Medvedev Advances to Second Week at Roland Garros, No Joke

By DownTheTee | June 30, 2021

Daniil Medvedev had been consistent at Roland Garros. He’d lost every first-round match he’d ever played there: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. Not such a great record to drag around, especially when, in March this year, he’d moved up to number two in the world, which meant he’d be seeded No. 2 in Paris, a disconcerting…

Wimbledon Opens Gates to Full-capacity

By DownTheTee | June 30, 2021

England has become “the first country in the world, since the pandemic broke, to be able to return a Grand Slam tournament to full capacity for the Men’s and Women’s finals,” Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said, Wimbledon reported. The Wimbledon Championships, which runs June 28-July 11, also will allow “a minimum 50 percent capacity crowd,”…

Chaos at Roland Garros Puts Spotlight on Players As Women’s Semi-finals Are Set

By DownTheTee | June 30, 2021

By Jane Voigt As the pandemic initially spread we thanked the heroes: medical professionals, grocery clerks, plus teachers. Now, though, we should thank the tennis heroes: the tournament organizers and planners, their medical teams, and the players. They, too, have sacrificed, adhering to quarantines, practicing and playing in bubbles while testing and more testing for…