Category Archive: French Open

Rafa rolls at Roland Garros

Here’s how Rafa Nadal trounced Stan Wawrinka to win “La Decima” — his record 10th French Open. –From start to finish, Rafa Nadal forced Wawrinka to defend on wings, giving him few chances… Continue reading

Joyful Jelena wins French Open

The joy spread on her face the moment after she hit a return winner down the line to seal the match.     Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia says she felt destined to win.… Continue reading

Djokovic bends but doesn’t break

Novak Djokovic is the most flexible player ever in tennis. It’s not only his body; it’s his mind. He’s the best ever at overcoming adversity. He’s rarely ever out of a match. Seemingly… Continue reading

Juniors with Futures: Felix AA, Shapovalov, Sigouin, Blancaneaux

Thanks to Milos Raonic and good coaching, a new generation of Canadian juniors beat everyone at Roland Garros 2016 except the eventual champion Geoffrey Blancaneaux. Photos by Christopher Johnson for Grand Slam Magazine.… Continue reading

Djokovic wins French Open — sun comes out

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Rising star Muguruza wins Roland Garros

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Djoker in Paris: Swinging in the Rain

Novak Djokovic often deals with adversity in matches by laughing at himself. At the French Open in Paris, he’s found comedy in the rain by playing along with the crowd cheering for French… Continue reading

Zverev, Thiem, Kyrgios — new faces of tennis

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Murray making a meal of the French Open

After reaching finals in Madrid and Rome, Andy Murray played 10 sets in his first two Roland Garros victories. Will we have enough in the tank to win his first French Open? (all… Continue reading

Bouchard feeling good in Paris

    Despite a second round exit at Roland Garros, Genie Bouchard sounds more positive than her disastrous season last year. She’s gained weight and muscle, and the return of her longtime coach… Continue reading