Roland Media is TTI’s daily visual round up of Paris with the most bizarre, amusing and interesting events of the day.
Ernests Gulbis’ Final GIFt
The Latvian had semifinal points to defend and looked on course to make it into the third round — serving for a two sets to one lead — but eventually fell to Nicholas Mahut, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.
At least he gave us a memorable racquet destruction before he left:
McEnroe’s Fiery Quotes
A new addition to the Eurosport team, John McEnroe joins the booth at one of Europe’s biggest Roland Garros broadcasters, and also gets his own segment on the daily wrap-up show, “Game, Set & Mats” – where he is, no kidding, “tennis commissioner” for the next two weeks, and will present his well-established views and ideas — especially when it comes to changing the rules.
Gonna be quite the fortnight…
Kyrgios’ Big Opening
Earlier today, the Herald Sun published a piece about exciting young Aussie, Nick Kyrgios, in an exclusive with GQ magazine — including some quotes about Nick Kyrgios’ sex life during tournaments.
Then Kyrgios’ mother jumped to his defense, saying the quotes were taken out of context — but how exactly do you take statements about sex out of context?
I have questions.
Federer’s Grumpy Hump Day
Roger Federer might have won in straight sets, but he wasn’t always content with his level of play, particularly during the second set, when the Swiss ended up with a fair share of unforced errors and spent quite some time down a break.
At one point, he hit a backhand slice return into the net and proceeded to take a leaf out of Gilles Simon’s book and began ranting into his towel.
Fognini and Paire’s Ringside Seats
Benoit Paire and Fabio Fognini did not quite turn out to be the dramatic five-setter that everyone expected/hoped for/was afraid of, mainly because Fognini did not seem fully fit while Paire was able to stay fairly level-headed throughout the match — working his way back into the third set despite being a break down.
The real tussle of the match, however, occurred in the second set, when people in the crowd started going at each other.
Putintseva and Svitolina’s Stormy Six
Women’s match of the tournament so far? Women’s match of the tournament so far.
Fistpumps, outbursts of “Come On, Davai, Vamos,” demonstrative circling of marks.
I’ll let the visuals do the talking:
What was your media moment of Day 4? Sound off in the comments!