Tsitsipas to face litmus test against former champ Wawrinka

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World #6 Stefanos Tsitsipas is not only a mesmerizing prospect for the future, but also a force in the here and now. Following his hard-fought 7-5 6-3 6-7 7-6 win over the in-form Filip Krajinovic, the 20-year-old became the first Greek in 83 years to reach the last 16 at Roland Garros. And, in arguably […] READ MORE



Londero continues his Paris love affair

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Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Londero wasn’t a name on too many lips heading into the 2019 French Open, but perhaps he should have been. He has, after all, had some fine results on his preferred red clay this year, the highlight surely being his run to the Cordoba Open title during the Golden Swing. It’s a […] READ MORE



Siniakova stuns Osaka in Paris

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After a testing start to the French Open, Naomi Osaka saw her hopes of winning a third straight Grand Slam title come to a crashing halt against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic. Osaka, who had come to within two points of defeat in the first round before again having to rally from a set […] READ MORE



Kei Nishikori: The King of Deciding Sets is Back

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What man is the master of the deciding set (in terms of winning percentage)? First names that come to mind are probably the Big 3. Federer is just 23rd in that matter. Nadal is a little bit better and stands at the 9th position, while Djokovic is a very good guess as he’s the No.2 […] READ MORE


Roger Federer Sharpens the Sword in Round 3 at the French Open

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PARIS– Roger Federer experimented with some of his lesser-used plays and tactics in a match where he hit a staggering 52 winners en route to victory over Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-1, 7-6. 52 winners (which includes 11 aces– it’s the way official stats are kept here at Roland Garros) in a 3-set match. On clay. […] READ MORE