Category Archives: Roland Garros

Nadal defeats Ferrer to win eighth title at Roland Garros

TweetRafael Nadal defeated David Ferrer in straight sets to become the first man in tennis history to win eight titles at one Major. Nadal was the heavy favorite before the match but the start of the match suggested it would not be as easy as some had predicted. The match began in a scrappy fashion. […]

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Serena sails to sixteenth slam in Paris

TweetSerena Williams won her second Roland Garros title and her sixteenth Major in Paris today. The American not only capped off what had been an all consuming clay season but also further stamped her dominance on rival Maria Sharapova. And in conquering her demons at Roland Garros in such devastating fashion, Serena went some way […]

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Nadal and Djokovic magic up dramatic tussle in Paris

TweetBefore Roland Garros ’13, there was only one name on people’s lips regarding the question of who could prevent Rafael Nadal from winning the tournament: Novak Djokovic. When the draw was made and the two were pitted to meet each other in the semi-finals, those same lips said it was the final before the final, […]

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Maria the victor over Vika

TweetFacing Vika Azarenka is a nervy affair for Maria Sharapova. The Belorusian has inflicted some heavy defeats on the Russian the last few years, her more consistent ball striking and superior movement getting the better of her rival in some very one-sided encounters. For Maria to defeat Vika she has to play her aggressive best, […]

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Tsonga tames Federer in three

TweetRoger Federer’s exit from the French Open was as tame and brief as his fight to make it to the quarters had been wild and long. And his opponent Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s game was as clear and clean as Federer’s was unkept and error-ridden. That it should be Tsonga who beat the 2009 Roland Garros Champion […]

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Wawrinka wins a battle beyond backhands alone

Gasquet Wawrinka

TweetStanislas Wawrinka and Richard Gasquet battled for four hours and twelve minutes in the last sixteen of the French Open in a match that went beyond a battle of the backhands alone. This was a match that would be settled by not only their strengths but their weaknesses, too. For while both men are famous […]

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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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