French Open Day 2 Men’s Predictions Including Gael Monfils vs Alexander Bublik

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Once again this year hopes for a home champion at the French Open are muted. Gael Monfils is one of the players that French fans will be pinning their hopes on though. His first round match is against Alexander Bublik. Yesh Ginsburg and Damian Kust give their predictions for this and other matches. Gael Monfils […] READ MORE


Dominic Thiem’s tough path to French Open glory

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Dominic Thiem faces a tough draw at the 2020 French Open, as he looks to win a second consecutive Grand Slam title. The Austrian lifted his first Major title at the US Open just two weeks ago. Thiem is largely seen as the third favorite in Paris, after Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. In the […] READ MORE


Roland Garros Men’s Singles Watchability Power Rankings

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Late September, Wilson balls, no Fernando Verdasco for the first time since 2003, there’s a roof…this Roland Garros edition is shaping up to be quite bizarre. At the same time, Rafael Nadal will still teach free lessons to a couple of unlucky souls in the first week. Some things never change. But let’s go straight […] READ MORE


Five Must-Watch French Open First-Round Matches

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The draw for the 124th French Open took place Thursday and gave us something thrilling matches in the first round. Top seeds Novak Djokovic (1) and Rafael Nadal (2) headline either side of the draw. The Spaniard starts his title defense against Egor Gerasimov as he looks for a record 13th French Open crown. He […] READ MORE


Monfils, Medvedev Among Those Entering Roland Garros Without Clay Court Wins

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In the first two months of the season, Gael Monfils compiled a stunning 16-3 win/loss record. The Frenchman’s only losses came at the hands of Australian Open finalists, Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem. Monfils also managed to pick up two main-tour titles at Montpellier and Rotterdam. In his last tournament before the pandemic break, Monfils […] READ MORE




2020 Italian Open Draw Preview

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Note: Please excuse any potential slight issues to our appearance as our site is currently undergoing maintenance. Also, make sure to look at out brand new message boards. The Italian Open, moved from its usual spot in the calendar to the autumn due to the coronavirus pandemic, will begin on Monday. A number of star […] READ MORE


2021 Dreaming: The Australian Open

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Author’s Note: This article is pure fiction. An imaginary glimpse into the future, for distraction and entertainment during the current crisis. Tuesday, February 16, 2021: Some old things are new again; others are just new.  After fits and starts around the world, a major international sporting event ended successfully. “Back to the Fun in ‘21” […] READ MORE


Does a Precocious Triumph at Junior Grand Slam Signal ATP Success?

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Personally, one of my favorite topics in tennis is the development of top junior prospects. It’s fascinating to monitor whether they blossom into bona fide stars or, in turn, never pan out among pros. The sentence “junior dominance may not necessarily translate into a successful professional career” has been repeated beyond saturation. Certain players experience […] READ MORE