Suddenly the small group of supporters, Panama hats and white T-shirts, present in the stands of the Philippe-Chatrier court, launches the first notes of a Marseillaise. They are taken up by the whole stadium. Like a suspended moment. To give chills. A few seconds earlier, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has just taken the lead in the 4th set and leads 6-5. The Mohamed Ali of tennis still stings. He will serve to snatch a fifth set against the Norwegian Casper Ruud (world No. 8).

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