If Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic had been entitled to a derogation to finish their semi-final after the curfew at Roland Garros, this was not the case for Ugo Humbert and Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon, this Tuesday in the first round of the Grand London slam. Nothing to do with a health measure linked to Covid-19 this time, a simple and historic agreement between the tournament and the residents.
Obviously frustrating for the spectators of the court n ° 1, who booed the announcement of the postponement of the meeting, before applauding the two actors who had offered them a magnificent show for nearly three hours.
“This guy is playing monstrous (sic), really a huge performance”
“This guy is playing monstrous (sic), really a huge performance”, even admired his opponent, who did not hesitate to applaud him many times and congratulate him on certain side changes, while complaining about the supposed slowness of the surface: “It’s grass, it should be quick. They made it slow. It’s no longer grass, it’s a joke! Water and replace with the grass. “
Back to the wall, the 60th in the world went, as four and a half months ago at the Australian Open against the French (victory of the Australian 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6 -4), seek the audience. A spectator asked him to serve on the T? He did so, won the point, thanked his improvised coach and then flew over the fourth set.
The two men surrendered blow for blow in the decisive round (3-3 without a break) when the supervisor interrupted the meeting, at 10:55 p.m. London time (11:55 p.m. in France). They will return on Wednesday in the second rotation on court 1, after the women’s match between Elina Svitolina and Alison Van Uytvanck.