November 24, 2023

Open Court


As Leylah Fernandez preps for the RG QFs, father/coach Jorge manages the big picture (pics)

ROLAND GARROS – Next to Novak Djokovic, and on the court Rafael Nadal had just left nice and warm, Canadian Leylah Fernandez, coach/father Jorge, Canadian Billie Jean King Cup captain Heidi el Tabakh and two hitting partners prepared the 19-year-old for her first Roland Garros quarterfinal.

Here’s what it looked like.

Life on Tour has gotten a lot bigger since Fernandez reached the US Open final last September.

Open Court had a long chat with a gracious Jorge Fernandez early on in that practice, at the Jean-Bouin club down the road from the main site.

Some of that is in this Canadian press piece.

(Click here to read it).

There was plenty more there wasn’t room for in the piece.

We’ll put it on the to-do list to post up some of the more salient points, when time permits.

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