TAG: Roland Garros

May/19

29

French Dynamo Moutet Emerging At Roland Garros

 

Corentin Moutet first caught my eye last year when he beat Ivo Karlovic twice. He’s only about 5-9, another one of those smaller guys but he wins matches via smarts, talent, mindset and precision.

I wrote about him previously on this site because of play style and his off court interests in art, boxing, piano. He’s a different player and person.

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May/19

29

Osaka Driven To Win More Major Titles

Unlike all of the recent would be successors of Serena Williams, the current world no. 1 player is not satisfied with her recent conquest of the US Open and Australian Open titles and the WTA world no.  1 ranking. Nope, Naomi Osaka wants more.

Osaka revealed her mindset in this Roland Garros tournament and the rest of the women better take note because the Japanese tennis queen means business.

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May/19

28

Biofile Kurumi Nara Interview

Status: WTA no. 238.
DOB:  December 30, 1991  In; Osaka, Japan
Ht: 5-1
First Tennis Memory:  I was starting tennis when I was three years old. Watching my parents. I always went on weekends to play with my parents.
Tennis Inspiration: My idol is Justine Henin.
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May/19

27

Bertens Admits She Prefers Smaller Outer Courts

Stage fright can happen in tennis too. No matter how talented and confident a pro player may be, some do not like to perform under the spotlight and pressure of a full stadium watching their every move.

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Back in 2008, Rafael Nadal was dubbed the “King of Clay” – he wasn’t by any means the first player to be awarded this title, but there’s little doubt that he’s the most successful and the undisputed “King of Clay,” with eleven French Open titles to his name.

One such player, aiming to emulate and strip Rafa of his French Open title later this month is Austrian, Dominic Thiem. At 25-years-old, the ATP world number 4 is seven years younger than his rival and has upset him before, as we will go on to mention.

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Jan/19

28

The Smile That Won a Grand Slam Title

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By Scoop Malinowski

The 44th ranked player in the world was tight as a drum. Playing in his first Grand Slam final, Gaston Gaudio was, in all honesty, getting killed by the world no. 3 Guillermo Coria. Down 06 36 and 34, Gaudio appeared headed to an abysmal straight set failure.

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Jun/18

3

Zverev Declares: “It’s my f****** time!!!!”

Like a lion king roaring in the jungle, a blunt, bold declaration was made today during the Alexander Zverev vs Karen Khachanov five setter at Roland Garros.

After a key point, Zverev screamed like a lion, with a Serena level intensity, “It’s my fu***** time!!!!”

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May/18

31

Roland Garros Talk: Is Serena Breaking The Rules?

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WTA player Arina Rodionova asked a very good question on Twitter.

Nothing against Serena’s outfit, looks pretty cool actually. But just wondering how is that allowed by the rules if we are only allowed to wear legging until the middle of the calf the longest, and ALWAYS have to wear skirt/shorts on top of the leggings. Were there any rules changes?

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May/18

29

The Tears of Baghdatis and the Rain in Paris

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Marcos Baghdatis was leading Santiago Giraldo a set and 4-3 today in the first round at Roland Garros but called a medical timeout and then suddenly retired. He was in tears in his chair. It’s yet another heartbreaking loss for the soon-to-be 33 year old Baghdatis.

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Jun/17

8

Ostapenko, Really? Yeah Really

While it may come as a surprise that 20-year-old Jelena Ostapenko is in the finals of Roland Garros, by way of today’s three set win over Timea Bacsinszky, the young Latvian has shown consistent career results in the glamour events.

Ostapenko won the 2014 Wimbledon junior event. In 2015 she beat no. 9 seed Carla Saurez Navarro at Wimbledon, losing only two games.

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