Ahhh it's been a while - I know, I'm the worst! It's been a very hectic time at work, but no excuses, play like a champion. Has anyone been following the French Open this year? You might've not realized it started already - they pushed it up a week this year because of the Olympics.
If you haven't been watching, it's been a crazy one! First of all, let's talk about the rain. The last 2 days of play have pretty much been cancelled (they got in a few ends of matches this morning and then suspended all the rest) - this means that a bunch of the players are going to have to play back-to-back-to-back matches.
Now, let's get to what all has happened. So, first off, Roger Federer withdrew before the Open even started due to mystery injuries (probably his back?). Then, after winning his first two matches in straight sets and looking pretty on point, Rafael Nadal (King of the Clay) withdrew due to a wrist injury. If you need a good cry, watch that press conference...so sad. So this puts Novak Djokovic in the best position ever to finally win a French Open (which will give him a career slam - aka winning all four majors). Andy Murray is still alive though, and I wouldn't count him out after he beat Djokovic to win the Italian Open a few weeks ago.
On the women's side, it's basically been a blood bath. 6 of the top 10 women in the world have been eliminated (and several of them are not happy about having to play in the rain) and 2 women ranked over 100 in the world are in the quarterfinals (I believe it's the first time that's ever happened). One of those women is Shelby Rogers, an American and it's her first quarterfinal at a slam, so congratulations to her! Serena and Venus are also both still alive and looking pretty darn good, and Madison Keys is still in it as well, so the American women are having a great tournament.
Tomorrow should be a jam-packed day as they continue to try to catch up on all of the matches that have been cancelled/suspended.
Added bonus for y'all, Rafa's withdrawal press conference: