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Roland Media Day 11: Story-Bookin’ It

Roland Media rolls into the final four with David stepping in for René once more. It was a day of dramatic momentum shifts, high emotions and flubbed put-aways.

And that was just Murray/Ferrer!

Let’s get started…

The “Epic” Win

Today began with some nostalgia…

…a little bingo…

…and finally last year’s finalists — and two of the greatest players of all time — stepped out for their quarterfinal match.

Before the match had even begun, Twitter had lost its damn mind:

Once things got underway, it turned out to be…shockingly one-sided.

The quick result left everyone feeling a bit dry, including the court:

By match’s end, Djokovic got the win, and his much-needed hydration:

Thirsty for that Career Slam…

The Comebacsinszky

The resurgent Swiss star Timea Bacsinszky was already writing new chapters of her second career just by reaching the second week of the French Open. Bacsinszky continues to do one better with today’s quarterfinal win over unseeded Alison Van Uytvanck. After cruising through a 6-4 opening set, the Swiss began to struggle with nerves and the stroke production of her less-dominant forehand side. Facing down the barrel of a third set, Bacsinsky bore down on the backhand side, cracking a fair number of winners to end the Belgian’s miracle run, and maintain one of her own.

Though, when van Uytvanck took an emergency bathroom break, Bacsinszky wasn’t amused…

#timeviolated

The Conqueror

Next for Bacsinszky is top seed Serena Williams, who was even more emphatic to up-end former finalist, Sara Errani, in 66 minutes. Some of the most entertaining moments, then, naturally came between the points themselves:

Bounce with me…

The Brit and the Git

With all the spare oxygen taken up by the collective Chatrier gasps, No. 3 seed Andy Murray and 2013 finalist David Ferrer were feeling a bit – how you say? – ignored.

The Spaniard was distracted by camera flashes, resulting in unforced errors like this…

ferrerrg2

…and faces like this…

But leave it to Murray to pull a few faces of his own:

But the Scot was all smiles as he served his way into a second straight semifinal:

#underdog

What was your media moment of Day 11? Sound off in the comments!

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About David Kane (138 Articles)
23-year-old tennis writer. Long Island raised me, @Twitter made me. My hindrances are deliberate; my whole life is thunder. @DKTNNS

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