Roland Garros 2020 – A Statistical Look At 5th Sets

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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 […] READ MORE


Rafael Nadal Crushes Novak Djokovic to Equal Grand Slam Record

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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 […] READ MORE


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

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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 […] READ MORE


French Open Men’s Final Predictions – Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal

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It is the final we all hoped before the tournament began, with world #1 Novak Djokovic set to take on 12-time champion Rafael Nadal for the title in Paris. It is a match that is likely to have enormous impact on the race to finish with the most Grand Slam titles and promises to provide […] READ MORE


French Open Semifinal Predictions Including Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman

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The semifinals of the French Open feature Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic looking to continue their winning streaks against Diego Schwartzman and Stefanos Tsitsipas respectively. Our panel of Yesh Ginsburg, David Gertler, Jim Smith, and Damian Kust offer their predictions. Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman Embed from Getty Images David: Rafael Nadal had to work […] READ MORE


Novak Djokovic and Pablo Carreno Busta Serve Up a Timely Reminder of the Joys of a Four-Setter

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Best-of-five set tennis has come under a determined assault in recent times. Ignoring the apparent lack of evidence to support their case, a number of former-players and journalists have argued that such long matches are out of step with the interests of the viewing public. Ben Rothenberg, one notably determined critic of the format, recently […] READ MORE


Nadia Podoroska On The Edge Of Grand Slam History

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Arriving at the French Open, Nadia Podoroska had never been past the first round at a Grand Slam. She now finds herself in the semifinals at the French Open. Now, having already equalled her compatriot, Gabriela Sabatini’s runs to the last four in 1985, 1987, 1991 and 1992, she will seek to reach her first […] READ MORE


Relentless Diego Schwartzman Reaches Maiden Semifinal in Paris

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Until this year, Diego Schwartzman had never reached the semifinal stage of a Grand Slam. He just produced one of the best performances of his career advancing through to his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at the French Open. Schwartzman was not the only Argentine who advanced through to the semifinals–qualifier Nadia Podoroska shocked World #3 […] READ MORE


How Diego Schwartzman Reached His First Grand Slam Semifinal

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Diego Schwartzman outlasted Dominic Thiem to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final at the 2020 French Open. The Argentine prevailed 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 on Philippe Chatrier in a five-hour-and-eight-minute quarter-final marathon. While Schwartzman had won just a set across his three previous major quarter-final appearances, he went into his fourth […] READ MORE


How Far Can Diego Schwartzman Go?

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Despite reaching the quarterfinals of the 2020 French Open without dropping a set, Diego Schwartzman has somewhat flown under the radar. This is perhaps understandable given the progress of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Dominic Thiem–the three clear front runners for the title. Schwartzman–who is aiming to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal–will face Thiem […] READ MORE