The first grand final of Roland Garros 2022 is the quarterfinal match between Novak Djokovic and Novak Djokovic. Rafael Nadal They disturbed the offices of the tournament organization before confirming that the match would be played on the last night and not before 20:45 this Tuesday evening.
Nadal has already voiced his disagreement over having to play a game in the night again, and Carlos Alcaraz has commented on the possibility of doing it again for a third time in the quarterfinals, where he played in the quarterfinals. alexander zverevwhich may seem “unfair”.
The 13-time champion Roland Garros didn’t want to play in conditions that didn’t suit his game, and what’s more, it will be more of an inconvenience for his complex physical moment and battered foot. “I know Roland Garros during the day, that’s how I played the tournament almost all the time. I wouldn’t want to play the last game at night,” he warned, putting pressure on the organisation. Djokovic He was also not a big fan of playing at night, at least in front of everyone. But the Serbian tennis player knows that if he plays in the light of Philippe Chatrier, his options will be better against him as well. nadal.
War between TVs
Due to the players’ desire not to play in different track conditions and weather conditions from day to night – alcaraz against Khachanov Added battle for television broadcasts to present the star duel between – played at 10 degrees Celsius. Djokovic Y nadal.
Exclusive rights to the night shift at Roland Garros since 2019 Amazon Prime paying 15 million euros yearly. for your share France TVHe defended to get the match between , who had the right to broadcast the tournament for the country and openly presented it on their channels. nadal Y Djokovic The desire to present the best matches of the tournament to the French spectator was planned during the daytime on Tuesday.
The viewership of up to 3.5 million of some games in this release was the argument defended by public television and played with the visibility that this also applies to the sponsors of Roland Garros. NBC, which holds the right of the USA at the Paris Grand Slam, also insisted that the match be played at night due to the time difference.
In the end, it was the tournament that made the decision, probably the most important of the tournament. Amelie Mauresmo, the former player and director of the tournament since this year. In the final decision, Amazon’s promise to open the game in France dominated.