There are days like that. Years like this… 2020 will go down in history. But in the shelves of the cellar. And this Roland-Garros, for once, will retain a particular taste. For Denis Shapovalov, it will certainly be bitter. The Canadian, seeded number 9 at the kickoff of the French Open, has already taken his cliques and his slaps, kicked out of the tournament by Roberto Carballes, modest 101st in the world. All in five rounds and five hours.
The left-hander, author of 106 unforced errors (!) And hit in the hamstrings during his duel against the Spaniard, resented the whole earth after his defeat. Finally, especially the balls … and the organization of the tournament, which he did not spare during the press conference organized in the wake of his match.
First target, bullets. Now provided by Wilson, they are not only happy this year near the Porte d’Auteuil. Shapovalov is happy to walk away from it. “The balls are very heavy. It’s very cold. (…) It’s difficult, it’s one thing to play on clay, but it was very different when I was playing in Rome to send winning shots . Here, the ball does not go, it’s annoying that you have to be in this situation. In my opinion, the ball should not be so heavy, and things should not be so difficult “.
I don’t wanna look spoiled rotten
Second target, not the least: the organization of the tournament. At the question : “Can you explain the differences between Roland Garros and the US Open?”, Denis Shapovalov made a straight and overturned the table without worrying about the dishes. “I think they are not doing a good job. There is no real bubble, especially in the second hotel, he said. There is no bubble! You can leave the hotel, you can go into town, there is no problem, there is no one to stop you. It was much better managed in New York “, he launched on the fly. Shapovalov regrets having too much.
The Canadian did not stop there. He quickly got on the program and a Thursday that looked like a marathon. “The organization is terrible! After a 5 hour game, I have to play doubles now. The schedule is really not good! We are in a Grand Slam, I do not want to look rotten spoiled, but we expect to have the tournament help us play. How am I supposed to play doubles, after a 5 hour game ?! It’s a first round, they could have planned things better, it’s not acceptable. “ Autumn has just arrived. Roland-Garros is dressed for the winter.