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Rafael Nadal Storms To His 11th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal claimed an 11th French Open title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 demolition of Dominic Thiem despite a worrying injury scare in the closing stages of the final. The 32-year-old world number one now has 17 Grand Slam titles, just three behind great rival Roger Federer. The Spaniard won in straight sets: 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Nadal broke …

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Wimbledon And French Open Being Investigated For Potential Match-Fixing – Report

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) will be conducting investigations into matches at this year’s Wimbledon and French Open Championships for potential match-fixing according to a report published by BBC Sport.  According to the report, three matches at Wimbledon (two in the qualifying stages and one in the main draw) and one match in the French Open raised suspicions due to …

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Djokovic Has Set Down A Marker On And Off The Court

A matter of hours after claiming his first ever French Open title last Sunday, world number one Novak Djokovic invited the world to join his post-tournament celebrations courtesy of a live broadcast on Facebook. Join me in a few minutes on my Facebook page ? I want to share my happiness with all of you- live! ?? — Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) June …

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French Open Preview: Can Nadal Retain His Title?

The French Open kicks-off this Sunday in Paris. Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova were at the draw ceremony on Friday morning.  ______ Men’s Singles There are a lot of questions marks are over defending champion Rafael Nadal. This clay season has been his worst in some time. One title, two final appearances and several early losses. It is not …

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Tennis Tuesday – Djokovic Rules In Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic continued his dominance as he swept to the Monte Carlo Masters title. He is the first man to win the first three Masters titles of the season. ______ Winning Week Novak Djokovic defeated Tomas Berdych to win his third Masters title of the season in Monte Carlo. In a rain-delayed match, Djokovic beat Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. The …

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This Week in Tennis History

First-time champions, retirements, British Wimbledon winners, the birth of Lacoste, the greatest match ever and the greatest tiebreak ever feature in this edition of This Week in Tennis History.   June 30th 1983 39 year-old Billie Jean King suffers her worst defeat in 110 singles matches at Wimbledon as she lost 6-1, 6-1 in 56 minutes to Andrea Jaeger in …

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This Week in Tennis History – Wimbledon Edition

Break out the strawberries and cream – it’s a Wimbledon themed edition of “The Week in Tennis History”. June 23rd 1988 John McEnroe suffers a 2nd round straight sets loss to Wally Masur losing 7-5, 7-6, 6-3 at Wimbledon. It marks the 3-time champion’s earliest loss at the tournament since a 1st round loss in 1978. 1990 Future 7-time Wimbledon champion Pete …

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Rafael Nadal & This Week in Tennis History

After winning his record-breaking ninth French Open title, Rafael Nadal has a major role to play in this week’s edition of ‘This Week in Tennis History.’ June 9th 1984 Martina Navratilova wins her 4th consecutive Grand Slam title after defeating Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-3, 6-1 in 63 minutes at Roland Garros. Navratilova is awarded a $1 million bonus from the International …

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The Changing Nature Of Court Surfaces

With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set to contest the French Open Final on Sunday one cannot help but wonder how four players (Federer and Murray) have consistently featured in the Grand Slam finals for the past eight years. In the previous 32 finals (including the 2014 French Open) 22 of the finals have featured two of these players. Only …

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Steffi Graf & This Week in Tennis History

This week’s edition of This Week In Tennis History has a distinctive French flavour. Maybe it should be renamed ‘This Week in French Open History.’ June 2nd 1962 Rod Laver wins the second leg of his eventual Grand Slam of all four singles titles, coming back from 2 sets to love down to defeat fellow Australian Roy Emerson 3-6, 2-6, …

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Roger Federer – Is The End In Sight?

Roger Federer bowed out of the French Open at Roland Garros during the week, his first French Open where he has failed to reach the quarter-final in ten years. The 32-year-old Swiss legend must be mulling over the possibility of calling it time on his illustrious career. It is almost painful to watch at times, the constant look of Federer’s head bowed …

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Tennis Tuesday – Roland Garros in Full Swing

The French Open kicked off Sunday afternoon at Roland Garros and already there are upsets, snubs, five-set matches, and Djokovic making a new friend.   Biggest Talking Point Nadal began the defence of his title on Court Suzanne Lenglen, not Philippe Chatrier. The women’s defending champion, Serena Williams, got to play on the main court which makes this snub fairly …

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James McGee Falls Just Short Of First Roland Garros Appearance

A 6-3 6-4 defeat to Andrea Arnaboldi on Friday ended James McGee’s dream of French Open qualification for this year.  The Irish number one reached the final qualifying round but was unfortunately unable to become the first Irish player to reach the French Open first round in 32 years. The 26-year-old will look back with pride at his efforts on …

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