However, the start of the 2020 edition of the Grand Slam tournament in the French capital has been postponed for September, if it will be possible then, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the stories and expectations around the tournament remain just as vivid.

If the world had not been completely upset in recent months because of the new coronavirus, now we would be talking about the program of the day, who plays on the arena “Philippe Chatrier” and who on “Suzanne Lenglen”, such as weather, sun or rain, slag and who has the most beautiful equipment specially created for Roland Garros. In reality, however, padlocks hang on the gates of the Porte d’Auteuil complex, Europe is just beginning to breathe more freely following the still active pandemic, and the tour was moved to September-October.

The good place of the Romanians

A tour that over the years has offered stories and emotions hard to forget. Unique champions, tears and cries of joy. The tricolor fluttering in the upper part of the Central Terrain. Entire, round history that deserves an extensive foray. This is what we propose for the next two weeks, day by day, how long the tournament would have lasted in its initial dates. They will be the highlights of the Romanians, because, of all the Grand Slam competitions, the Parisian slag smiled the most seductive, but not only.

We will pay tribute to the champions. In singles, there have been three so far, in chronological order Ilie Năstase, Virginia Ruzici and Simona Halep, but the victories are also counted in doubles or on the junior tables. We also had finalists. Or athletes who have marked an edition through their personal history, surprising or with emotional accents.

What the champions say

But there will also be those who made history on the red surface in the French capital. Last year’s winners are Ashleigh Barty, who won her first Grand Slam trophy, and Rafael Nadal, who bit the ear of the Musketeers’ Cup for the 12th time. The 24-year-old Australian wants to defend her title, she is thinking about the moment when tennis will be able to return globally, professionally because “it’s what we do, because we like to play”. At the same time, ” there are other more important things in life, “she told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Rafa looked nostalgic in a Twitter post. “Today we should have been in Paris …”, he wrote, adding some pictures from a beneficial event 5 years ago through which he raised funds for the first center of the foundation that bears his name. “When you think about it, 12 titles in 15 years. You don’t think that would be possible. If someone told you that, you’d say he’s crazy, “said Henri Leconte, a finalist in the Paris tournament.” It’s amazing to me how he changed his game, how he evolved. It’s like a team. of Formula 1 which produces a new car every year “, added the Frenchman.

It remains to be seen whether the 2020 version of the Spanish will be able to be displayed this fall or next year. Until then, the stories already written remain.