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Is Rafael Nadal In Title-Winning Form?

Roland Garros

October 7, 2020

Rafael Nadal is on the charge – and the King of Clay has another great chance to reach the Roland Garros final. Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman provides his last big test before the French Open showpiece. Schwartzman downed US Open champion Dominic Thiem after more than five hours of scintillating rallies and breathtaking tie-breaks. As we […]

Could Polish Sensation Swiatek Win Roland Garros?

Roland Garros

Hands up who predicted a Roland Garros semi-final between Iga Swiatek and Nadia Podoroska? Don’t worry. No one in the entire world came up with that prediction but who’s complaining? It’s the glorious unpredictability of women’s tennis that makes it so fascinating. We’ll have an unknown Grand Slam finalist. We’ll also have a brand new […]

Has Heroic Hugo Hurt Thiem’s Title Hopes?

Roland Garros

October 5, 2020

Even Dominic Thiem applauded Hugo Gaston at times during their five-set epic. The French crowd gave their hero a standing ovation as he left the stage. They chanted ‘Hugo, Hugo,’ as though he had been the winner not Thiem. In a way it was true. Thiem was the one who progressed. But the moral victory […]

Top Seed Halep Is Downed By Swiatek

Roland Garros

October 4, 2020

Iga Swiatek is a name to remember for Wimbledon 2021 – and one that poor Simona Halep will never forget. The top seed had won seventeen matches in succession and was everyone’s hot favourite to take the Roland Garros title once more. Incredibly, Halep was never seriously in the match against Swiatek. Simona recently said […]

Garcia and Gaston Send French Fans Wild

Roland Garros

October 3, 2020

Caroline Garcia and Hugo Gaston had the fans in raptures with their inspirational displays at Roland Garros. They sparked a wonderful assault on the senses. The soundtrack to tennis has returned. There were memorable scenes on the show- courts as our sport enjoyed its noisiest few hours for many months. To have one patriotic eruption […]

Tsitsipas and Ostapenko Impress At Roland Garros

Roland Garros

October 2, 2020

Stefanos Tsitsipas is feeding off the crowd and playing his best tennis again at a Grand Slam. It’s so good to see one of our sport’s genuine new superstars adapt to the big stage once more. ‘I see a lot of people cheering for me and that makes me happy,’ Tsitsipas said after beating claycourt […]

Wawrinka Earns Standing Ovation At Roland Garros

Roland Garros

September 30, 2020

There’s no finer sight in tennis than Stan Wawrinka unleashing a backhand. The effortless single-handed swish, the unparalleled power, a timeless shot, pinged with such poise and balance. The fans on Suzanne-Lenglen couldn’t get enough of Wawrinka and his magic. We know it can’t last forever. But Stan rolled back the years on his favourite […]

Djokovic Joins In With Crowd’s Applause

Roland Garros

For Novak Djokovic, it was a fairly simple day at the office. And after what happened at the US Open, he could certainly appreciate one of those. But there was one very special moment for a variety of reasons First the basic facts. Djokovic beat Mikael Ymer in straight sets and only lost five games. […]

Nadal And Thiem Already On Collision Course

Roland Garros

September 29, 2020

Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem already seem destined for an epic semi-final clash at Roland Garros. But fourth seed Daniil Medvedev won’t be fulfilling any such potential this time round. The meltdown king smashed his racquet and was penalised the final point in a bad-tempered second-set tie-break. Hungarian Marton Fucsovics stayed calmer and came through […]

Amazing Coco Takes Down Konta, Murray Also Falls

Roland Garros

September 28, 2020

Coco Gauff just reminded us why we cheered for her so passionately at Wimbledon last year. Her spirit and ability to surprise is immensely entertaining and admirable – even when a British player is on the receiving end. The sixteen-year-old American took down Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-3 at Roland Garros. Coco’s latest giant-killing feat […]

Murray And Konta In Magical Openers At Roland Garros

Roland Garros

September 25, 2020

There must have been a wry smile on Andy Murray’s face after he heard the Roland Garros draw. Only a few days ago, as he practised on the famous Parisian clay once more, Murray reflected on a pivotal moment in his career. Andy told his Instagram followers: ‘Been a long journey to get back on […]

Djokovic Makes More History In Rome

Locker Room

September 21, 2020

Novak Djokovic showed yet again why so many people regard him as the best player in the world. The incredible Djokovic won his 36th Masters 1000 title to go one ahead of the great Rafael Nadal. You wonder whether the Spaniard or anyone else will win more than Novak now. Djokovic always seems to find […]

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