Showing posts with label french open. Show all posts
Showing posts with label french open. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rafa wins 9th French Open title

Rafa wins 9th French Open title

Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.

The pressure he applies, from set to set, game to game, point to point, shot to shot. That bullwhip of a high-bouncing, topspin lefty forehand. Those quick-reflex returns that help him break an opponent's serve - and his will.

Doing what he does so well on the red clay of Roland Garros, a surface and site he dominates so completely, the No. 1-seeded Nadal wore down No. 2 Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in a muggy final Sunday to win his ninth French Open championship and fifth in a row, both records.

''For me,'' Nadal said, ''playing here in Roland Garros is just unforgettable, forever.''

It is also his 14th Grand Slam title overall, tying the 28-year-old Spaniard with Pete Sampras for the second most by a man, behind only Roger Federer's 17.

Friday, May 23, 2014

2014 Roland Garros Draw - French Open

2014 Roland Garros Draw - French Open The 2014 French Open Draw was released... take a look Rafael Nadal (ESP/N.1) - Robby Ginepri (USA/W) Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA/W) - Dominic Thiem (AUT) Calificación - Leonardo Mayer (ARG) Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) - Vasek Pospisil (CAN/N.30) Nicolas Almagro (ESP/N.21) - Jack Sock (USA) Steve Johnson (USA) - Calificación Dusan Lajovic (SRB) - Federico Delbonis (ARG) Jurgen Zopp (EST) - Tommy Haas (GER/N.16) Grigor Dimitrov (BUL/N.11) - Ivo Karlovic (CRO) Calificación - Daniel Brands (GER) Axel Michon (FRA/W) - Bradley Klahn (USA) St‚phane Robert (FRA) - Kevin Anderson (RSA/N.19) Andreas Seppi (ITA/N.32) - Santiago Giraldo (COL) Juan Mónaco (ARG) - Lucas Pouille (FRA/W) Calificación - Calificación Igor Sijsling (NED) - David Ferrer (ESP/N.5) Stan Wawrinka (SUI/N.3) - Guillermo García-López (ESP) Adrian Mannarino (FRA) - Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) Donald Young (USA) - Dudi Sela (ISR) Calificación - Feliciano López (ESP/N.26) Gael Monfils (FRA/N.23) - Victor Hanescu (ROU) Albano Olivetti (FRA/W) - Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) Benjamin Becker (GER) - Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) Calificación - Fabio Fognini (ITA/N.14) Richard Gasquet (FRA/N.12) - Bernard Tomic (AUS) Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) - Carlos Berlocq (ARG) Matthew Ebden (AUS) - Pablo Cuevas (URU) Micha‰l Llodra (FRA/W) - Fernando Verdasco (ESP/N.24) Philipp Kohlshreiber (GER/N.28) - Pere RIBA (ESP) Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) - Denis Istomin (UZB) Marinko Matosevic (AUS) - Dustin Brown (GER) Andrey Golubev (KAZ) - Andy Murray (GBR/N.7) Tomas Berdych (CZE/N.6) - Calificación Somdev Devvarman (IND) - Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) Alejandro Falla (COL) - BenoŒt Paire (FRA) Calificación - Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP/N.27) Tommy Robredo (ESP) - Calificación Albert Montañ‚s (ESP) - Kenny De Schepper (FRA) Nicolas Mahut (FRA) - Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA/W) - John Isner (USA/N.10) Mikhail Youzhny (RUS/N.15) - Pablo Carreño (ESP) Radek Stepanek (CZE) - Facundo Arguello (ARG) Calificación - Julien Benneteau (FRA) Lukasz Kubot (POL) - Ernests Gulbis (LAT/N.18) Dmitry Tursunov (RUS/N.31) - Calificación Filippo Volandri (ITA) - Sam Querrey (USA) Calificación - Calificación Lukas Lacko (SVK) - Roger Federer (SUI/N.4) Milos Raonic (CAN/N.8) - Nick Kyrgios (AUS/W) Lukas Rosol (CZE) - Jiri Vesely (CZE) Michael Russell (USA) - Alejandro Gonz lez (COL) Calificación - Gilles Simon (FRA/N.29) Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR/N.20) - Albert Ramos (ESP) Ivan Dodig (CRO) - Marcel Granollers (ESP) Robin Haase (NED) - Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) Martin Klizan (SVK) - Kei Nishikori (JPN/N.9) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA/N.13) - Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) David Goffin (BEL) - Jurgen Melzer (AUT) Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) - Michal Przysiezny (POL) Victor Estrella (DOM) - Jerzy Janowicz (POL/N.22) Marin Cilic (CRO/N.25) - Pablo Andujar (ESP) Calificación - Tobias Kamke (GER) J‚r‚my Chardy (FRA) - Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) Joao Sousa (POR) - Novak Djokovic (SRB/N.2)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Rafa Nadal wins 8th French Open title

