the clash of the titans keeps all its promises, a round everywhere between Djokovic and Nadal (2-6, 6-4)

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00h26 : It is only 14°C on the court, chilly playing conditions which should disadvantage Rafael Nadal on paper. But remember that the Spaniard has already won at Roland-Garros in October 2020 (the tournament had been postponed due to the pandemic), where the mercury was not very high.

00h24 : @Thomas The management reserves hotels for players in the area (often in Boulogne-Billancourt, a neighboring town of the 16th arrondissement of Paris where Roland-Garros is located.

00h24 : Good evening night owls! Hello Peter! Do you know where the Roland-Garros players stay during the tournament? Thank you 🙏🏻

00h22 : @RATP Night Session Around 0:55, you still have room to see the end of the 4th set.

00h22 : Good evening Pierre, Do you have the timetable for the last passage of the metro at Porte d’Auteuil please?

00h20 : Do you feel it coming, the fifth set? Because Novak Djokovic now leads 3-0 on the Central after completing a new service game without a hitch.

00h19 : @passionate_tired Even if it’s a little later than you, I also regret having stalled an interview with an Australian tomorrow around nine o’clock. But too bad.

00h18 : Champions are tough, some get up at 5:30 tomorrow 🥱

00h17 : You just have to say that, @Charlotte, so that Djokovic breaks the Spaniard from the start. 2-0 for the Serb, under the boos of the Central who took up the cause for Nadal.

00h14 : I dare to believe in a victory for Nadal in 4 sets🤞🏻. Can’t imagine his last match at Roland being a 1/4 final 🎾!

00h13 : The match is great but I dread the moment when the spectators will have to leave Chatrier because it’s too late. Didn’t understand why Amazon kept the kickoff at 9 p.m. #RG22

00h11 : Solid on his service, strong in return, Novak Djokovic wins his service game to lead 1-0 in this 4th round.

00h09 : It will be interesting to observe the start of Novak Djokovic’s set, he who has missed all his starts since the start of the match.

00h08 : @Riley I really have the impression that it is this year that the night session in the strict sense, with this particular atmosphere, these different playing conditions, and this slightly different public, younger, less VIP, a little more turbulent, won at Roland-Garros.

(As for me, I’m on lemonade, so far, no sign of slowing down on his side. I’m saving my regulation five-minute bathroom break for later).

00h06 : This “night session” has never lived up to its name so well. Pierre, how many liters of coffee do you need to stay awake?

00h05 : Let’s take a look at the news:

• In full “systemic crisis” of the health sector, Emmanuel Macron announced the launch of a new fact-finding mission “one month on unscheduled care“. “We are going to make a very concrete assessment of the situation of the emergency systems”, assured the Head of State, traveling to the hospital center of Cherbourg (Manche). The reactions of caregivers are rather skeptical. “I have more fears than hopes”, thus declared to franceinfo Pierre Schwob Tellier, nurse and member of the Inter-urgences collective.

“The major part” of Severodonetsk, in eastern Ukraine, is now under the control of the Russian army, announced the governor of the Luhansk region, Serguiï Gaïdaï. “Unfortunately, today Russian soldiers control most of the city”he declared on Ukrainian television, estimating Severodonetsk “90% destroyed”. Here’s what to remember from the day.

• Three days after the failures in the organization around the final of the Champions League at the Stade de France, the anger persists in Liverpool. Club chairman Tom Werner has demanded an apology from the French authorities for pointing the finger at Reds supporters. He denounces the remarks made by the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castera alongside the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, denouncing the British supporters as largely responsible for the incidents.

• As I leave you, the Nadal-Djokovic clash continues and keeps all its promises as Rafael Nadal has just won the third round. The tireless Pierre Godon continues to follow the meeting in this live with you.

00h05 : Rafael Nadal wins the 3rd round of this incredible game. A normal set, without too many flights, but the Spaniard does not sulk his pleasure: he leads 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

00h01 : A new 100€ question for you Pierre: why does Rafa seem to be sweating so much from his right buttock??

23h59 : 5-2 for Rafael Nadal as the stroke of midnight will soon ring out, with service to follow. We are approaching three hours of play.

23h56 : There, if you are an upset early bird, you secretly hope that Rafael Nadal slams a 6-1, 6-0 on the 3rd and 4th sets. This is not the scenario that I prefer… but you never know.

