Roland Garros Day 5 - Ostapenko reborn; Shapovalov combusts; Pas de bulle à Paris

It took until Day 5, but David has finally got a prediction correct! We rejoice about that, discuss a day which didn't exactly catch fire in terms of epic matches but did deliver numerous talking points, and hear from an angry Denis Shapovalov about the non-existent Roland Garros 'bubble'.

  • Return of Ostapenko, fall of Pliskova (0.00)
  • Fiona Ferro - David’s new fave (11.00)
  • Sofia Kenin - an anxious watch, but still going (17.00)
  • Garbine Muguruza looking solid (22.30)
  • Denis Shapovalov - angry and out after 5 hours vs. Roberto Carballes Baena, and 5 minutes vs. Matt Roberts (25.30)
  • Does Shapovalov have a point about the French Open's covid measures? (33.00)
  • Novak Djokovic - still serene. Who can hurt him before the final? (43.00) 
  • Tsitsipas chat - (48.00)
  • Day 6 schedule looks flames (53.00)

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