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Nadal statue French Open 2021

Social Buzz: French Open unveils Nadal statue; Federer back with a smile

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On today’s Social Buzz, the French Open honours Rafael Nadal with his likeness; Roger Federer is back in Paris; and Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas meet for practice.

Rafael Nadal attended the unveiling of a statue in his honour on the grounds of the French Open to as much fanfare as is permissible in Paris under the current restrictions.

 

Rafael Nadal statue French Open 2021

Roger Federer completed his long awaited return to the Paris clay, posting after his practice alongside his coaches Severin Luthi and Ivan Ljubicic.

 

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Meanwhile on Court Suzanne Lenglen, world No. 4 and 5 Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas crossed paths as both look to make deep runs in the tournament.

Thiem Tsitsipas meet French Open 2021

Madrid Open champion Aryna Sabalenka was on-court too, looking formidable in practice as she looks to improve on her career-best appearance at the French Open, reaching the third round last year.

 

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Daniil Medvedev was on the clay too, though what we saw was him without a racket, instead opting for movement drills and ball-bounce reactions.

Daniil Medvedev practice French Open 2021

 

Garbine Muguruza is getting into the zone to perform on the clay, tweeting a clip of her practice volleying along to music.

 

Away from Roland Garros, Novak Djokovic progressed in Belgrade, defeating Federico Coria, sharing a photo with the Argentine following their battle.

 

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(Photo credit for Nadal statue Christophe Guibbaud/FFT)


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