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Roland Garros day 5 recap: Nole, Roger Federer’s memories, burgers, Wimbledon and …

Roland Garros day 5 recap: Nole, Roger Federer's memories, burgers, Wimbledon and ...

Novak Djokovic without mercy: in three sets the Serbian champion literally destroyed Ricards Berankis, qualifying for the third round of the Roland Garros 2020. In the next round also Grigor Dimitrov, Andrey Rublev Stefanos Tsitsipas and, in the women ‘singles, SOfia Kenin, Petra Kvitova , Garbine Muguruza and Jelena Ostapenko.

Out Denis Shapovalov, Karolina Pliskova and Sloane Stephens. The end of September is one of the milestones in Roger Federer’s career. On September 30th, years ago, one of the first pages of the great history book of one of the best players ever took place.

To be precise, Roger debuted in the ATP rankings in September 1997 and then had to wait another year to claim his first success in the ATP, which took place in Toulouse at the age of 17 on September 30, 1998. Roger Federer’s main goal was to finish the season as juniors number 1 in the world and after achieving this result he made his first ATP steps making his debut in Gstaad after the junior success at Wimbledon.

Talking about Federer (and Rafael Nadal), here’s what Djokovic said about them in the press-conference: “The Grand Slams are the most prestigious events in our sport. They count more than other tournaments, there is no denying it.Winning so many games in every major is an important achievement that makes me proud and happy.

I always try to express my best tennis in the Grand Slams. Federer and Nadal, the two best players of the last 15 years, have also always raised their level in the most important tournaments. The Grand Slams are the only events where you play the best of five sets, so it takes a huge physical and mental effort over those two weeks.

I don’t play to beat the Grand Slam record, but it confirms that I’m on the right path.”

The best and the worst from the Parisian Slam

Much has been said about the choice of Wimbledon, but now we are already thinking about the 2021 edition, which should take place regularly.

Andy Murray also expressed himself in case the Championships were to be played without the presence of the crowd: “I would like the next Wimbledon to be played anyway, even if it is clear that the players would prefer to have the public in the stands, but at the same time it is better to have the tournament instead of not having it.”

Rafael Nadal progresses smoothly to the third round of Roland Garros. The reigning champion and twelve-time winner of the Parisian tournament beat the tennis player MacKenzie McDonald in three sets without any difficulty.

The curiosity about the match against McDonald is the well-known reference of the name of Rafa’s opponent to the famous Fast Food chain. Several tweets of teasing have arrived on social media and one came from the most famous rival company of McDonald’s, or Burger King.

The company, through its social account, has tagged and with a nice tweet posted: “Rafael Nadal, you are probably still hungry!”

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