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The 2016 French Open at Roland-Garros has been plagued by the worst weather in many many years. It’s raining, it’s pouring. Francois Hollande is snoring…
The only Slam without a retractable roof, the French Open matches are backed up worse than anthropomorphic IBS.
The skies are weeping. The rain will not be ignored. That red clay is good and drenched.
And I know why.
Because God is crying. Dieu pleure. God is sad.
Roger Federer. 34 year old Roger has played in a record 65 consecutive Slams (every single Slam since 1999!). Longevity plus grace equals swoon.
Unfortch, the body will fail you, and Roger had to withdraw from this year’s French because of a bad back. Dos en mauvais état. Roger, with the hairiest chest on the tour, is all too human. But he’s so purty on the clay! Take a moment. Blow your nose. Sob.
Rafa Nadal has struggled with injuries and his confidence for all of the 2015 season.
But 2016, things were looking up and the lefty was starting to play like Rafa. Power. Endurance. Topspin up the wazoo. With wins in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Rafa was coming into the French as a favorite, especially considering he has won the trophy NINE times. How many times?
But after his second round win against Facundo Bagnis, Rafa sat down at the press conference table to sadly announce he was done. A tendon injury in his left wrist meant he could no longer feel his fingers.
I cannot feel my pinky finger, no?
Leading Ernests Gulbis 5-2 in the first set of their third round match, the adorable Jo Wilfried Tsonga retried with a strained groin. The only consolation is that there was one less player wearing those god awful Adidas zebra stripe kit.
Hard to watch. Tsonga forced to retire from 3R match due to injury. 💔 Difficile a regarder. Tsonga doit abandonner. https://t.co/OKMCCzMVJU
— Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) May 28, 2016
The only good thing is now I do not have to worry about Roger and Rafa, and I can give all my feels and hopes and dreams to Nole. Novak Djokovic has been a men’s finalists the last two years, losing to Rafa and Stan Wawrinka. The French is the only Slam Novak has not won, and last year, he won my heart when he cried as the French crowd embraced him following his loss to Stanimal.
Nole has been playing out of his mind this year. He is fit and he is bendy. I think it might be his time. If only it would stop raining.
— Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) May 31, 2016
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