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Drench Open, late nights and Swiatek’s way ahead – Roland Garros talking points

What we learned from a fortnight in Paris.


Carlos Alcaraz won a first French Open title after a five-set thriller against Alexander Zverev.

A day earlier Iga Swiatek was peerless as she romped to a fourth Roland Garros crown.

Here, the PA news agency looks at what we learned from a fortnight in Paris.

Not so bleak for Brits?

Dan Evans talks to Andy Murray on court at the French Open
Andy Murray and Dan Evans were first-round casualties (Jean-Francois Badias/AP)

Time violation

Novak Djokovic waits to return a serve in front of a scoreboard which shows the time at 2.42am
Novak Djokovic endured a late night (Jean-Francois Badias/AP)

Bring back the booze

Fans drink beer at the French Open
Tennis fans were barred from taking beer into the stands (Jean-Francois Badias/AP)

Swiatek streets ahead

Iga Swiatek hugs the French Open trophy
Iga Swiatek holds the trophy, again (Thibault Camus/AP)

Murray the last of the old guard

Andy Murray
Andy Murray will be back at Wimbledon (Victoria Jones/PA)
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