I have seen both matches live. It is plain to see that he is not forcing things on serve, but the FH was quite astonishing. And I felt he moved well and did not retreat.
Otherwise; Bercy is the most fan-unfriendly tourney I know, no chance to watch practise or to see a player or coach in the corridors, besides the access to court 1 and 2 is more than embarrassing, it feels like catacombes.
Was at both Bercy matches too, found it to be quite encouraging all things considered.
Love your description of the outside courts! I've always secretly had an odd affection for them though, had a great time watching Mahut and Benneteau beating the Bryans there this year. Maybe it will grow on you.
But yes, hate not being able to watch practise.