On Sunday June 4, 1972, sports news is concentrated in a small area with, on the bill, the final of the Coupe de France between Marseille and Bastia in the new Parc des Princes, freshly emerged from the ground, and a few hundred meters, the Roland-Garros final.
In order not to step on each other's toes, the organizers have agreed.
Football at 3 p.m., tennis at 5 p.m.
The light goes down, the wind picks up, the storm threatens when Patrick Proisy enters the scene to challenge the Spaniard Andrés Gimeno.
A player he beat a fortnight before, in a Davis Cup match played at the Roland-Garros Central…
Roland Garros men's singles
Roland Garros single ladies
To reach the last step in a tournament in which appeared Stan Smith, Adriano Panatta or Guillermo Vilas, the Frenchman (n° 9) beat the Czechoslovakian Jan Kodes, number 1 and double defending champion, in the quarter-finals.
I remember René Lacoste overjoyed running in all directions
,” smiles Proisy.
And Manuel Orantes (#4)…
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