Rafa Nadal wins 8th French Open title

Is this unbelievable or what??? Rafael Nadal won his eighth singles title at the French Open after crushing David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final.

Rafa has an amazing 59-1 record at Roland Garros and it looks like as long as he is healthy noone will take this title away from him.

“That’s just amazing … That’s more than I can even dream about,” Nadal said, “but here we are today. [As a kid wanting to be a professional tennis player,] I never thought about something like this. I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who supported me throughout my career. Without them I would not be here today.”

"I never like to compare years, but it's true that this year means something very special for me," Nadal added. "When you have a period of time like I had (7 month out of the tour due to knee injuries), you realize that you don't know if you will have the chance to be back here with this trophy another time."

"Rafael was better than me," said Ferrer. "He didn't make mistakes."

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Can Rafael Nadal Rule at Roland Garros and Wimbledon Again?


Can Rafael Nadal Rule at Roland Garros and Wimbledon Again?

While Novak Djokovic is the undisputed number one in men's tennis, there is no doubt that he is the second favorite going into the Roland Garros grand slam. The French Open is, and has always been, Rafael Nadal's home court. He may be from Spain, but Nadal has made the clay of Paris the court where he feels most comfortable. He has only lost ONE match at Roland Garros during his entire career. That is an incredible run, spanning close to a decade. His only loss came when he was half injured, so what chance does Djokovic, or anyone for that matter, have of beating Nadal?

The greatest threat to Nadal will come from the world number one, and the two are set to meet in the semi final stage. This will be a monumental clash, with Novak Djokovic determined to break Nadal's stranglehold at Roland Garros. Interestingly, Djokovic has never had the best record in the French Open. So he has two reasons for wanting to do very well there this season. The two will give everything in their semi final, which could play into the hands of another tennis great. Roger Federer will most likely be the one waiting for the outcome of the Nadal/Djokovic semi final, with his route to the final considerably easier.

Federer does not have Murray to deal with this time, as Andy suffered an injury before this tournament. In addition, Gael Monfis just took care of the seventh seed, Tomas Berdych. If Federer plays anywhere close to his best tennis, he is a shoe in for the final. In addition, the fatigue of Nadal and Djokovic could play into his hands as he bids to win this grand slam. Those two will end up playing a three to five hour semi final, while Federer's match should be a lot shorter.

Tennis tickets are available for this year's French Open.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The French Open is here, who dares to bet against Nadal?






The French Open is here, who dares to bet against Nadal?
Is this time of the year again, the time when Rafael Nadal makes history and breaks records at the French Open.  

The defending champion has won  the major in Paris 7 times and has a 52-1 record which makes it very difficult to think that another  tennis player can take this title away from him if he is healthy and playing the way he has being playing lately.

Rafa played eight tennis tournaments in 2013, has claimed the trophy in six occasions with a 36-2 match record.

 He lost the final of Viña del Mar to Horacio Zeballos in his first tournament of the season after 7 month out the ATP Tour because of injury, and was beaten by Novak Djokovic at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters final in April.

2013 French Open Day 4 Results | Wednesday May 29th

2013 French Open Day 4 Results | Wednesday May 29th

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Benoit Paire (FRA) [24] def. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 3-6 7-6(1) 6-4 6-4
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) [8] def. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-2 7-6(4) 6-1
Lukasz Kubot (POL) def. Maxime Teixeira (FRA) 6-4 5-7 7-6(7) 6-2
Horacio Zeballos (ARG) def. Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 7-6(9) 6-4 6-7(4) 2-6 8-6

