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The French Open Will Probably Finish. But This Tournament Has Not Been Normal.

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PARIS — The 12-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal typically refuels after a late-night match with a meal built around a piece of fish. He’ll eat with members of his family or support staff at one of his favorite restaurants that remains open to accommodate him or avail himself of his hotel’s round-the-clock, in-room dining service.

But other than Nadal’s advancement to the final weekend, little about this year’s tournament is normal. Consider his nourishment after he dispatched Jannik Sinner of Italy in a quarterfinal that started late, took nearly three hours and ended at half-past 1 a.