Fans holding Spanish flags watch defending champion Rafael Nadal losing to Robin Soderling of Sweden at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 31, 2009.
I'm going to keep this recap super short and simply ask three questions I want one of our illustrious tennis historians to answer for us.
- When was the last time both defending champions exited Roland Garros on the same day?
- When was the last time both defending champions exited any Slam on the same day?
- Bjorn Borg won 6 French Opens, but like Rafa, he won four in a row. Provided he played the following year, in what round was he dismissed as a four-time defending champion?