It’s possible that dad jokes have finally been surpassed in the race for most cringe-worthy humor. Introducing roof jokes, courtesy of persistently terrible weather in Paris:
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Grand Slam roofs go to joke war on Twitter
Rain cancelled all matches on Monday in Paris.
Published May 31, 2016
For the first time in 16 years, all matches on Monday were cancelled after the rain wouldn't let up, and rain pushed back play on Tuesday, with more forecasted to fall.
Wimbledon has had a roof over Centre Court since 2009, and took some shots at Roland Garros for it's painfully obvious lack of rainy weather solutions (The Australian Open also got in on the roof shaming):
The New York City major had one of the most stinging jabs earlier in the tournament:
Though well behind in the construction race, and having terrible luck with the forecast, Roland Garros penned a comeback:
But Wimbledon won by a landslide, mostly because the grass-court Slam will have a second roof over No. 1 Court by 2019. That's one year earlier than when Roland Garros is hoping to complete its first roof.
The back-and-forth continued on Tuesday:
And even the players couldn't resist having a crack at a #roofjoke:
Berdych had been patiently waiting for his fourth-round encounter with David Ferrer. At this rate, this year's French Open champions will be crowned in 2020, when the roof may actually show up.