23h53 : @Querafaoudjoko You would leave, you, at that time, at 4-1 in the third set for a Rafa who seems to benefit from “Djoko” catching his breath after a fabulous second set? Not me. And the people who are lucky enough to have a place on the Central, too.

That said, there are four seats that have become available in the front row, near the players’ benches.

23h51 : Good evening Peter! Are the stands still full at this time?

23h47 : And Rafael Nadal retains his hard-fought service game, leads 3-1 in a third set that lasts 22 minutes. We are therefore still on a solid 5 minutes per game on average. We still haven’t slept.

23h46 : Not easy to win Roland anyway 😅

23h46 : Comment from our Frenchman Gilles Simon in front of the stratospheric game proposed (and a Nadal who almost becomes a Stefan Edberg by dint of climbing like that to the net).

23h45 : An extended game with advantages, double faults, twists, and which borders on ten minutes. Like everyday life.

23h37 : @Sylvain I had the opportunity to chat with physical trainer Marcos Baghdatis who had played a match over at 4am at the end of the night session at the Australian Open. The time to massage the player, then to have a bite to eat, they had returned to their hotel around 8 o’clock, when other players were going out for their morning training.

23h34 : @Criss d tires Absolutely, the ball boys wear a darker outfit than during the day during the night sessions. And the line judges are entitled to a little K-Way because the nights are cool at Porte d’Auteuil, especially when you don’t have to move. It was the fashion minute since Roland-Garros 😉

23h34 : Good evening France Info and thank you for your work! I noticed that the ballboys had changed their t-shirt color between the start of the tournament and now. It’s the question of the evening that intrigues me!

23h31 : I skipped my freediving course, I told them that tonight I have Roland Garros with Rafa/Djoko, which amounts to the same thing!

23h29 : @Matt We find an aggressive Rafael Nadal who directs the exchange, shortens it and prevents Djokovic from embarking him towards his preferential channels. If the Spaniard continues at this pace, the match is not over for him.

23h28 : That’s it, Nadal goes to the net … And it scores! Entry break!

23h26 : So we start this third round. Rafael Nadal made a (quick) turn to the locker room to change his t-shirt. No little wool yet, while the mercury has fallen drastically on Paris, with around 16°C.

23h22 : That’s it, Djoko is back to a set everywhere. We feel fresher and more comfortable than Rafa. Nevertheless I predict that the Spaniard has not said his last word!

23h21 : Whaaat? So might as well miss the end of top chef, it doesn’t bother me, but that’s not possible. Tomorrow I finish my night at the office.

23h21 : How do I explain to my brain that after 2:30 and 6-2, 3-0 Nadal, there is only one set everywhere?

23h21 : Novak Djokovic wins the second round after a fight of nearly an hour and a half just for this set! 2-6, 6-4 for the Serb now! And to think that he was down 3-0 at the start of the second round (admittedly, an hour ago).

23h19 : There are not any ! If the lead on the Center Court meter holds, we continue to play.

23h18 : What is the maximum time before stopping?

23h17 : @Kat I don’t have time to average it, but the Santoro-Clément match of 2004 (6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 3-6, 16-14) which had lasted 6h33 including almost 2 hours for the last set, was the longest ever played at Roland-Garros so far. Then maybe…

23h17 : Has it ever been seen games that systematically last so long?? In other duels ???

23h14 : @Isa

23h13 : What’s nice is that we’re probably all exhausted, that tomorrow there’s work, school, etc., but that we’re glued to the live, without the images for my part, to vibrate for the one or the other…. go figure….

23h13 : Novak Djokovic keeps his service game to lead 5-4 in the second set, in a classic configuration, very unusual in this match. No half-dozen break points to save, no stratospheric point… We didn’t get used to it, I think.

23h10 : This Djokovic – Nadal is on track to be even longer than the Girondins de Bordeaux season. #RolandGarros 🎾

23h09 : Rafael Nadal manages to keep his serve in another titanic game of almost 10 minutes, to maintain the score at . This match is still as breathtaking as ever.

23h01 : Novak Djokovic leads in the score for the first time of the evening, and leads 4-3 in the second set after a game of service which lasted “only” ten minutes. A straw on the scale of the previous game…

22h57 : Nadal apparently only had a set and a half in his legs against Djokovic. What a set and a half… if the second set goes for my Serbian, it’s over.

22h57 : Rafa is starting to be physically dominated. It’s finish. Victory of Djokovic in 4 sets.

22h57 : In the camp of Nadal supporters, it seems that the flies have changed donkeys…



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