Because fans admitted to the French Open were dying to return home in time due to the curfew, which they did not want to do voluntarily, the quarter-finals had to be interrupted.
The quarter-final between Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini is in the 4th set.
Then this was interrupted and players die from the field.
The reason for this was the curfew in France.
The fans present must leave the stadium.
Only then did it continue.
Due to the imminent start of the curfew in Paris, the quarter-finals between Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini were interrupted at the French Open on Wednesday evening. Shortly before 11 p.m., the spectators were asked to leave the stadium. The tennis fans acknowledged this with loud whistles and “We paid” chants.
At the French Open there will be games in the night session for the first time this year. So far, these games had always started at 9 p.m. and took place without a spectator. Because the start of the corona-related curfew in Paris was postponed by two hours from this Wednesday and only starts at 11 p.m., 5000 spectators were allowed to attend the evening game on the Philippe-Chatri court for the first time. At the time of the interruption, the score is 6: 3, 6: 2, 6: 7 (5: 7), 3: 2 from Djokovic’s point of view. Then Djokovic won the game. He will now face Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.
(DPA / hua / chk)