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Stan The Marathon Man survives Paris epic

LOOKING strong early, Swiss Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka had a tougher than expected path to the second round needing all five sets to advance through at Roland Garros overnight. The 2015 French Open championship had won all seven previous matches against Albert Ramos-Vinolas, and at two sets to love looked set to do it […]

Déjà vu as Muchova downs Maria in Paris opener

FOR the second successive year, Czech Karolina Muchova has knocked off Greek talent Maria Sakkari at the French Open, grinding out a 7-6 7-5 victory on Court Suzanne Lenglen to advance to the Round of 64. After defeating Sakkari in the second round last year at Roland Garros, Muchova double down on her efforts against […]

Number 22 brings a sense of déjà vu from Nadal

SUPERSTAR Rafael Nadal is back on top of the clay court podium, after defeating Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 to take his 14th French Open crown and 22nd Grand Slam Title. In his first Grand Slam final, Ruud showed patches of resistance but was ultimately no match for Nadal. Nadal jumped to a 2-0 lead […]

Unstoppable Swiatek cruises to second French Open title

IN a performance indicative of her entire tournament, world number one Iga Swiatek bulldozed past teenager Coco Gauff to win her second French Open. The Polish 21-year-old – who became the first Pole to win a Grand Slam title when she collected her first Roland Garros title in 2020 – doubled up her trophy cabinet […]

Ruud stands between Nadal and 14th French Open

NORWEGIAN Casper Ruud is the only thing that stands between Rafael Nadal and further record-breaking feats. The sixth seeded Spaniard already has 13 Roland Garros trophies in his cabinet – 21 majors all up – and will look to extend his lead at the all-time leaderboard with yet another French Open title. He moved through […]

Future of women’s tennis to face off in Paris final

TWO stars of the WTA Tour will face off in the Roland Garros women’s singles final after crushing their respective semi-finals opponents. One current star – world number one and past Grand Slam winner – Iga Swiatek will lock horns with a rising star in American 18th seed Coco Gauff. For Gauff, the United States […]

Cilic winds back clock to oust Rublev

CROATIAN veteran Marin Cilic wound back the clock in a somewhat underrated tennis career, defeating seventh seed Andrey Rublev to advance to the semi-finals of Roland Garros for the first time. The 20th seed has one major title to his name (2014 US Open), but has made finals at both Wimbledon and the Australian Open […]

Rafa wins latest edition of classic battle

DAY 10 of the 2022 French Open saw another instalment of the Novak Djokovic versus Rafael Nadal saga, but this time around it was the Spaniard who took the win, winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 77-64. The world number one was broken in the very first game of the match, which set the tone for how […]

Big names continue to fall in Paris and end draws soon

DAY nine at the 2022 French Open saw more of the big names fall, this time on the men’s side of the draw. One of those was Stefanos Tsitsipas, who lost to unseeded Dane Holger Rune. The teenage world number 40 was pretty clinical in his win over the Greek, winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. […]

Nadal wins marathon to set up duel with Djokovic

FRENCH Open specialist Rafael Nadal is through to the Quarter Finals of this year’s edition, after the Spaniard beat Felix Auger-Aliassime in a five set marathon 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. It was the Canadian who broke first in the opening set of their encounter, breaking Nadal twice on the way to a 5-1 lead. […]

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