“You need time. At the same time what you need is the right energy to accept every single thing, no? That's what I am doing. Just stay positive knowing that the conditions are not perfect for me, maybe not perfect for others either, and accept that I am going to need my best version to have chances.”
– 12-time champion Rafael Nadal says 2020 is all about adapting.
"I think it’s a really nice collaboration between the two of us, the Jan van Haasteren puzzles. My parents, they have all of them ... [Blokker] came up to me and said if I wanted to make my own puzzle, I said 'of course'. It launched last week so I’m really happy about that."
– Kiki Bertens lets us in on a Dutch cartoon puzzle created in her honour during the Covid-19 tour hiatus.
“Maybe it can help me that it's a bit colder, so the balls don't fly as much, don't go as spinny ... I think it can be an opportunity for me actually, an advantage.”
– Daniil Medvedev is hoping to pick up his first main draw win at Roland-Garros.
“To play Roland-Garros in September, end of September, it's a little bit weird. But it's nice that we have the chance to play at this tournament. We should actually thank everyone for fighting so hard to [make] it possible. Let's see now who is going to be ready for it.”
– Pre-tournament favourite Simona Halep is grateful to play in Paris, on clay, no matter the month.