Quiet as a pigeon at Roland-Garros. Even if the Parisian tournament manages to scare all the birds of the site during the fortnight thanks to falcons so as not to disrupt the meetings, a pigeon made resistance this Wednesday.
- Roland Garros Men's Singles
- Roland Garros Women's Singles
While Andrei Rublev and Corentin Moutet were battling in the first set, a specimen quietly made its entrance on Court Simonne-Mathieu, passing only a few centimeters from the ball sent by the Russian. Not afraid for a penny, the pigeon then landed on the net before finding refuge on the roof of the court. The point has obviously been replayed.
Read alsoRoland-Garros 2023: "A cleansing of the soul", when Tsitsipas philosophizes on the beauty of the courts
The presence of pigeons on the site is rare during matches. The tournament management called on a falconer in charge of cleaning the sky of the Porte d'Auteuil. His raptors never kill the Parisian birds but are content to frighten them by preventing them from taking up residence in the stadium.