Memorable Moments from the French Open 2017

Memorable Moments from the French Open 2017

In the wake of what proved to be a thrilling tournament, we thought we’d look back at some of the most memorable moments from the French Open. It was tough to choose. Roland Garros had it all this year – suspense, triumph, disappointment, shock – and we were glued to our TV screens throughout. So, without further ado, here’s our pick of the most memorable moments from the French Open… A first round defeat for a top seed Germany’s Angelique Kerber made a disappointing start to the tournament – in fact, just about as disappointing as you can get. The number one-ranked Kerber crashed out on the first day, losing 6-2 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova. The defeat made her the first women’s top seed to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros since the sport turned professional in 1968. An emotional victory Steve Johnson sank to his knees and cried after beating Croatian Borna Ćorić in a dramatic second round match. Johnson’s father, Steve Johnson Sr, died unexpectedly at the age of 58 earlier this month. 27-year-old American Johnson, ranked 26th in the world, told the Tennis Channel: “I just miss my dad. “I wish he was following along – I know he is from upstairs – but it’s just so emotional, it’s hard to describe.” Johnson had already managed to overcome his emotions to beat Japan’s Yūichi Sugita in the first round, coming back from losing a third set tie-break at 2-0 up to clinch a victory the next day in the fifth. Johnson wasn’t the only one to succumb to his feelings following the second...