French Open

Can Novak Djokovic Become The Third Man To Win The Calendar Slam?

For so long, Novak Djokovic has been the most famous ‘Third Man’ since Harry Lime. Even after a phenomenal decade of dominance or near-dominance in tennis, he has still been somewhat in the gigantic shadows cast by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who established their own formidable rivalry (and thereby won their own armies of […]

Novak Djokovic: An Unprecedented Level of Mental Toughness

Following the culmination of Wimbledon 2019, Novak Djokovic, in his press conference, said something that sounded a little weird–but brought laughter from all the attendees. In that famous final that nearly went on for five hours, the Serb was not only fighting Roger Federer, but also against an extremely loud pro-Federer crowd. He said that […]

Five Takeaways from the French Open

The tennis at this year’s French Open was at a very high level. Reputations have been cemented and some new stars have also emerged. Here are our five takeaways from this years French Open.   1. Novak Djokovic will become the greatest player of all time. Djokovic has become the first men’s player in 52 […]

Novak Djokovic Comes Back from 2 Sets Down to Win French Open Final

Rafael Nadal has lost at the French Open three times–to Robin Soderling (2009), and twice to Novak Djokovic (2015 and 2021). On both previous occasions, Nadal’s conqueror went on to lose in the final. If Djokovic wanted to avoid repeating history, he would need to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas in today’s final. Tsitsipas is ranked #5 […]

French Open Final Preview: Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Let the reality sink in and let us take a deep breath to absorb what we witnessed at Phillipe Chatrier in the second semifinal of this year’s French Open on Friday. As we embrace the moment of truth, there are barely any adjectives worthy enough to describe Novak Djokovic’s colossal feat. In an instant classic, […]

Novak Djokovic’s Epic Semifinal Win Sums Up Surreal French Open

As fans on and off the court witnessed the spectacle in awe, world #1 Novak Djokovic shocked reigning champion Rafael Nadal in an epic French Open battle that must be accounted as one of the finest matches of their long and storied rivalry. Djokovic will now face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final as he bids […]

Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova wins First Grand Slam Title at French Open

Unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova achieved a rare feat at Roland Garros, winning her first Grand Slam title 6-1 2-6 6-4 over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who was also contesting her first Grand Slam final. With both players in uncharted waters (Pavlyuchenkova had never advanced beyond the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam, while Krejcikova had never made it […]

Roger Federer: Was Withdrawing From Roland Garros an Unethical Decision?

After playing a three and half hour match against Dominick Koepfer in a late night match on Philip Charier, Roger Federer concerned fans in his post-match press conference when he told reporters  he wasn’t sure about his next match. He mentioned that he’d see how he felt and then decide if he would play Mateo […]

Novak Djokovic Victory Over Rafael Nadal Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Matches of All Time

In one of the most unprecedented events in men’s tennis, Novak Djokovic delivered Rafael Nadal only the third loss of his career at Roland Garros, winning 3-6 6-3 7-6 (4) 6-2. Djokovic broke Nadal’s streak of four straight French Open titles and decreased Nadal’s record to 105-3 in Paris, giving himself the chance to be […]

Novak Djokovic Defeats Rafael Nadal in Instant Classic French Open Semifinal

Rafael Nadal has competed at the French Open 17 times since he first came to Paris in 2005. The Spaniard has won 13 titles in that span. Once (2016) he had to withdraw before the third round with a wrist injury. And only twice had he lost. Until now. Novak Djokovic was one of the […]

Barbora Krejcikova could be first woman in 21 years to win French Open Singles and Doubles Titles

Barbora Krejcikova could be the first woman in 21 years to win both the singles and doubles finals at Roland Garros. The Czech player is unseeded in the singles. Krejčíková is second seed in the doubles with Kateřina Siniaková. The Czech pairing dropped only one set reaching the final, which will take place on Sunday. […]

Stefanos Tsitsipas Defeats Alexander Zverev in Five Sets to Reach First French Open Final

Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3 in the semifinals at the French Open to reach his first Major final. Having made three semifinals at a Grand Slam previously, losing to Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev respectively, it was fourth time lucky for the Greek as he squeaked past Zverev […]