French Open

The Legacy of Juan Carlos Ferrero Is Not Over

Juan Carlos Ferrero, also known as “Mosquito Ferrero”, is a former World #1 and the winner of the 2003 French Open. He also won the Davis Cup with Spain three times, and multiple Masters Series events. But the legacy of Ferrero did not end when he retired from professional tennis since his life is still linked […]

Novak Djokovic Can Stand Alone at the Pinnacle in 2021

In these unprecedented times where the sporting world is slowly adjusting to cope with more upheaval as we reach the climax of 2020, the word to describe this year would be “bedlam.” It is easy to forget that tennis, like other sports, paused for nearly six months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which […]

Top Five 2020 Men’s Grand Slam Matches to Remember

2020 was certainly a crazy year for men’s professional tennis. From the introduction of the ATP Cup in what were simpler times to the major coronavirus pandemic hiatus in the tennis calendar, this year will be remembered for many years in the future. And what shouldn’t be forgotten from this year are the amazing matches […]

A Remarkable Run for Andrey Rublev Finally Ends In Paris

Andrey Rublev must hate the sight of Paris. In the last six weeks or so, it is the only place where he has lost on tour, as he followed up his quarterfinal loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open with a defeat last night at the Paris Masters to a revitalised Stan Wawrinka. Outdoors […]

Roland Garros 2020 – A Statistical Look At 5th Sets

The men’s event at Roland Garros finished just a week ago but like any Grand Slam, there’s still a lot to look into and analyze. Throughout the years many questions have always been asked about final sets in Grand Slams, does the player who serves first win a majority, or how about if the winner […]

The Robin Soderling Saga: Opportunities Created…but Not Converted

Roger Federer will always remain indebted to Robin Soderling. The Swede helped the legendary Swiss add the final piece to his Grand Slam puzzle. The 2009 edition of the French Open happened to be Federer’s 11th attempt at the title. The Swiss, then 28, already had an impressive haul of 13 Grand Slam titles in […]

Rafael Nadal Crushes Novak Djokovic to Equal Grand Slam Record

It was a match that, on paper at least, promised much. History was at stake for both men, with neither having an inch to give in the race to finish as the ‘greatest of all time‘. Instead, Rafael Nadal struck a shattering blow, crushing his great rival Novak Djokovic to win his 13th French Open […]

Iga Swiatek Wins French Open, Becomes Poland’s First Singles Grand Slam Champion

Iga Swiatek enjoyed a moment to savour in Paris, storming past an injured Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 to win the French Open and become the first Pole to win a Grand Slam title in singles. Despite having arrived at the tournament in indifferent form, Swiatek was superb throughout the fortnight in Paris, recording a number […]

Novak Djokovic Survives Tough Battle with Stefanos Tsitsipas in French Open Semifinal

Stefanos Tsitsipas has a history of breaking through the “Big 3” in Majors. At the 2019 Australian Open, he took out Roger Federer in four sets. That match was viewed as a potential changing of the guard, though the Greek could not advance past the semifinals there. In fact, in the five Majors since, Tsitsipas […]

French Open Coverage on NBC Disapoints Viewers Once Again

Stefanos Tsitsipas saved a match point on the way to breaking Novak Djokovic in back to back games to take a thrilling third set and extend the match. However, many American fans watching the NBC coverage did not know this happened, as the match was only midway through the second set on NBC. Fans in […]

Men Set for Blockbuster Semifinals

The final four men are known for this year’s Roland Garros and they are ready to give us some thrilling matches in the semifinals. These four men have given their all in this tournament and are worth to be here. Two familiar names, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, are the heavy favorites to be in […]

Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek Leading the Way in the Post-Serena Era of Women’s Tennis

It is a crying shame that just as women’s tennis is getting really interesting, it is effectively about to grind to a halt. The coronavirus-caused cancellation of the Asian swing, which represented the bulk of the WTA Tour’s autumn events, means that the French Open is not only the last Major event of the year […]