Category Archive: French Open

King of Tears

  — As Rafael Nadal held the trophy in his hand for the 11th time, the crowd kept cheering. They didn’t stop. Rafa was transfixed. The moment hit him. It was something beyond… Continue reading

Simona Halep finally wins 1st slam

— The WTA’s best player the past few years, Simona Halep has long been a great champion, gracious in defeat, even after blowing leads at slams. She finally broke through and won her… Continue reading

Cecchinato stuns Djokovic at Roland Garros

Many tennis fans, and even players such as Genie Bouchard, didn’t know the name Marco Cecchinato before his French Open quarter-final with Novak Djokovic. But Djokovic knew who he was, because he said… Continue reading

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