:05 : I slip in the comments the nice Quebec translation of “break” for the use of our relentless French-speaking people 😉
17:04 : After going up 2 sets to 0, Rafael Nadal is:
– 12-0 in major finals (8-0 at French Open)
– 33-0 in major semifinals/finals
– 91-0 at the French Open
– 236-2 in all majors
17:04 : If I read this tweet that summarizes the story of Rafael Nadal when he has 2 sets to love, Casper Ruud would go to the locker room to take a shower… The case happened 236 times, and the Spaniard did not miss only two games, none of them which in the Grand Slam final or at Roland-Garros (out of 91 cases).
16:57 : Fun match anyway, no rhythm, few big exchanges, and finally a challenger who seems never to have had the weapons to fight Nadal. This men’s final is very similar to the women’s final on Saturday. Little thought for people who took tickets for today thinking of attending a gaming summit…
16:56 : What is amazing in Nadal’s game is when his opponent has a point that he seems to win, but the Spaniard manages to make a terrible comeback and win the point! 2 games to nothing.
16:56 : If we stop the music, I have a message for Ruudy
16:56 : @Henriette It’s already two sets to love for a Rafael Nadal who clearly doesn’t play in the same division as his rival (6-3, 6-3) in 1h48 of play. I’m going to do a rain dance on the terrace of France Télévisions, just I see that to reverse the course of the match.
16:54 : Hi Pierre, no offense to those who are tired of seeing him win, but Nadal is still the master! Reminds me of a certain Steffi Graf who didn’t give her opponents a chance!
16:52 : @Citizen Find me a short term to say “steal your opponent’s serve” and “regain your opponent’s serve that he had stolen from you in the previous game” to say “break” and “undo”, but for lack of anything better, I’ll continue So. Health 😉
16:51 : Your foreign journalist uses the term “debreak”. What is it about? This FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS site is less and less French. Thank you
16:47 : Honestly they were the stars of the show for Nadal and Djokovic #RolandGarros https://t.co/JXs5YlDKKe
16:47 : The group installed at the top of the Central grandstand is the only protagonist of the proposed show that has not made a false note this afternoon…
16:45 : Ruud is a nice guy. He does it all: the hard points, the easy fouls…
16:44 : Rafael Nadal returns this second set against an opponent who stammers the rudiments of his tennis. Led 3-1, the Spaniard now leads 4-3, serve to follow, in this set.
16:39 : Anyone who has never had a panty problem has never played sports. I respect Rafael!
16:37 : Nadal’s routine is similar to mine before I started building an IKEA bookshelf
16:37 : Think about it before Rafael Nadal’s next serve, who went back to 3-3 in the second set.
16:32 : Rafa Nadal breaks and returns to 2-3, service to follow. The party disarticulated again, but at a high level. We see many more splendid points than in the first run.
16:31 : It is not Ruud-bis that we have at the beginning of the 2nd set, the Norwegian sends Nadal back in his 22
16:44 : @Fabien It’s even better than that, the Norwegian has managed to break against a Rafael Nadal who seems to have lost his footing a bit in this final. 3-1 for the Norwegian in this second round, marked by good exchanges.
16:27 : Bah… Ruud of honor for the Norwegian?
16:22 : Have we found the Norwegian ruudoutable? Casper Ruud leads 2-1 in a second set less disjointed than the first, and manages to overwhelm the Spanish with his power when the exchange lasts.
16:19 : Theoretically, it is 25 seconds, but we will say that Rafael Nadal benefits from a certain leniency from the refereeing body.
16:18 : NADAL, 30 seconds to serve. Is there a referee on the court?
16:18 : I had the same thought a few days ago 😄! You must wear cotton, it does not stick when it is very hot! Not necessarily aesthetic but comfortable.
16:18 : Merit effort, but I think even if he wore a diaper Rafael Nadal would still have this occ 😉
16:13 : We take a good lesson to spread a towel correctly. Thank you Nadal
16:13 : More than 15 years on the circuit and Nadal still hasn’t solved his slip problem…
16:13 : 16 years after his debut at Roland-Garros, and you are still surprised by Rafael Nadal’s tocs 😉
16:12 : Casper starts his second set well with a convincing service game. 3-6, 1-0 for the Norwegian when we just crossed the hour.
16:10 : @A leg Thank you for your science of crowned heads!
16:10 : To the right of King Felipe VI, there is also the Crown Prince of Norway, Haakon of Norway.
16:08 : @Curious 73 We have to go back to Valéry Giscard d’Estaing who attended a semi-final in 1974 with Frenchman François Jauffret to find a President of the Republic in the stands. Seeing a prime minister there is more common: Manuel Valls went there in 2015 for the Djokovic-Wawrinka final.
16:06 : At the moment, I have more the impression of observing a training session than a final… Small question for the experts (of which I am not!): Has a French president ever attended a RG final? Or would this sport be labeled too privileged, for example? Come on, second set!
16:04 : Y @Olivier You will learn that “to be choosy” in Spanish is “to be demanding”. And gosh everyone 😉
16:03 : How boring this final is… the worst thing is that Ruud, when he doesn’t miss his shots, seems almost up… Nadal seems very, very catchy…
16:03 : Good morning. Slightly matte finish. We can console ourselves by saying that the real finals were before with Djokovic and Zverev in the previous rounds. I hope to be wrong
16:28 : Rafael Nadal wins the first set by overpowering Casper Ruud, whose wooden ball bursts the chair umpire’s microphone. 6-3 for the Spanish after an hour of play.
15:59 : King Felipe VI of Spain 🤴 #RGsurPrime #RolandGarros
15:58 : @Actual information Absolutely, you have the eye. Note that the King of Spain was already present at the Stade de France for the famous Real-Liverpool final (although he had no problem with the turnstiles or with his entrance).
15:58 : It seems to me that Felipe VI is present in the stands from what I have read in the Spanish press. I’m sorry, but since I’m not very connected to sports competition, I don’t watch the game on television. I prefer to skip the news.
15:59 : Rafael Nadal will serve to win the first set, even if Casper Ruud eventually won their heads-up in resounding fashion. 5-3 for the Mallorcan.
15:58 : @Thomas It’s looking good, especially thanks to Casper Ruud, who looks like he’s finally getting into his match after a ghostly start.
15:55 : Fewer fouls and good exchanges for a few minutes…! Has the final finally begun?
15:53 : Note, for the record, Roland Garros drew 613,000 spectators this year, a tournament record, fueled by late-night sessions. The absolute record is still held by the 2019 US Open, which attracted 737,000 people.