With a local curfew just minutes away, authorities announced that fans will be able to remain in the stands for the duration of the fiercely contested French Open semi-final match which they eventually won. Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 more Rafael Nadal On Friday night.
Djokovic had just won the third set in a tiebreak to take a 2-1 lead in the match announced For the audience at the court of Philippe Chatrier. It was met with enthusiastic chants, followed by chants of “Thank you Macron” in reference to French President Emmanuel Macron.
The announcement said the decision was made due to the “completely exceptional nature of the circumstances.”
stop playing During the quarter-final match between Djokovic against Matteo Berrettini Wednesday to accommodate a nationwide 11 pm curfew. Many fans refused to leave and chanted “We paid, we stay.” Both players were brought from the stadium as whoever was in the crowd was escorted outside. Play resumed after a break of more than 20 minutes in front of a nearly empty stadium.
He thought a similar scenario would have happened on Friday if Djokovic and Nadal were still on the court.