Richard Gasquet, Roland Garros 2018

For the first time since 2007, there will be no French male player in the fourth round at Roland Garros.
If Richard Gasquet (defeated by Nadal) and Pierre-Hugues Herbert (beaten by Isner) have nothing to reproach themselves with, Gaël Monfils can have many regrets: he wasted four match points in his loss to David Goffin. As for Lucas Pouille (outplayed by Khachanov), he keeps saying again and again he trains to win a Grand Slam one day, but he’s far far away from that goal.

But that fiasco is not really surprising: the new Mousquetaires (Gasquet, Monfils, Simon, Tsonga) are all over 30 now and have their careers behind. Pouille has good results in ATP 250 and ATP 500 tournaments, but struggles at higher level.

Last time a French player won the tournament was 35 years ago, last time a French reached the final was 30 years ago, I guess we’ll have to wait many years to see that happen again.

All French hopes rest on the shoulders of the last Frenchwoman standing: Caroline Garcia. Last time a Frenchwoman won the tile? Mary Pierce in 2000.

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Elina Svitolina Roland Garros outfit

After Jelena Ostapenko‘s loss in the first round, and even bigger upset in the women’s draw: Elina Svitolina surprising loss to Mihaela Buzarnescu, who had never won a Grand Slam match before this week!

“Today, really, I was off and couldn’t find my rhythm, my game. I was really struggling. On the other hand, she was playing great tennis. She was really, really on the ball.”

It’s another Grand Slam disappointment for the world number 4, beaten by Elise Mertens in the quaterfinals in Australia earlier this year.

Fabio Fognini's Roland Garros outfit

Thunders on court with Fabio Fognini! And we’re not talking about his forehand and his antics on court, but also his outfit by Italian brand Hydrogen.

Fabio Fognini's Roland Garros outfit

Fabio’s outfit is available online in three colorways: white/black, red/black and black/red.

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Serena Williams Roland Garros catsuit

4 facts about Serena‘s much talked-about catsuit:
– the original design was blue.
– it was intended to be a power suit (meant to help her recover).
– when Serena received the first sample, the waist sash was red — it was supposed to be black. But she loved it and made sure it remained part of the final design.
– it took two years to take the suit from ideation to the court this week.

Roland Garros 2018: Serena Williams' catsuit

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Roland Garros 2018: Richard Gasquet's outfit

Richard Gasquet will face Rafael Nadal for a place in the fourth round. He will be wearing this blue-white-red polo, a symbol of Le Coq Sportif’s heritage.

Roland Garros 2018: Richard Gasquet's outfit

Roland Garros 2018: Richard Gasquet's outfit

Richard’s shirt is available online.

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