Laurent Luyat, it's serious with his new partner!

Laurent Luyat has a surprise in store for Nelson Monfort

As he prepares to cover his last Roland-Garros for France Télévisions, Nelson Monfort will be in the spotlight on the air.

A page is about to turn at Roland-Garros. And not only because Rafael Nadal, fourteen-time winner at Porte d’Auteuil, should play his last Roland from Sunday. Another emblematic face of the Parisian tournament will also bow out: Nelson Monfort will indeed officiate for the last time behind the microphone of France Télévisions.

“It’s true that Nelson is a legend. He marked the tournament. It has been there from the beginning, since 1988, since France Télévisions regained the rights from TF1”did not fail to remind Laurent Luyat at the microphone of Culture Media. And the one who will officiate once again on the terrace of the Philippe Chatrier court is preparing a surprise for his colleague, who will retire after the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris.

Nelson Monfort has nothing special planned

“I have a little surprise for him on the last day, the day of the final. You will see this before the final, he explained. I found images from the time or from the famous interview with Michael Chang, when he says he thanks Luigi, while he thanks Lord Jesus. Nelson had understood that it was the pizza chef from Porte d’Auteuil. »

For his part, Nelson Monfort assures that he has not planned anything special. “The champions don’t know it and that’s fine. Only Rafael Nadal knows about it, but the others don’t, he recently explained in the columns of The Team. He will say a word if he wishes, but it is not up to me to ask him… Among all the athletes I have met, “Rafa” leaves me with the most beautiful memory. When I meet him, the connection is manifested by a look, a wink. He is a very generous boy. »

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