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French Open Midterm Grades: The Favorites Remain and the Underarm Serve Reigns

There was a reason Ella Fitzgerald didn’t sing about Paris in the fall time. It’s chilly, rainy, and dark, which has the effect of turning the clay of its glorious tennis venue into something more akin to sludge than dirt. Still, Roland Garros 2020 is off and running….often netward in pursuit of a drop shot or, better yet, underarm serve. If we need optimistic gloss, who better to cite than the 12-time champion, Rafa Nadal, who notes: “We are lucky enough that we can play tennis under this very tough worldwide circumstances. In another way because there is a lot of people suffering in the world.