Surprise, surprise, it rained in Mont Tremblant today! Eventually it led to a complete cancellation of play today. As a result, tomorrow there are tons of matches and all will be using the extreme format of no-ad short (first to 4 games, tiebreak at 4-4-) sets with a 10 point tiebreaker in lieu of a third set. The tournament went directly from two out of three full sets to this format for singles (for doubles, a match tiebreak was always in the card for doubles). This is turning into a rest week for me.
We play 2nd match not before 10:30 which is the 6th match on the court and it’s on red clay!
So since there was no tennis today, I walked around the golf course near my condo (which was…very green), into the ski village, up the hill under the gondola a short way and back, then took the gondola up to the top of the mountain. It was quite a long ride to the top…where there were plenty of the biting bugs waiting for me! There were also a lot more chair lifts up there and a lodge, and some nice views. It was pretty cold, 55 or so and breezy (cold when one is wearing shorts).
After returning to the base, I walked to the tennis courts to see what was happening. I hadn’t looked at the website since I saw the doubles was postponed till tomorrow so was surprised to see all the seemingly dry courts empty. The woman I spoke with said no one was allowed to hit on the courts because they were so soft and that they would be guarding them! Apparently there is an academy in the area with four courts though where many of the younger players were practicing.
And that’s a wrap on the tennis tournament for today. Here is hoping for drier weather tomorrow.
The good news for today: As of 12:01 am on June 12 (Sunday, the day I am flying back), negative covid test results are no longer required to enter the USA! Read more here.