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Showing posts with label french open. Show all posts

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Roland Garros 2020 Main Draw

Roland Garros 2020 Main Draw 

 N.Djokovic (1) vs M.Ymer 
H.Dellien vs R.Berankis 
DE.Galan (L) vs C.Norrie 
T.Sandgren vs H.Hurkacz (29) 

 C.Garin (20) vs P.Kohlschreiber 
U.Humbert vs M.Polmans (L) 
J.Vesely vs L.Broady (Q) 
K.Majchrzakvs K.Khachanov (15) 

 R.Bautista Agut (10) vs R.Gasquet 
Y.Uchiyama vs A.Balazs 
G.Pella vs S.Caruso
J.Millman vs P.Carreno Busta (17) 

 JL.Struff (30) vs F.Tiafoe 
D.Altmaier (Q) vs F.Lopez 
L.Harris vs A.Popyrin 
V.Pospisil vs M.Berrettini (7) 

 D.Medvedev (4) vs M.Fucsovics 
A.Mannarino vs A.Ramos-Vinolas 
Q.Halys (W) vs M.Giron 
T.Monteiro vs N.Basilashvili (31) 

 D.Lajovic (22) vs G.Mager 
L.Djere vs K.Anderson 
H.Mayot (W) vs A.Davidovich 
Fokina S.Querrey vs A.Rublev (13)

Fernando Verdasco out of French Open for positive COVID test

Fernando Verdasco out of French Open for positive COVID test Fernando Verdasco withdrew from Roland Garros because of what he believes is a false positive for COVID-19. Verdasco wrote Friday on Twitter – two days before play begins at Roland Garros – that he had COVID-19 in August and did not have symptoms. He said that was followed by negative results until he tested positive this week. Verdasco said he asked for another test, but French Open organizers refused. He said he took other, unofficial tests on his own that came up negative. “It makes me sad and feeling absolutely frustrated,” Verdasco wrote.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Lucas Pouille out of French Open

Lucas Pouille out of French Open Lucas Pouille withdrew from the French Open because he has not recovered from a right elbow operation in July. Pouille has resumed training he does not feel fit enough to play competitively at Roland Garros. The clay-court major begins in 10 days in Paris. “Having to pull out of Roland Garros when you are a French player is heart-breaking,” Pouille said in a statement. “But I have to be realistic and reasonable, the priority is to ensure my elbow heals completely.” Info and photo from Yahoo sports

Monday, June 3, 2019

Nishikori reaches quarters as local favorite Paire loses focus

Nishikori reaches quarters as local favorite Paire loses focus

Kei Nishikori extinguished the hot-headed Benoit Paire's fiery challenge to book his place in the quarter-finals of the French Open with an error-strewn 6-2 6-7(8) 6-2 6-7(8) 7-5 victory on Monday.

Local favorite Paire's lack of focus was the key to a match that was interrupted by failing light on Sunday, as the Japanese seventh seed set up a meeting with 11-times champion Rafa Nadal.

The match resumed on Court Suzanne Lenglen at two sets to one, with Paire taking command in the fourth with an early break.

Thiem tames Monfils to advance into last eight in Paris

Thiem tames Monfils to advance into last eight in Paris
Thiem tames Monfils to advance into last eight in Paris

Dominic Thiem made light work of Gael Monfils as he ended French presence in the singles draw with a no-nonsense 6-4 6-4 6-2 victory to reach the French Open quarter-finals on Monday.

The Austrian fourth seed, widely regarded as the man standing between a final showdown between world number one Novak Djokovic and 11-times champion Rafael Nadal, wiped 14th seed Monfils off Court Philippe Chatrier in expeditious fashion.

He will next face either Russian Karen Khachanov or Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro for a place in the last four, where he could meet Serbian Djokovic.

Wawrinka wins an epic battle against Tsitsipas

Wawrinka won an epic battle against Tsitsipas
Wawrinka wins an epic battle against Tsitsipas

Stan Wawrinka said he was "relieved" after seeing his winner on match point catch the line to end an "amazing" five-set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open last 16 on Sunday.

The 34-year-old reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final since losing the 2017 Roland Garros final to Rafael Nadal, winning 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 after five hours and nine minutes in the longest match of this year's tournament.

The 2015 champion will face close friend Roger Federer next as he looks to improve his 23-3 losing record against his fellow Swiss.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Del Potro claims five-set win over Nishioka

Del Potro claims five-set win over Nishioka
Del Potro claims five-set win over Nishioka

Juan Martin del Potro was pushed to the limit before taming Yoshihito Nishioka to reach the French Open third round on Thursday and showed his respect for the Japanese player's efforts with a bow at the end of a titanic struggle.

Joy was etched all over the Argentine's face when he put away a forehand winner to finally eclipse his plucky opponent 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7(5) 6-2 in an absorbing match.

"After four hours of playing great tennis, for both sides we closed the battle in a very good way," Del Potro told reporters, having bowed before Nishioka at the net after the contest.

Djokovic rolls in France

Djokovic rolls in France
Djokovic rolls in France

Novak Djokovic needed only 95 minutes to beat unseeded Henri Laaksonen 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in a rather uneventful match.

But in an on-court interview afterward, the 32-year-old Serbian revealed that his 4-year-old son Stefan watched him play in person for the first time.

Zverev keeps it simple after first-round scare

Zverev keeps it simple after first-round scare
Zverev keeps it simple after first-round scare

Alexander Zverev kept it simple at the French Open on Thursday as he outplayed Swede Mikael Ymer 6-1 6-3 7-6(3).

Zverev surrendered a two-set lead against Australian John Millman in his opening match before scraping through, but avoided any extra legwork this time.

