What struck me most about the opening day at the French Open wasn't the quality of play, but the tremendous crowds.
It hasn't been confirmed to me yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was an all-time record at the tournament.
Considering there was no Federer or Nadal on show, the sheer numbers who flocked to Roland Garros was simply phenomenal.
The French are very patriotic, and if they're watching an exciting home player they'll go crazy for them. That's what happened yesterday with the likes of Wilfried Tsonga and Josselin Ouanna playing and it was fantastic to be a part of it.
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