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

Shapovalov swinging in the rain of Roland Garros

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Portraits of the King of Clay

  Rafa Nadal doesn’t like playing in dark, damp, muddy conditions. An islander from Mallorca, he’d rather play in the hot sun with wind blowing up dust and spin. But the gloomy light… Continue reading

Sharapova sharp coming into Roland Garros

  There’s no clear favorite on the women’s side of the French Open. It’s easier to find reasons why someone won’t win than why they will. Simona Halep should be the favorite at… Continue reading

Rafa on Rampage in Rome

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Shapovalov becomes main draw for Canada

—- First, he won the Battle of North York, beating his fellow Toronto suburbanite Milos Raonic in Madrid. Then Denis Shapovalov overtook Raonic in the ATP ranking after storming back to beat longtime… Continue reading

Djokovic “turns a corner” in Rome

Novak Djokovic was smiling after his loss to Rafa Nadal in the Rome Masters semi-finals. He didn’t always used to smile after losses. But this time he knows he’s back playing at the… Continue reading

Alexander the Great

  He’s only 21 years old, and he’s already won Masters 1000 titles in Rome, Montreal and Madrid within the span of a year. How far can he go, and will he overtake… Continue reading

Tsitsipas, 19, reaches Barcelona final

Stefanos Tsitsipas, age 19, has reached the final of the Barcelona Open, beating Diego Schwartzman, Albert Ramos Vinolas, Dominic Thiem and Pablo Carreno. It’s a stunning rise for the Greek teenager. Before Monte… Continue reading

Big crowds for Barcelona Open

  — Big crowds are turning out for the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, thanks to sunny weather and the best line-up in years including Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Dominic Thiem, Kei… Continue reading