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Wimbledon Trolls French Open over Weather, Roland-Garros Has No Answer

MALLORCA, SPAIN - MAY 2:  Rafael Nadal of Spain in action against Roger Federer of Switzerland during 'The Battle of the Surfaces' at The Palma Arena on May 2, 2007 in Mallorca, Spain. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 7, 2017

The age of Twitter means that tennis Grand Slam tournaments can now poke fun at each other, and when the rain fell on Day 11 of the French Open, Wimbledon did just that.

UPDATE: Due to rain, matches will begin no earlier than 3:45pm.. #RG14

— Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) June 4, 2014

Wimbledon, infamous for its rain delays, stepped straight into action:

Not raining. #19daystogo #Wimbledon #staythatway

— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 4, 2014

And Roland-Garros had no comeback to that one:

@Wimbledon Grrr

— Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) June 4, 2014

Wimbledon begins two weeks after the French Open, but even if the weather in Britain takes a turn for the worse, Roland-Garros won't be able to exact any revenge from Paris.

The retractable Centre Court roof means that whatever the weather, there'll always be tennis on show during the Wimbledon fortnight.

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