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Fedal part 39 to take place at Roland Garros 2019

Federer

TweetRoger Federer has had many a fine run at Roland Garros and one truly great one, that 2009 title win. Those fine runs- to the semis in 2005 and 2012, and the finals in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011, have all, bar one (2012, lost to Djokovic), ended at the hands of Rafa Nadal. That pattern is likely […]

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Roland Garros 2019 Men’s Draw Breakdown

Djokovic Rome

TweetTwo days. Two whole days until Roland Garros. With plenty of players breaking through this season and a whole host of different champions on the tour, and some old favorites, players and narratives, at the fore, this Roland Garros has the potential to be one of the most historically significant and downright entertaining for a […]

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Roland Garros 2019 Dark Horses

Goffin

TweetA dark horse has not won Roland Garros in some time- Gaston Gaudio, ranked 44 at the time, was the last man to do so in 2004. That was before the Rafa Nadal reign in Paris began, and with the Spaniard still in slam winning form, it’s hard to see another dark horse making a […]

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Roland Garros 2019 The Long shots

del Potro

TweetThey’re not quite favorites, struggling with form or health or lacking experience, and not quite dark horses, ranked too high or too well established. These are the long-shots, the Roland Garros competitors who could get their hands on the trophy if talent, hard work and a few strokes of luck collide. Juan Martin del Potro […]

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Roland Garros 2019 The Favorites The Next in Line

Roland Garros Thiem

TweetRafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic may be the heavy favorites to win Roland Garros this season, but there is still a slam to be played and there are a few other players who could grab the title should their opportunities arise. First up is Dominic Thiem. The Austrian made the final last year and a […]

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Roland Garros 2019 The Favorites A tale of two champions

djokovic nadal

TweetWhen it comes to the Roland Garros 2019 men’s singles title, ask most tennis fans who the favorites are and they will give you two well deserved names: Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The Rome final will have only cemented these names on the tips of tennis fan’s tongues. Rafa Nadal, going into Rome, had […]

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Fabio Fognini a Welcome Addition to the 2019 Champions Roll Call

Fognini

TweetFabio Fognini joined a few exclusive clubs winning the 2019 Monte Carlo Open, one of the most prestigious tennis clubs in the world. He became one of only 28 men to win the title since 1968, one of only two Italians to do so (Nicola Pietrangeli ’68 the other) and he became one of only four men […]

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Men’s 2019 Clay Season Preview 5 Questions

Nadal

TweetIs Rafa Nadal going to win Roland Garros No.12? Nadal has been back practicing on Clay while everyone else was getting all hot and sweaty in Miami. Clay is kinder to Nadal’s much troubled knees and its where his aggressive baseline game is most effective. He’s got an abbreviated serve to help with his ankles […]

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Roger Federer and his 101 Trophies #RF101

Rogers Cup

TweetHistory does and does not repeat itself depending on your history and how you play on the day. For Roger Federer at the age of 37, it’s harder to predict how those days are going to unfold, but when he has his day, the history you get is the kind of glittering, legendary, all conquering […]

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Miami Open Preview Five Questions

TweetThe Miami Open will take place in the new Hard Rock stadium this season with shiny new blue hard courts and improved facilities. The tournament comes hot, quite literally, on the heels of the BNP Paribas Open but it’s more an extension of the party than a hangover and the move from the Californian desert […]

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