The French Open 2011, the culmination to this year’s clay season, has finally come to an end. What ought we to make of the last fortnight?
Its been a wild and groundbreaking week in the world of tennis—the powerhouses shocked, challenged, or even dethroned. Streaks have been made, improbable runs come to fruition, while others have been snapped or brought to a surprising close.
As has been the trend in Paris in the last few years, the usual suspects did their usual thing, while the real shockers and stunners came in the earlier rounds. But it is about the greats, and those who lead the way in this fine sport, that we came to learn much.
So then—what exactly did this French Open teach us? Here are 10.