Men's Singles - 2nd Round
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [6] def. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 7-6(6) 6-4 6-3
Gael Monfils (FRA) def. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(4) 6-2
Milos Raonic (CAN) [14] def. Michael Llodra (FRA) 7-5 3-6 7-6(3) 6-2
Roger Federer (SUI) [2] def. Somdev Devvarman (IND) 6-2 6-1 6-1
Julien Benneteau (FRA) [30] def. Tobias Kamke (GER) 7-6(9) 7-5 5-7 0-6 6-4
David Ferrer (ESP) [4] def. Albert Montanes (ESP) 6-2 6-1 6-3
Gilles Simon (FRA) [15] def. Pablo Cuevas (URU) 6-7(2) 6-1 6-1 6-1
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) [11] def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 6-2 6-4 6-3
Tommy Robredo (ESP) [32] def. Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-7(2) 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-1
Andreas Seppi (ITA) [20] def. Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 6-0 7-6(3) 6-7(2) 4-6 6-3
Sam Querrey (USA) [18] def. Jan Hajek (CZE) 6-4 7-5 6-4
Marin Cilic (CRO) [10] def. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 6-4 6-2 6-2
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) [25] def. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-1 7-5 6-4
Viktor Troicki (SRB) def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-0 6-7(7) 6-4
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) def. Joao Sousa (POR) 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4
Kevin Anderson (RSA) [23] def. Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 6-7(8) 6-1 7-5 6-2


Men's Doubles - 1st Round Complete
Jonathan Dasnieres De Veigy (FRA) / Florent Serra (FRA) def. Marinko Matosevic (AUS) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 7-6(4) 7-6(6)
Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) / Potito Starace (ITA) def. Sanchai Ratiwatana (THA) /Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA) 6-4 6-1
Marcel Granollers (ESP) [2] / Marc Lopez (ESP) [2] def. Jaroslav Levinsky (CZE) /Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 4-2 Ret.
David Marrero (ESP) [8] / Fernando Verdasco (ESP) [8] def. Johan Brunstrom (SWE) /Raven Klaasen (RSA)6-3 6-2
Ivan Dodig (CRO) [12] / Marcelo Melo (BRA) [12] def. Victor Hanescu (ROU) / Gilles Muller (LUX) 6-7(4) 6-4 6-1
Max Mirnyi (BLR) [5] / Horia Tecau (ROU) [5] def. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) / Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-0 7-6(3)
Eric Butorac (USA) / Jack Sock (USA) def. Martin Klizan (SVK) / Igor Zelenay (SVK) 6-4 6-4
Robert Lindstedt (SWE) [3] / Daniel Nestor (CAN) [3] def. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) / Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 7-6(8) 7-6(4)
Mikhail Elgin (RUS) / Denis Istomin (UZB) def. Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) [11] /Scott Lipsky (USA) [11]1-6 6-3 6-4
Andre Begemann (GER) / Martin Emmrich (GER) def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / Albert Ramos (ESP)6-3 4-6 6-3
Jamie Murray (GBR) / John Peers (AUS) def. Julian Knowle (AUT) [15] /Filip Polasek (SVK) [15] 7-6(5) 7-6(5)


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

French Open 2013 Day 3 Results | Tuesday May 28th

2013 French Open Day 3 Results | Tuesday May 28th


Men's Singles - 1st Round
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] def. David Goffin (BEL) 7-6(5) 6-4 7-5
Tommy Haas (GER) [12] def. Guillaume Rufin (FRA) 7-6(4) 6-1 6-3
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) def. Florent Serra (FRA) 6-3 6-4 7-5
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [9] def. Thiemo De Bakker (NED) 7-5 6-3 6-7(1) 7-5
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) def. Marc Gicquel (FRA) 6-2 6-3 6-1
Jack Sock (USA) def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 6-2 6-2 7-5
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [16] def. Jiri Vesely (CZE) 7-6(3) 1-6 7-5 6-2
Federico Delbonis (ARG) def. Julian Reister (GER) 6-7(2) 6-1 6-0 6-4
Guido Pella (ARG) def. Ivan Dodig (CRO) 4-6 6-4 6-3 2-6 12-10
Victor Hanescu (ROU) def. Bernard Tomic (AUS) 7-5 7-6(8) 2-1 Ret.
Denis Istomin (UZB) def. Florian Mayer (GER) [28] 4-6 6-3 7-5 Ret.
Lucas Pouille (FRA) def. Alex Kuznetsov (USA) 6-1 7-6(2) 6-2
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) [29] def. Pablo Andujar (ESP) 4-6 6-4 6-2 6-3
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) def. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) [22] 7-6(7) 6-4 7-6(7)
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [26] def. Alejandro Falla (COL) 6-4 1-0 Ret.
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) def. Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-4 6-4 2-1 Ret.

