French Open Social Slice: Medvedev magic; Del Potro road to recovery
On today’s Social Slice, we look at some Daniil Medvedev magic at the French Open and Juan Martin Del Potro’s latest update on his road to recovery following injury.
First off, we look at some brilliant improvisation from the Russian following his straight-sets defeat to Tsitsipas.
Despite losing comfortably in the end, the World No 2 certainly had his moments in the match, including this brilliant ‘tweener’.
Take a look at this!
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 8, 2021
Medvedev made clear his disdain for the clay surface, with tennis fans losing count of the number of times he said he hated the red dirt.
However, the Russian certainly impressed at Roland Garros, crashing out in the quarter-finals in a year where he got his first ever victory.
Following his defeat, Medvedev joked ‘Almost a love story #clay’.
— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) June 9, 2021
Juan Martin Del Potro, who underwent his fourth knee surgery in March, revealed he is back on the court practising – albeit with a knee brace.
“Stepping on the same courts being different. Thanks #Globant for this ride.”
The Argentine received plenty of well wishes, including a message from Jimmy Connors.
“Great to see you back on court, look forward to watching you win matches again in the future,” said the American.
Pisar las mismas canchas siendo distinto. Gracias @Globant por acompañarme en este nuevo desafío 🙌
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) June 8, 2021
On Social Slice yesterday, Iga Swiatek asked Murray if he would practice with her on the grass-courts after the Brit was full of praise for the 20-year-old on social media.
Since then, Murray has responded saying he is happy to have a hit with the Pole on the grass but asks if she would ‘go easy’ on him as he is ‘old and fragile now’.
What a brilliant practice session that will be!
Anytime🙂 just promise to go easy on me as I’m a bit old and fragile now!
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) June 8, 2021
Today marks a day of some mouth-watering quarter-final matchups, with Djokovic taking on the in-form Berretini whilst Nadal looks to take care of Schwartzman.
With Tsitsipas and Zverev already through, we will soon know the semi-final matchups, but who makes it?
Two huge quarters to come 👀
🇷🇸 Djokovic v. Berrettini 🇮🇹
🇪🇸 Nadal v. Schwartzman 🇦🇷
Your winners? #RolandGarros
— ATP Tour (@atptour) June 9, 2021
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