"Today I was swinging at the ball quite nicely and hitting it very aggressively and it was a very good match for me," the fifth-seeded German whose quarter-final run here last year remains his best Grand Slam result, told reporters.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Federer keeps rolling at Roland Garros

Federer keeps rolling at Roland Garros
Federer keeps rolling at Roland Garros

Roger Federer beat Oscar Otte 6-4 6-3 6-4 in the second-round of the 2019 Roland Garros tennis event.

After closing out his victory with a signature stroke of magic, a silky backhand drop volley played on the walk from mid-court, the Court Philippe Chatrier crowd rose as one.

After a warm handshake with 144th-ranked Otte, who played admirably in the biggest match of his career, Federer milked the applause as the fans broke out into a chant of "Roger, Roger".

Later, pandemonium broke out in the concourse outside the media center as the 20-times Grand Slam champion, who skipped the last three editions of the claycourt showpiece, headed for his post-match duties through hoards of fans.

Tsitsipas beats Dellien to reach third round

Tsitsipas beats Dellien to reach third round
Tsitsipas beats Dellien to reach third round

Stefanos Tsitsipas said patience was the key after beating tricky Bolivian Hugo Dellien to become the first Greek man to reach the French Open third round since 1967 on Wednesday.

The sixth seed eventually won an intriguing claycourt duel 4-6 6-0 6-3 7-5 in front of an appreciative crowd on the stunning Court Simonne Mathieu, but it was a sweat.

Claycourt specialist Dellien, whose opening-round win was the first by a Bolivian player in a Grand Slam tournament since 1984, played a sensational 10th game to take the opening set despite needing treatment on his ankle.

Dimitrov outlasts Cilic in 5-set marathon

Dimitrov outlasts Cilic in 5-set marathon
Dimitrov outlasts Cilic in 5-set marathon

Grigor Dimitrov outlasted Marin Cilic 6-7 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the longest match so far at this year's French Open, which lasted nearly 4+ hours.

"Every win that I have now, I appreciate it," admitted Dimitrov. "I don't really think of who I'm playing against. I just want to have those wins... It was a very, very important match to me, without a doubt, though. Clearly I have struggled the past two, three months. The shoulder hasn't been great. So a lot of moving parts. A lot of changes overall. I feel great, and I'm very, so to speak, focused and excited for what's ahead."

Benoit Paire keeps Paris entertained

Benoit Paire keeps Paris entertained
Benoit Paire keeps Paris entertained

Benoit Paire has been booed off more courts than he'd care to remember but in Paris' gathering gloom on Wednesday evening, he was welcomed back into the arms of Roland Garros after winning a four and a half hour epic to knock out compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

His 6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 6-7 (6/8), 11-9 on Court Suzanne Lenglen saw the mercurial 30-year-old reach the last 32 for the third time.

It also extended the thaw in his often icy relationship with notoriously fickle French crowds which started last weekend when he lifted the title in Lyon.

"Even though I'm playing against Pierre-Hugues, and even when they were supporting Pierre-Hugues, I felt it was perfectly normal.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Video: Roger Federer Press Conference | Roland-Garros 2019 Round 1

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Video: Roger Federer Press Conference | Roland-Garros 2019 Round 1

Watch Roger Federer's press conference after his victory against Lorenzo Sonego at the Roland Garros men first round.

Roger Federer won 6/2; 6/4; 6/4.

Video: Rafael Nadal Press Conference - Roland-Garros 2019 Round 1

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Video: Rafael Nadal Press Conference - Roland-Garros 2019 Round 1

Watch Rafael Nadal's press conference after his win against Yannick Hanfmann at the first round of Roland Garros.

Nadal won 6/2; 6/1; 6/3.

Video: Nadal and Carreno Busta practice at Roland Garros

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Behind the baseline with Rafael Nadal as he practices against Pablo Carreno Busta at 2019 Roland Garros.

Video: Rafa Nadal's road to Roland Garros 2019

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Video: Rafa Nadal's road to Roland Garros 2019

Zverev battles past Millman in Paris

Zverev battles past Millman in Paris
Zverev battles past Millman in Paris

Alexander Zverev outlasted Australia's John Millman in the longest match of the French Open so far, winning 7-6 (4), 6-3, 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-3 on Tuesday in 4 hours and 8 minutes.

"Exactly how I expected it to be honestly. I expected it to be a very long match. I expected it to be a very tough match," said Zverev, who survived three straight three-set matches to win the title last week in Geneva, Switzerland.

Karlovic oldest man to win match at Roland Garros for 46 years

Karlovic oldest man to win match at Roland Garros for 46 years
Karlovic oldest man to win match at Roland Garros for 46 years

Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man to win a match at the French Open for 46 years on Tuesday as he beat Spain's fellow veteran Feliciano Lopez in a first-round duel.

Karlovic, who turned 40 in February, won 7-6(4) 7-5 6-7(7) 7-5 in a match featuring players with a combined age of 77 -- the oldest in a Grand Slam in the professional era.

Karlovic became the oldest man to win at Roland Garros since Torben Ulrich in 1973 at the age of 44. He is also the oldest male player to win a Grand Slam match since Ken Rosewall, also 44, did so at the 1978 Australian Open.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Rafa Nadal wins French Open opener

Rafa Nadal wins French Open opener
Rafa Nadal wins French Open opener

Rafael Nadal quickly adapted to the new surroundings at Roland Garros with a 6-2 6-1 6-3 demolition of Yannick Hanfmann in the first round of the French Open.

On a revamped Court Philippe Chatrier, the 11-times champion wasted little time in despatching Hanfmann after the German had the audacity to say in the run up to the match that he could do 'some damage'.

Nadal will next meet another qualifier, German Yannick Maden.