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Novak makes history with 23rd Slam

SERBIAN Novak Djokovic stands alone in history with the most men’s singles Grand Slam titles after winning his third Roland Garros trophy on the weekend. His 23rd major title moved him one clear of Rafael Nadal and three ahead of long-time rival now retired superstar Roger Federer. After overcoming world number one Carlos Alcaraz in […]

Swiatek survives scare to secure Slam

AFTER guaranteeing the number one ranking win, lose or draw post-Roland Garros, Polish star Iga Swiatek fought past a determined Karolina Muchova in three sets. Swiatek looked to have a one hand on the cup midway through the second set, only for the Czech to fight back. Luckily for the top seed, she regained her […]

Sweet Karolina: Muchova makes maiden Slam final

UNSEEDED Czech Karolina Muchova has stopped a potential top two Roland Garros final after coming back from a match point down to defeat Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka. The world number two was up to a 12-game winning streak at Grand Slam’s after winning January’s Australian Open, but the talented Czech got the job done […]

Ruud rolls Rune in Roland Garros quarters

FOR the second successive year, Norwegian Casper Ruud ousted Holger Rune in the Roland Garros quarter finals, surviving a mid-match comeback from the young Dane to win in two hours and 44 minutes. It looked to be a one-sided affair early when Ruud only dropped three games in the first two sets, but had to […]

No escape from Alcaraz for Tsitsipas

IT was brutal at its best, and clinical throughout as world number one Carlos Alcaraz tore apart Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter final at Roland Garos. The Spanish young gun who is hot favourite for the event, destroyed the 2021 finalist, dropping just three games in the first two sets, before requiring a little more […]

Rune rolls on after five-set epic

DANISH young gun Holger Rune is through to the quarter finals of Roland Garros after fending off a stern battle from Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo. The match lasted three hours and 59 minutes, and took until a 10-7 victory in the fifth set super tiebreak for Rune to be announced the winner and through to the […]

Svitolina’s Roland Garros run defies own expectations

HAVING given birth to her first child last October, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina admitted she never would have dreamed to reach a Roland Garros quarter final within eight months. But coming off a title in Strasbourg in the lead-up to the Paris event, Svitolina has ground her way through the first four matches to set up […]

Altmaier finds faith to sink Sinner

AN INCREDIBLE comeback from the brink of defeat saw German Daniel Altmaier save two match points and topple Italian young gun Jannik Sinner in the second round of Roland Garros. The world number 79 German trailed two sets to one and was down 4-5 in the fourth, only to come back and win in a […]

Blinkova back to best, repeats shock upset

FRANCE’S best hope of a Roland Garros title was eliminated overnight, with fifth seed Caroline Garcia suffering a shock defeat at the hands of Russian Anna Blinkova. In a case of history repeating itself, Blinkova came back from a set down to win in three and advance through to the third round of the French […]

Wild win for Thiago in Roland Garros debut

BRAZILIAN qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild produced a stunning upset in his Roland Garros main draw debut, defeating world number two Daniil Medvedev on day three of the French Open. Seyboth Wild needed five sets and four hours and 15 minutes to get the job done, but the clay courter came from behind to win, 7-6 […]

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