Roger Federer French Open 2021

French Open Social Slice: Federer inspires Murray, but disappoints McEnroe

For Social Slice today, Murray is motivated by the greatness of Federer, but McEnroe is not impressed by the post-match attitude of the Swiss. 

Roger Federer became the latest French Open night session debutant as he took on German Dominik Koepfer in a match that went on over three and a half hours, finishing around 12:45am local time.

Andy Murray was inspired by the drive shown by Federer to win the match, expressing as much midway through the showdown.

Others were less than impressed, both with the scheduling of the match and its aftermath, with 1989 French Open doubles champion Patrick McEnroe revealing his concerns about Federer’s caution moving forward in the tournament.

Many fans were frustrated by the timing of the match, beginning at 9pm local time in front of no fans on a night that Federer could have gone out of the French Open for the last time in his career. Thankfully that outcome did not manifest, unless of course Federer does now withdraw.

One or two players even voiced their disappointment, including outspoken American Noah Rubin.

Looking ahead to the grass season, some bad news for fans of Nick Kyrgios as he announced an injury on Instagram that could stop his planned return to the court this month.


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