TAG: Roland Garros

Jul/20

2

French Open Is Ready To Rumble, With Spectators

French Tennis Federation announced today that it intends to have spectators for the 2020 French Open in late September/ early October. The plan features some concessions to a typical Grand Slam edition of Roland Garros. FFT intends to have fifty to sixty percent of the normal attendance – approximately 20,000, and 10,000 for finals. Tickets […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

8

Andres Gomez Recalls Beating Agassi At Roland Garros

One of the most memorable Roland Garros finals was the 1990 classic when no. 4 seed Andres Gomez defeated 3 seed Andre Agassi 63 26 64 64. I saw Gomez watching some junior matches at the Eddie Herr tournament in November and asked him a few questions about the highlight moment of his ATP career […] Continue to read full article...

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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. Continue to read full article...

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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. Continue to read full article...

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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. Continue to read full article...

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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

Gaston Gaudio RG 2005.jpg   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. Continue to read full article...

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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!!!!" Continue to read full article...

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May/18

31

Roland Garros Talk: Is Serena Breaking The Rules?

serena 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? Continue to read full article...

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