Friday, May 24, 2019

French Open 2019 Main Draw | Roland Garros

French Open 2019  | Roland Garros
French Open 2019 Main Draw | Roland Garros

DJOKOVIC Novak SRB [1] vs HURKACZ Hubert POL
QUERREY Sam USA vs MARTINEZ Pedro ESP (Q)
MUNAR Jaume ESP vs CARUSO Salvatore ITA (Q)
STAKHOVSKY Sergiy UKR (L) vs SIMON Gilles FRA [26]

SHAPOVALOV Denis CAN [20] vs STRUFF Jan-Lennard GER
ALBOT Radu MDA vs SANDGREN Tennys USA (Q)
HARRIS Lloyd RSA vs ROSOL Lukas CZE (L)
BEDENE Aljaz SLO vs CORIC Borna CRO [13]

FOGNINI Fabio ITA [9] vs SEPPI Andreas ITA
GARCIA-LOPEZ Guillermo ESP (Q) vs DELBONIS Federico ARG
FRITZ Taylor USA vs TOMIC Bernard AUS
JOHNSON Steve USA vs BAUTISTA AGUT Roberto ESP [18]

LAJOVIC Dusan SRB [30] vs MONTEIRO Thiago BRA (Q)
NORRIE Cameron GBR vs BENCHETRIT Elliot FRA (Q)
YMER Mikael SWE (Q) vs ROLA Blaz SLO (Q)
MILLMAN John AUS vs ZVEREV Alexander GER [5]

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Federer's return to Paris

Federer's return to Paris
Federer's return to Paris

All Roger Federer had to do was strike a few silky forehands in his first practice session at Roland Garros for four years to create something of a social media frenzy this week.

Ever since the 37-year-old announced he was ending his self-imposed French Open exile, anticipation has been growing and video footage of his gentle warmup on Tuesday sent his legions of fans into a frenzy.

It is 10 years since Federer claimed his one and only title on the Parisian dirt -- completing his career slam with victory over Swede Robin Soderling.

Tsonga rallies to reach quarterfinals in Lyon

Tsonga rallies to reach quarterfinals in Lyon
Tsonga rallies to reach quarterfinals in Lyon

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied past Steven Diez on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals and extend his perfect record at the Lyon Open.

Tsonga, the 2017 champion, came within two points of losing but finally prevailed 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 on his sixth match point after 2 hours, 42 minutes.

The clay-court event serves as a warmup for the French Open, which starts Sunday in Paris.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

French Open 2019 Qualy Draw | Roland Garros

French Open 2019  | Roland Garros
French Open 2019 Qualy Draw | Roland Garros

SANDGREN Tennys USA [1] vs WATANUKI Yosuke JPN
MORAING Mats GER vs MARTIN Andrej SVK
BOURGUE Mathias FRA vs VIOLA Matteo ITA
GERASIMOV Egor BLR vs MILOJEVIC Nikola SRB [21]

ISTOMIN Denis UZB [2] vs BROWN Dustin GER
GIMENO-TRAVER Daniel ESP vs GOMEZ Emilio ECU
ZHANG Ze CHN vs HORANSKY Filip SVK
GOMBOS Norbert SVK vs CARUSO Salvatore ITA [31]

LORENZI Paolo ITA [3] vs COUACAUD Enzo FRA
DE GREEF Arthur BEL vs MARCHENKO Illya UKR
CACHIN Pedro ARG vs BENCHETRIT Elliot FRA (W)
DONSKOY Evgeny RUS vs FRATANGELO Bjorn USA [20]

LAAKSONEN Henri SUI [4] vs BRANDS Daniel GER
ARGUELLO Facundo ARG vs BALDI Filippo ITA
ITO Tatsuma JPN vs TATLOT Johan FRA (W)
MARCORA Roberto ITA vs YMER Mikael SWE [32]

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Nadal vs Djokovic in Rome final

Nadal vs Djokovic in Rome final
Nadal vs Djokovic in Rome final

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal won Saturday to advance to the final at the Italian Open, which will be their 54th career meeting.

Djokovic had a challenge in his semifinal match before defeating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to reach his ninth final in Rome.

"He came out with the right game plan," Djokovic said of Schwartzman. "He was hitting the ball clean. He was hitting it fast. He was mixing up the pace. He was drop-shotting really well. It was really hard to read the play."

After the win in the second-set tiebreaker, Schwartzman gained confidence but couldn't take the momentum into the third set.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Kyrgios throws chair, defaults in Rome

Kyrgios throws chair, defaults in Rome
Kyrgios throws chair, defaults in Rome

Nick Kyrgios threw a chair and walked off the court at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome on Thursday and was defaulted.

Kyrgios was trailing Norwegian qualifier Casper Ruud 2-1 in the third set when he walked off the court. He had been warned for ball abuse, lost a point for unsportsmanlike conduct and then was penalized with a game loss for unsportsmanlike conduct, apparently for berating spectators.