Category Archives: Roland Garros

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

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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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Roland Garros 2018 The High and Lows

Tweet  Roland Garros 2018 served up a record 11th title for Rafa Nadal, a nice run from a much derided young gun, and an amusing and to the point outburst from Schwartzman. But while there were some entertaining highs, there were some lows, too- the predictability, the final, and the lack of hi-tech facilities. The […]

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Dominic Thiem Can He Win his First Grand Slam in the Roland Garros Final?

Roland Garros Thiem

TweetDominic Thiem has reached the Roland Garros final after defeating Marco Cecchinato in straight sets and is now into his first ever Grand Slam final. The Tennis Review asks if Thiem can he win his first Grand Slam on Sunday at Roland Garros. Before the tournament, there were doubts as to Thiem’s French Open championship […]

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Roland Garros Men’s Preview Is Rafa Nadal a Definite for Undecima?

Roland Garros

TweetRoland Garros, the clay court slam, has been Rafa Nadal’s territory for ten of the last thirteen years. The Tennis Review looks at the Spaniard’s chances of holding on to the trophy and at the likelihood of his two main rivals, Sascha Zverev and Dominic Thiem, dethroning him. Rafa Nadal (1)- Champion 2005-08, 2010-14, 2017 […]

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Roland Garros 2017 How The Australian Open Impacts The Favorites Chances

Roland Garros 2017

TweetAn Australian Open which featured two of the Big Four, top seeds  Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, lose before the quarter-finals, while the two other members, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, seeded 17th and 9th, contest the final, as well as a feisty run from Stan Wawrinka, has set up an interesting few months of […]

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