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Roland Garros Crisis Center, Day 6

Friday, May 30, 2008 /by


By Rosangel Valenti, TW Contributing Editor

Good morning. This is your daily gathering-place for discussing the tennis happening in Paris. Today's Order of Play can be found on this link. I'll be in Paris today - whatever happens, surely it can't be as difficult as my rain-soaked Tuesday?

Match Choice:

Men - There wil be a first career meeting between Andy Murray and Nicolas Almagro, two young men of whom much is expected. For some reason, this match is taking place out on Court 7, so it may not be well televised. Almagro is the experienced claycourter, but Murray turned in a stunning performance against Jose Acasuso in the next round.

Women  - Agnieszka Radwanska versus Alize Cornet, on Court Lenglen - a clash between two more up-and-comers, who have also never met before.

Player of the Day:

Ernests Gulbis, for his convincing four-set win over James Blake. The qualifier Jeremy Chardy's win over number 6 seed David Nalbandian in five sets looks impressive, but it's clear that Nalbandian was suffering from injury problems in the later stages.

Weather Report:

Until late last night, sun was forecast, but as of this morning there are some (drum roll....wait for it!) "light showers" expected.

As always, enjoy today's tennis. And, although we'll no longer be seeing her in this tournament, I took some pictures of (mainly) Amelie Mauresmo on Tuesday. For anyone who is interested, they are here.


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