Alexander Zverev, Roland Garros 2016

I usually like preparing my day at Roland Garros, and write down the matches I want to watch but more often than not I end up watching different matches than those planned. I had in mind to attend either Coric-Fritz on court 8 or Bouchard-Siegemund on court 16. But given the long long long queues to enter the stadium and the queue to access court 16, I made my way to court 17 as I wanted to watch the end of the match between 2010 French Open finalist Sam Stosur and Misaki Doi. But first on court 17, 74-ranked Qiang Wang faces 17-year-old French wild card Tessah Andrianjafitrimo.

Qiang Wang defeats Tessah Andrianjafitrimo 6-0 6-0

I have nothing against that player I had never heard of before, but I really don’t get why Roland Garros officials awarded a wild card to Tessah Andrianjafitrimo who is ranked 311th and has never won a WTA match. 6-0 6-0 for Wang in an hour… no comment.

Qiang Wang

Qiang Wang

Tessah Andrianjafitrimo

Tessah Andrianjafitrimo
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Pablo Carreno Busta, Roland Garros 2016

The world number 43 had solid results this year with two finals in Bueno Aires and Estoril. I don’t know much about this player but he seems a good guy and it looked like he enjoyed his one-hour practice on the Lenglen.
He will face Federico Delbonis in the first round.

Pablo Carreno Busta

Pablo Carreno Busta
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Angelique Kerber at pactice, Roland Garros 2016

Angelique Kerber and Carla Suarez Navarro practiced together on court Suzanne Lenglen this afternoon, they warmed up, and then played a set.

Angelique Kerber

Carla Suarez Navarro
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Rafa Nadal at practice

Today was my first day at Roland Garros. I arrived just in time to watch the end of Rafa‘s training with uncle Toni on court Suzanne Lenglen. Rafa mostly worked on his backhand and drop shots. Here are a few pictures, enjoy!

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal at practice, Madrid 2016

After two victories in two weeks in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Rafael Nadal lost to defending champion Andy Murray in the Madrid Open semifinals. Next tournament for Rafa: Rome, where he could face Djokovic in the quarterfinals.

A few pictures from Nadal’s practices this week in Madrid:

Rafael Nadal at practice, Madrid 2016

Rafael Nadal at practice, Madrid 2016
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