After nearly two months remained confined in her apartment, Olivia Leray remembers the time where there was Roland-Garros. You know, a tennis tournament that took place at the end of may, beginning of June, in France.–‘—-‘–
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A collector of bullets with an umbrella for shade on a short Roland-Garros, porte d’auteuil in Paris. Photo illustration. (PIERRE NEPHEWS / RADIO FRANCE)
I speak to you of a time that déconfinés may not know about. “Roland” at that time clung to its viewers till the dark of the night, this is where it was, between boater and white “tie-break”mythical. And yes, if 2020 was not a year outside of the time, you like me, at work or at home, this afternoon we would be in front of “Roland”. Yes because when you love you say “Roland”. The tournament began Monday, may 18, and a friend we would have already said : “Ah this one is safe, it will be next year !” Because that’s what it is Roland-Garros, this is when everyone is talking about tennis, even those who know nothing about it.
Game, set and match
No, really, it would not be well to take a nap in front of “Roland” in the afternoon ? Rocked by the cassages rackets and the onomatopés. Lulled also by the remarks of an other friend who knows, and who is always proud to remind you that Roland-Garros, this is not for the French in the second week. No, definitely it would be really nice. It would have even agreed to hear a colleague say : “You know that I beat Gaël Monfils when I was a kid, if I had not had the crusaders behind ?”.
We would not even have had a fear of rain since Roland-Garros now had a roof, and that in addition it is an incredible time. In short, we wanted a beautiful exchange of bullets, we are left without a ball and in more masked, but if all goes well, we will live all of that together, 20 September.