Cédric Chasseur // Photo credit: Matthieu Mirville / DPPI via AFP 10:47 am, June 05, 2023

The Roland-Garros tournament is a great success for this 2023 edition. Despite disappointing results for the French players, spectators enjoy beautiful matches. And the sun, largely at the rendezvous, improves their experience a little more.

Who said Roland Garros was as sad as a rainy day? Certainly not the spectators. This year, the tournament benefits from exceptional conditions. The proof, the roof of the Philippe-Chatrier court has never been deployed and no match on the annex courts has been stopped. Quite the opposite of last year when the Porte d'Auteuil shivered with cold in the humidity of an abnormally chilly spring.

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"My sister was there last year, it was raining. She told me that it's not the same experience so there, it's perfect, "summarizes Emma at the microphone of Europe 1. Many spectators take advantage of the lawns and giant screens to bask for a few minutes in the sun between matches.

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"Moments with friends"

"Roland Garros is not just tennis, it's not just matches and fights. They are also moments with friends, moments to enjoy the sun, "says David, present at the competition with some friends. In any case, it probably brings more tan marks, "he jokes.

Spectators spoiled by time and this will continue until next weekend. But also by the show, despite the absence of Rafael Nadal or the low level of French players. No less than 30 matches in the men's draw, for example, were decided in a decisive fifth set.