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Roland-Garros 2023: brushed by a ball, a pigeon invites itself on the net in full exchange


Highlights: Pigeon lands on Court Simonne-Moutet during match between Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka. Pigeon is not the first one to land on the court during the tournament. The tournament is being held at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. The matches are being played on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with the final to be played on Sunday. The final will be played at the same venue as the previous two matches, on Sunday and Monday, November 14 and 15.

LE SCAN SPORT - The bird landed while Rublev and Moutet were in full exchange on Court Simonne-Mathieu.

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.

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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.

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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.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-05-31

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