There were plenty of tear-jerkers throughout the fortnight in Paris. Here are the top five most emotional moments from the 2017 French Open.
1. Pablo Carreno Busta could barely speak during his Eusosport Spain interview with Antonio Arenas after the Spaniard battled past Milos Raonic in five sets to claim the first top-10 win of his career and reaching a first Grand Slam quarter-final.
2. Between Nicolas Almagro’s agony over another injury and Juan Martin del Potro’s incredible act of sportsmanship, this was a heartbreaking yet equally heartwarming moment.
3. Garbine Muguruza broke into tears midway through her press conference after she lost to Kristina Mladenovic. She had to leave the room but then came back and bravely continued the press conference. It’s not often you see raw emotion from the Spaniard but hats off to her for how she handled the situation.
4. We have to admit that the moment Toni Nadal walked on court and handed his nephew Rafael Nadal the 10th French Open trophy really tugged at our heart strings. Not only was it Rafa’s first Slam win in three years and a milestone 10th in Paris, it’s also the last Roland Garros for Rafa and Toni together with the world No2’s uncle stepping down as his coach end of this season. Toni could barely hold back his tears when he spoke to us after the trophy ceremony.
5. Steve Johnson broke down after defeating Borna Coric in the second round but it wasn’t about the win. The American lost his father Steve Johnson Sr. just a few weeks before Roland Garros. He died suddenly in his sleep at the age of 58. Our heart goes out to Steve and his family.