If the tennis planet was suspended from the dream of a calendar Grand Slam of the world number 1 Novak Djokovic, it is finally Daniil Medvedev who imposed himself on New-York. But this clash was still synonymous with Grand Slam for… the French chair referee Damien Dumusois, who has now officiated at least once in each Major final over several years. It is the first French to achieve this feat.
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All he needed was the final of theUS Open to validate the Grand Slam. At 42, the native of Le Creusot added a waistline to his CV last Sunday on the Arthur Ashe. In the front row to experience the celebration of Medvedev, the French referee undoubtedly also had the feeling of having contributed in his own way to the writing of the history of tennis after the match point. After 5 finals of Roland-Garros (2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020), one of theOpen d’Australie (2020) and one to Wimbledon (2017) its track record has therefore grown a little more Flushing Meadows This year.
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— FFT (@FFTennis) September 14, 2021
“The final which retains a special flavor? Roland-Garros 2012”
The referee at the eight Grand Slam finals directed is the first French to referee at least once each Major. He delivered his feeling to the French tennis federation after’US Open. “It seems that I am the first French to have done this. I knew that Pascal (Maria) had never refereed the final of the US Open but I thought I had equaled Bruno (Rebeuh). The one who retains a particular flavor remains Roland-Garros 2012 because it was my first and the match ended on Monday. once, only once has a non-Briton led two. “