Category Archives: Roland Garros

Federer fights past Simon for 36th Major quarter final in a row

TweetRoger Federer has not lost before the quarter-finals of a Major tournament since Gustavo Kuerten beat him in straights in the round of sixteen at Roland Garros in 2004. In his fourth round match against Gilles Simon at this year’s French Open that record looked set to continue as the Swiss raced through the first […]

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Robredo run rolls on at Roland Garros

TweetTommy Robredo came back from two sets to love down and from a break down in each of the last three sets to overcome Nicolas Amalgro in the fourth round of Roland Garros. If that feat were not impressive enough, this was Robredo’s third match in a row coming back from two sets down. This […]

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Haas inches past Isner on thirteenth match point

TweetJohn Isner looked like he might have finally solved the conundrum that was long five setters. It has become a problem that seemed unlikely after his 70-68 win over Mahut at Wimbledon. But tough losses to Matthieu at Roland Garros ’12 and Falla at Wimbledon ’12 only too brutally highlighted the major flaw in his […]

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Monfils budges past Berdych in five

TweetThe draw could not have been tougher for fifth seeded Tomas Berdych: Gael Monfils in the first round. Perhaps cruel is a better word, considering Berdych’s recent fine clay form. The Frenchman in his home Major, the tournament where he has had his greatest successes, on a surface on which he plays better tennis than […]

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Federer’s best last chance in Paris?

TweetThe 2013 French Open could very well be Roger Federer’s best last chance in Paris. Not his last chance, mind. As long as Federer plays, he is in with a chance. Anything could happen in tennis, check 2009 Roland Garros for proof. But his best last chance, most likely. The draw was kind to Federer. […]

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Sharapova one Major away from second tier greats

TweetIf Maria Sharapova wins Roland Garros 2013 not only will she defend her title and win her fifth major, she will lodge herself firmly in the list of second tier greats of the game. Right now she sits at the top, by virtue of her career slam, of the third tier, with the likes of […]

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