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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. […]

Giorgi storms past Sabs into fourth round

A RIDICULOUSLY dominant last two sets has resulted in 28th Italian Camila Giorgi claiming a three set win over seventh seed Aryna Sabalenka to advance through to the fourth round at Roland Garros. Giorgi dropped the first set 6-4, before taking complete control of the match against the powerful player to win the last two […]

Teichmann ousts Azarenka in three-hour epic

SWISS talent Jil Teichmann flew the flag for her nation, becoming the sole player into the Roland Garros fourth round after defeating Belarusian Victoria Azarenka in an epic three-set match lasting more than three hours. On the same day that her higher ranked compatriot Belinda Bencic fell to US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez, Teichmann was […]

Women’s draw opens up even further at Roland Garros

AS the 2022 French Open progresses, the women’s draw is opening up more and more as more of the top seeds fall. The latest seed to fall was Karolina Pliskova, with the 8th seed losing to Frenchwoman Leolia Jeanjean. The world number 227 was far too strong for the Czech, winning 6-2, 6-2. It was […]

Fans treated to escape from Alcaraz

A FOUR and a half hour epic battle saw an escape from Carlos Alcaraz, who fought back from a two sets to one deficit against fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the second round of Roland Garros yesterday. The rising star and sixth seed is one of the favourites at the tournament, and a player seemingly […]

Swan-Tsong(a) for Jo-Wilfred at Roland Garros as favourites make it through

UNLIKE the first two days of the 2022 French Open, day three was not as much of a bloodbath for the favourites. Unfortunately for fan favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, day three meant an end to his illustrious career. Despite the warm reception he got pre match out on Philippe Chatrier, he was no match for eighth […]

Big names continue to fall at Roland Garros

DAY 2 at French Open 2022 saw more big names continue to fall at Roland Garros. The biggest casualty of the second day was reigning women’s champion Barbora Krejcikova, who was undone by world number 97 Diane Parry. The win was Parry’s first at Roland Garros, and it was a maiden win to remember, with […]

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