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Carlos Alcaraz Wins Roland Garros After Thrilling Final

Roland Garros

June 9, 2024

Carlos Alcaraz has won Roland Garros after a typically intense gladiatorial showdown with Alexander Zverev. The Spaniard has now won Slams on all three surfaces at an almost absurdly young age – and there seems no stopping him. Carlos Alcaraz to defend his crown on grass at Wimbledon 2024? Few would bet against it now. […]

Iga Swiatek Wins Roland Garros. Now for Wimbledon 2024?

Roland Garros

June 8, 2024

Iga Swiatek was at her ferocious best to fend off the audacious early challenge of Jasmine Paolini. And once she had tamed the underdog and put doubts in her mind, it was one-way traffic and a very public demonstration of utter ruthlessness as Swiatek slashed her way to a 6-2, 6-1 thrashing. That was the […]

Carlos Alcaraz will play Alexander Zverev in Roland Garros Final

Roland Garros

June 7, 2024

Carlos Alcaraz says doesn’t mind suffering. And he might have to suffer some more in the Roland Garros final. There he will play the controversial Alexander Zverev. And Sascha’s problems off court don’t seem to be bothering him one bit. Ordinarily it might be more straightforward to predict that Alcaraz will be crowned Roland Garros […]

Iga Swiatek Should Win Final but Beware that Paolini Forehand!

Roland Garros

June 6, 2024

Iga Swiatek produced a typically ruthless performance and remained calmer than Coco Gauff in a dramatic semi-final at Roland Garros. Then a beaming Italian called Jasmine Paolini crushed young Russian Mirra Andreeva to reach her first Grand Slam final. Poor Andreeva was in tears every time she was broken in the second set of a […]

Mirra Andreeva Through at 17 – Women’s Quarter-Finals Thrill!

Roland Garros

Teenager Mirra Andreeva commanded our attention as the women’s quarter-finals served up three-set thrillers at Roland Garros. We have often highlighted how women’s tennis is more than holding its own against the men for sheer entertainment value. Wimbledon 2024 will surely show us yet again how spectacular women’s matches have become. Centre Court awaits all […]

Carlos Alcaraz Pays Tribute to New Number One Jannik Sinner

Roland Garros

June 5, 2024

Carlos Alcaraz dismissed the feeble challenge of Stefanos Tsitsipas – and then paid tribute to a far more formidable foe. Jannik Sinner will become the new world number one on Monday – whatever happens for the rest of Roland Garros. The forced withdrawal of Novak Djokovic due to a torn meniscus left the way open […]

Novak Djokovic Moves Clear of Roger Federer for Major Wins

Roland Garros

June 4, 2024

Novak Djokovic looked for all the world an injured and beaten man against Argentine ace Francisco Cerundolo. He didn’t even move to try and stay in some rallies. It appeared he was about to be put to the sword as the underdog closed in for the kill. But as we have seen so many times […]

Stefanos Tsitsipas plays Alcaraz in Roland Garros Grudge Match

Roland Garros

June 3, 2024

Stefanos Tsitsipas is fed up with losing to Carlos Alcaraz. You can see the hurt in his eyes. More than that, he is slightly irritated by the honesty the young Spaniard displays when he talks about the Greek. After all, you are not supposed to find it easy against a colossus like Tsitsipas. You are […]

Novak Djokovic and Sascha Zverev Win Through the Hard Way

Roland Garros

June 2, 2024

Novak Djokovic summoned the inner warrior in the early hours of a chilly Parisian night. Most of the Roland Garros spectators had gone home. But Novak suddenly called upon those remaining to turn up the volume. He had goaded his own team and manufactured sufficient anger to stay in the fight when all seemed lost. […]

Women’s Tennis Is Stealing the Show More and More These Days!

Locker Room

June 1, 2024

Women’s tennis is every bit as thrilling as the men’s game. And you only have to look back at the merry month of May 2024 for further proof of this growing trend. The Madrid final between Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka wasn’t just the best women’s match this year – it was the best tennis […]

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