This is the last weekend of #RG19, and here I am, on the avenue Porte d’Auteuil, arriving to the stadium, and feeling slightly sad and already nostalgic about this! Dramatic skies and physical fatigue might contribute importantly to this uncheerful feel! But I can always count on my village/Moët Hennessy lounge moment to cheer me up! Especially when I arrive at lunchtime, it always feels like a beehive on the terraces and inside the lounges! It’s always refreshing to meet people that we admire: actor Niels Schneider and Tv presenter Ophelie Meunier were among the Moët Hennessy guests, they were all invited to customize their straw hats and cocktails.
This is almost the end of this year’s tournament, and I can sincerely tell you that not one day was upsetting or uninteresting around here, even when it rained and matches were cancelled. From my own personal prism, all of it was enchanting and exciting, and sometimes unexpected,
I was invited here to observe, enjoy and tell my RG story, so that’s what I did, genuinely, with no pressure nor restrictions. While my daily life out of the RG stadium was practically put on hold, I was quite happy to live intensively in the RG bubble, with the RG and Moët teams for 15 days. This is my second year here, and this experience never ceased to be positive, constructive and crazy.
Crazy is also the word I would use to describe today’s men semi-final match: 2 delays of the play that extended on a 2 days period, and a roller-coaster confrontation between Thiem and Djokovic.
The 25-year-old Dominic Thiem defeated World No.1 Novac Djokovic to reach his second consecutive final at the clay-court major, becoming the first Austrian to make multiple Grand Slam finals.
The Women final started immediately afterwards, promising the fans an epic match between Barty and Vondrousova. Both of them are first-timer competitors for a Grand Slam singles title.
It’s ON, Break a leg ladies!