What audience for the Alcaraz/Sinner clash?

What audience for the Alcaraz/Sinner clash?

Did the first semi-final of Roland-Garros, very attractive on paper, attract a lot of people in front of the television?

Friday afternoon,
Carlos Alcaraz qualified for the Roland-Garros final after his victory in five sets (6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3) against Jannik Sinner in the first semi-final of the men’s draw.

This confrontation between the Spaniard and the Italian, respectively ranked second and third at the ATP, was a sort of final before its time. Broadcast on France 2, it allowed the public service channel to exceed 20% audience share. 1.89 million viewers followed this match, which did not live up to expectations throughout its first part.

Alcaraz/Sinner, the shock that did not keep (all) its promises

Concerning the relatively average level of play of this opposition, Sinner provided some explanations. “ Today there was wind which bothered us a little, the conditions were not easy, told
the Italian, who gave up in the second sethas Ubitennis. Other errors can certainly be explained by tensions: the more we face each other, the more we know each other, so we enter the field knowing what we can expect from the other. It happened like this: we can’t always play the perfect match against each other. »

The second semi-final, between Casper Ruud and Alexander Zverev, brought together 1.75 million fans on France 3 on Friday evening. Winner of the match, the German will challenge Carlos Alcaraz in the final on Sunday around 3 p.m.

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