It’s shown to be a French Open like none other. Some players have been complaining about the cold weather and the tournament’s change from Babolat to Wilson balls.
“The ball is completely different,” defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal told reporters last week. “The ball is super slow and heavy. (There are) very cold, slow conditions.
“I think (it’s) not a good ball to play on clay, honestly. That is my personal opinion. It’s not the right ball to play on clay courts. Wouldn’t give to a dog to chew.”