Month: June 2016

French Open organizers under fire as backlog grows

By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) – Fans spent more time looking at the murky Parisian sky than watching tennis on Tuesday as French Open organizers were accused of “not caring about the players” after the event was disrupted by more rain following the previous day’s washout. Czech seventh seed Thomas Berdych summed up everyone’s frustration on a day when nine hours of play was lost by tweeting: “Hey @AustralianOpen can you send us one roof here to Paris?! You have 3 down there.” The inability to play under cover, with Roland Garros being the only one of the four grand…

Players blast rain-hit French Open as Djokovic, Serena face epic schedule

Agnieszka Radwanska and Simona Halep blasted French Open organisers Tuesday for forcing them to compete in pouring rain as Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were left facing a four-day playing stretch. Radwanska, the second seed, and sixth seed Halep both lost their last-16 clashes after opening healthy leads on Sunday night. It’s a Grand Slam,” raged Polish star Radwanska after her 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 defeat to Bulgaria’s world number 102 Tsvetana Pironkova.

Tennis-French Open organisers under fire after yet another wet day

By Pritha Sarkar PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) – Fans spent more time looking at the murky Parisian sky then watching tennis on Tuesday as French Open organisers were accused of “not caring about the players” after the event was disrupted by more rain following the previous day’s washout. Czech seventh seed Thomas Berdych summed up everyone’s frustration on a day when nine hours of play was lost by tweeting: “Hey @AustralianOpen can you send us one roof here to Paris?! You have 3 down there.” The inability to play under cover, with Roland Garros being the only one of the…