Mens doubles first round
Philipp Marx (GER) / Florin Mergea (ROU) def. Gael Monfils (FRA) /Josselin Ouanna (FRA) 6-3 7-6(4)
Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) [16] / Marcin Matkowski (POL) [16] def. Jan Hajek (CZE) /Radek Stepanek (CZE) 7-5 6-3
Alexander Peya (AUT) [7] / Bruno Soares (BRA) [7] def. James Cerretani (USA) /Lukas Lacko (SVK) 6-2 3-6 6-1
Frantisek Cermak (CZE) / Michal Mertinak (SVK) def. Benjamin Becker (GER) /Philipp Petzschner (GER) 6-2 2-1 Ret.
Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL) def. Xavier Malisse (BEL) /Ken Skupski (GBR) 6-4 4-6 6-3
Aljaz Bedene (SLO) / Grega Zemlja (SLO) def. Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) /Rajeev Ram (USA) 4-6 6-4 6-4
Christopher Kas (GER) / Oliver Marach (AUT) def. Robin Haase (NED) /Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3
Tomasz Bednarek (POL) / Jerzy Janowicz (POL) def. Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) [4] /Rohan Bopanna (IND) [4] 7-5 6-4
Jonathan Erlich (ISR) / Andy Ram (ISR) def. Daniele Bracciali (ITA) [14] /Fabio Fognini (ITA) [14] 7-6(3) 6-4
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) [9] / Leander Paes (IND) [9] def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) /Nicolas Renavand (FRA) 6-3 6-3
Bob Bryan (USA) [1] / Mike Bryan (USA) [1] def. Jonathan Eysseric (FRA) / Fabrice Martin (FRA) 6-3 6-4

Monday, May 27, 2013

French Open Day 3 Tuesday Order of Play | May 28th 2013

French Open Day 3 Tuesday Order of Play | May 28th 2013

Court Philippe Chatrier
11:00 AM

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Marion Bartoli (FRA) [13]vs.Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1]vs.David Goffin (BEL)
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Nicolas Mahut (FRA)vs.Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) [8]
Women's Singles - 1st Round
Elena Vesnina (RUS)vs.Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [3]

Court Suzanne Lenglen
11:00 AM

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Tommy Haas (GER) [12]vs.Guillaume Rufin (FRA)
Women's Singles - 1st Round
Alize Cornet (FRA) [31]vs.Maria Joao Koehler (POR)
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Benoit Paire (FRA) [24]vs.Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Women's Singles - 1st Round
Petra Kvitova (CZE) [7]vs.Aravane Rezai (FRA)

Court 1
11:00 AM

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)vs.Samantha Stosur (AUS) [9]
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Florent Serra (FRA)vs.Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [9]vs.Thiemo De Bakker (NED)
Women's Singles - 1st Round
Nina Bratchikova (POR)vs.Maria Kirilenko (RUS) [12]

