"¡Thank you, Macron!": They lift the curfew at Roland Garros for Djokovic-Nadal

The Serbian had an advantage (3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)) after 3:35 of the game when it was time to vacate the stadium to comply with the rule that requires being home at. 23 hours. The opposite was announced. Shouts of “merci, Macron” and “marsellesas” spontaneous.

The Philippe Chatrier, central pista of Roland Garros.CHRISTIAN HARTMANNREUTERS

The Djokovic-Nadal going to make history. In tennis because it is on the way to being legendary, in civil history because it has been repealed, in the stadium of Roland Garros, the curfew that forces in France to be home at 11 pm.

Until now, half an hour before, the megaphone forced spectators to vacate the stands. The other day, at the Djokovic-Berretini, there were already protests. Today with the game red hot, an exception has been made. The Serbian had the advantage (3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)) after 3:35 of the game when the megaphone announced that “according to the authorities” the spectators did not have to leave the Philippe Chatrier.

Three an explosion of joy, spontaneously, some spectators have chanted “la Marsellesa“, the national anthem of France, and” Merci, Macron “(Thanks, Macron), referring to the President of the Republic.


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