Netease Sports reported on September 28:
Due to the new crown pneumonia pandemic, the French Open, originally scheduled for May-June, was postponed to September-October. During this period, the temperature of the stadium will drop. Nadal, now ranked second in the world, said that after the ball is replaced, the speed of the French Open will be slower than usual.
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Due to the impact of the new crown pneumonia, Nadal has missed the US Open. Since the French Open in 2019, he has only played 3 games on clay. The Spaniard was far from his best at the Italian Open, and he was accidentally defeated by Schwarzman in the quarter-finals. In the face of more unpredictable French Open, he made some preparations that were different from the previous ones. "This match is probably the most difficult situation I have encountered in Roland Garros. Coupled with the cold and humid climate, the ball will be very heavy."
Not only Nadal, but Tim, the new U.S. Open champion, also said that he prefers the previous Babolit tennis. Regarding the change of the ball for the French Open, Tim said: "I practiced at home for two days. I am a little sad because Roland Garros’ Babolit, this is my favorite ball, it’s perfect."
Compared with Baibaoli tennis, Wilson tennis is heavier, and the rotation speed is not as fast as Baibaoli. In the clay court, the ball speed is slow and the rotation is not fast, the offensive offensiveness of the ball will be greatly reduced. This is obviously It is not conducive to the performance of players like Nadal and Tim in the French Open.
Although Nadal and Tim don't like Wilson Ball, some people like this change. The Russian Medvedev said: "The normal situation is that when one player doesn't like something, the second one might like it. So far, I like it. I think it suits me well."
Today, Nadal will start his 13th French Open tour to defend the French Open men's singles title. His opponent in the first round was Belarusian Yegor Gerasimov. This is the first time that two golfers have faced each other in a formal game.