Roland Garros Final Day

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  • This year is the 114th edition of the French Open at Roland Garros. Photo: Jon Buckle/EMPICS Sport/PAWire.

    Pressure chart for midday on Sunday 7th June. Image: MeteoGroup.

    Novak Djokovic is the favourite going into the men's final. Photo: Jon Buckle/EMPICS Sport/PAWire.

  • Roland Garros Final Day
    06.06.2015 13:44


    The French Open is entering its conclusion on Sunday in what has been another exciting and challenging tournament. The weather has played its part at times with maximum temperatures ranging from the teens to the low-30s, multiple rain interruptions, as well as strong winds causing structural damage all within a couple of weeks.

    The courts at Roland Garros are famous for their clay surface, the only of the four Majors to have this type and it is one that behaves very differently with changing weather conditions. Temperature, cloud cover and humidity can all alter the speed of play and bounce of the ball, ensuring the playing conditions can be ever-changing through an individual match. It is partly for this reason that it is considered the most physically demanding of the four Majors.

    Following the women’s final today, the hotly anticipated match-up between Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka will be completed tomorrow. Djokovic was pushed to the limit by Andy Murray on Friday, when temperatures close to 34C were recorded in the Greater Paris area leading to the hottest day of the tournament. The match was interrupted mid-way through the fourth set as a heavy shower was imminent, in a day where severe thunderstorms affected parts of northern France along with south-eastern parts of the UK due to a highly unstable air mass. The match resumed at midday today with the Brit taking the game to five sets, the final of which Novak won in superb fashion and allows him the opportunity to complete a Career Grand Slam.

    So what conditions can we expect tomorrow? Looking at the weather charts, northern France looks like it will be under the influence of a broad area of high pressure centred in the North Atlantic. With air generally sinking under high pressure and suppressing shower activity, it does look like being dry with plenty of sunshine and just a gentle northerly breeze. Temperatures will also climb to around 24/25C making playing conditions more comfortable compared to Friday.

     

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    By: Nick Prebble