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ATP Tour wrap: Djoker and Rafa to meet in semis

A BLOCKBUSTER semi-final awaits between the King of Clay and the world number one, after Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic both booked their spots through to the Roland Garros final four. Neither player had it completely their own way, with Nadal having to overcome 10th seed Argentinian Diego Schwartzman in four sets 6-3 4-6 6-4 […]

WTA Tour wrap: Major semi-final debutants set as Pavlyuchenkova and Zidansek clash

A HUGE first Roland Garros semi-final has been set, after Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Slovenian Tamara Zidansek both overcame tough opposition to win in three sets and in the process, both enter the semi-final stage of a grand slam for the first time. Both players were forced into overtime third set deciders against their respective higher ranked opposition. […]

ATP Tour wrap: Tsitsipas and Zverev to contest Roland Garros semi-final

THE Roland Garros quarter finals arrived with a bang, as two huge matches played out with both going perfectly to plan for two competitors, seeing both Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev lock in the first 2021 semi-final. But whilst the latter made it through to the penultimate stage with relative ease, the former did not […]

WTA Tour wrap: Historic victories pile up as quarter finalists emerge

IT was a clean sweep on Day 9 of Roland Garros action, with the women’s draw seeing all four matches play out in straight sets and relatively confident wins at that. A couple more seeds fell, as one unseeded player remains in this half of the draw. In a day of fast finishes, it was […]

ATP Tour wrap: Bring on the final eight

EXCITING fourth round action continued at Roland Garros overnight, with headliners Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal gaining victories to become the first ever ATP players to reach 15 French Open quarter-finals. Djokovic overcame a scare from 19-year-old Lorenzo Musetti, losing the first two sets before coming back to win 6-7 6-7 6-1 6-0 4-0 in […]

WTA Tour wrap: Serena denied on day of upsets

DAY 8 of the Roland Garros women’s draw saw upsets aplenty as all four Round of 16 encounters went the way of the underdog, setting up two intriguing quarter finals clashes. Doubles partners Elena Rybakina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova have set up a huge match next round following respective wins over Grand Slam champions Serena Williams and […]

ATP Tour wrap: Medvedev and Tsitsipas to clash in quarters

THE men’s Roland Garros draw boasts a hugely competitive mix of players, with the Round of 16 action overnight proving just how tight the contest still is, with all three seeded favourites completing straight sets victories and only the unseeded clash going an extra set on a huge day of action. Second and fifth seeds Daniil […]

ATP Tour wrap: Seeds remain untouchable as Italian trio prevails

AN enticing Round of 16 is set at the 2021 Roland Garros tournament, with the men’s draw completing its Round of 32 yesterday boasting six seeded wins and little doubt in the top players’ ability to continue their runs. Meanwhile, two Italian teens joined a seeded compatriot in the fourth round. It was a predictable […]

ATP Tour wrap: Davidovich Fokina ousts Ruud in five as big guns advance to fourth round

ALEJANDRO Davidovich Fokina provided the upset of the day in the men’s Roland Garros action, knocking out 15th seed Norwegian and clay court specialist Casper Ruud in five sets. The match was a momentum-swinging contest, with Ruud funnily enough only dropping two games total in the sets he won, but not able to close out […]

WTA Tour wrap: Sabalenka fails again as Grand Slam champions advance

IT was unfortunately a case of history repeating itself, as Belarusian third seed Aryna Sabalenka bowed out in the third round of Roland Garros. Despite a brilliant 2020 season where she collected just about every title she could in the finale of the interrupted year, going deep in a Grand Slam still eludes the world […]

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