French Open 2013 Day 2 Results | Monday May 27th

2013 French Open Day 2 Results | Monday May 27th

Men's Singles - 1st Round

Rafael Nadal (ESP) [3] def. Daniel Brands (GER) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4 6-3
Gael Monfils (FRA) def. Tomas Berdych (CZE) [5] 7-6(8) 6-4 6-7(3) 6-7(4) 7-5
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [6] def. Aljaz Bedene (SLO) 6-2 6-2 6-3
Richard Gasquet (FRA) [7] def. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-1 6-4 6-3
Julien Benneteau (FRA) [30] def. Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 7-6(5) 6-3 5-7 7-6(5)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) def. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 6-4 4-6 7-6(9) 4-6 6-2
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) def. Martin Alund (ARG) 6-2 4-6 6-1 6-0
John Isner (USA) [19] def. Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 6-3 6-4 6-4
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) [11] def. Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-3
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) def. Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) 6-1 7-6(4) 6-3
Martin Klizan (SVK) def. Michael Russell (USA) 3-6 6-3 6-1 Ret.
Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) def. Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 7-6(7) 2-6 7-6(2) 6-2
Pablo Cuevas (URU) def. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-3 2-6 6-3 5-7 7-5
Jerzy Janowicz (POL) [21] def. Albert Ramos (ESP) 7-6(3) 7-5 6-3
Kei Nishikori (JPN) [13] def. Jesse Levine (CAN) 6-3 6-2 6-0
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) def. Marcel Granollers (ESP) [31] 7-5 2-6 6-4 4-6 6-4
Marin Cilic (CRO) [10] def. Philipp Petzschner (GER) 6-1 6-2 6-3
Tobias Kamke (GER) def. Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 6-3 6-3 3-6 0-6 6-3
Albert Montanes (ESP) def. Steve Johnson (USA) 6-4 3-6 6-3 3-6 6-1
Igor Sijsling (NED) def. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 6-4 6-3 6-2
Ryan Harrison (USA) def. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-3 6-4 7-6(4)
Grega Zemlja (SLO) def. Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-1 6-4 6-1
Lukas Rosol (CZE) def. Pere Riba (ESP) 6-3 6-4 6-4
Fabio Fognini (ITA) [27] def Andreas Beck (GER) 6-3 7-5 6-3
Michal Przysiezny (POL) def. Rhyne Williams (USA) 6-3 6-7(5) 7-5 7-5
Tommy Robredo (ESP) [32] def. Jurgen Zopp (EST) 6-3 6-2 6-1
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) def. Juan Monaco (ARG) [17] 4-6 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4 6-4
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) def. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 7-6(4) 7-6(8) 7-6(11)
Robin Haase (NED) def. Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 6-4 7-6(3) 2-6 6-3

2013 French Open Photo Gallery | Part 1

2013 French Open Photo Gallery | Part 1

The French Open in underway and here we have the first photo gallery... Pics from day 1 action, practice and qualy :) Enjoy...

jesi3781's 2013RG album on Photobucket

Roland Garros 2013 Mixed Doubles Draw


Roland Garros 2013 Mixed Doubles Draw

(1)Mirza/Lindstedt v Black/Qureshi
Cirstea/Marrero v Hsieh/Nielsen
Petrova/Cabal v Minella/Peya
Rodionova/Gonzalez v (7)Dellacqua/Bhupathi

(3)Srebotnik/Zimonjic v Garcia/Gicquel
Watson/Marray v Lim/Chardy
Zhang/Knowle v Kops-Jones/Huey
Spears/Lipsky v (5)Mladenovic/Nestor

(8)Huber/Melo v Beltrame/Paire
Jankovic/Paes v Voskoboeva/Bracciali
Peschke/Matkowski v Hlavackova/Douhly
Foretz Gacon/Roger-Vasselin v (4)Raymond/Soares

(6)Groenefeld/Tecau v Coin/Mahut
Flipkens/Fleming v Cornet/Simon
Hradecka/Cermak v Barty/Bopanna
Hantuchova/Rojer v (2)Vesnina/Mirnyi

French Open Day 2 Monday Order of Play | May 27th 2013

French Open Day 2 Monday Order of Play | May 27th 2013

Court Philippe Chatrier
11:00 AM

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Na Li (CHN) [6]vs.A. Medina Garrigues (ESP)
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [3]vs.Daniel Brands (GER)
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Tomas Berdych (CZE) [5]vs.Gael Monfils (FRA)
Women's Singles - 1st Round
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)vs.Maria Sharapova (RUS) [2]

Court Suzanne Lenglen
11:00 AM

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [4]vs.Shahar Peer (ISR)
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [6]vs.Aljaz Bedene (SLO)
Women's Singles - 1st Round
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [10]vs.Laura Robson (GBR)
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)vs.Richard Gasquet (FRA) [7]

Friday, May 24, 2013

French Open 2013 Main Draw


French Open 2013 Main Draw

Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] - David Goffin (BEL)
Ivan Dodig (CRO) - Guido Pella (ARG)
Alex Kuznetsov (USA) [WC] - Lucas Pouille (FRA) [WC]
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [26] - Alejandro Falla (COL)

Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) [22] - Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
Bernard Tomic (AUS) - Victor Hanescu (ROU)
Simone Bolelli (ITA) - Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [16] - Qualifier

Tommy Haas (GER) [12] - Guillaume Rufin (FRA)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) - Qualifier
Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) - Ryan Harrison (USA)
John Isner (USA) [19] - Carlos Berlocq (ARG)

Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) [29] - Pablo Andujar (ESP)
Federico Delbonis (ARG) - Qualifier
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) - Marc Gicquel (FRA) [WC]
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) [8] - Nicolas Mahut (FRA) [WC]

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Rafael Nadal (ESP) [3] - Daniel Brands (GER)
Martin Klizan (SVK) - Michael Russell (USA)
Lukas Rosol (CZE) - Qualifier
Fabio Fognini (ITA) [27] - Qualifier

Benoit Paire (FRA) [24] - Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Lukasz Kubot (POL) - Qualifier
Grega Zemlja (SLO) - Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Kei Nishikori (JPN) [13] - Jesse Levine (CAN)

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [9] -Thiemo De Bakker (NED)
Horacio Zeballos (ARG) - Qualifier
Kenny De Schepper (FRA) - Robin Haase (NED)
Jerzy Janowicz (POL) [21] - Albert Ramos (ESP)

Florian Mayer (GER) [28] - Denis Istomin (UZB)
Florent Serra [WC] (FRA) - Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
Qualifier - Qualifier
Richard Gasquet (FRA) [7] - Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Djokovic French Open Plans in Disarray


Djokovic French Open Plans in Disarray

No one expected what happened on Tuesday afternoon as world number one, Novak Djokovic, crashed out early at the Madrid Open with a defeat that casts his chances of winning the Roland Garros crown this summer into serious doubt.

Djokovic lost in the second round on clay 7-6 6-7 6-3 to Bulgaria’s Gregor Dimitrov, who had not earned a set over the Serb in their previous two meetings.

Yet the 21-year-old did not let history repeat itself and after saving set point at 5-4 down in the first careered to an early lead before finishing Djokovic off in the last.

The result shocked many sports betting news reporters simply because Djokovic was on course to win this title after recovering from an ankle injury to win the Monte Carlo crown.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Murray's French Ambition


Murray's French Ambition

Andy Murray's decision not to play in the Davis Cup could be a shrewd move as he hopes to win at Roland Garros. Murray has decided against playing for Great Britain in April and has instead chosen to prepare for the French Open, a tournament in which he has never progressed past the semi-finals.

With the Open ending in June, Murray has said that he will represent GB in the Davis Cup when they play in September.

The Scot has reached the final of each Major, except the French, as he admitted he finds it more difficult to adapt to the clay courts at Roland Garros.

Murray said: "It's a surface that takes me a long time to get used to, it's not a surface that comes naturally to me. Grass and hard courts I feel comfortable on fairly quickly, the clay takes me a long time.

"I need to practice and train on that for a lot of hours. It's a surface where I had problems with my back last year and I had to take a pretty solid amount of time off during that season."

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Video: Nadal celebrates Roland Garros 2012 title with family

Video: Nadal celebrates Roland Garros 2012 title with family

After winning his 7th Roland Garros title, Rafael Nadal celebrated this amazing record with family, girlfriend and friends...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Videos: Rafa and Nole Roland Garros Final Interviews

Videos: Rafa and Nole Roland Garros Final Interviews

Watch Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic talking to the press after their 2012 French Open final in Paris.... Rafa won his 7th Roland Garros title after beating Nole in 4 sets.... Also enjoy on court interviews with John McEnroe


Photos: Nike and Babolat Tribute to Rafa on Facebook

Photos: Nike and Babolat Tribute to Rafa on Facebook

As you already know, Nike and Babolat have been with rafa Nadal since he began his professional career and both paid tribute to the Spaniard on their Facebook pages after he won his 7th Roland Garros title....

Check it out...


Video: French Open men's trophy ceremony | Rafa and Nole

Video: French Open men's trophy ceremony | Rafa and Nole

Watch The 2012 French Open Men's Final Trophy Ceremony following Rafael Nadal's 7th French Open Title, including words from both Nadal and runner-up Novak Djokovic....

Videos: Nadal vs Djokovic Roland Garros Final | Complete match

Videos: Nadal vs Djokovic Roland Garros Final | Complete match

Enjoy this amazing French Open 2012 final between Rafa Nadal and Nole Djokovic in full.... Rafa claimed his 7th Roland Garros title in a final that was played on Sunday and Monday because of rain....