French Open champion Rafael Nadal said he will play no grasscourt warm-up tournaments ahead of Wimbledon but is confident he can mount a challenge for a third title in southwest London.
Four years after his defeat to Stan Wawrinka in the Roland Garros quarter-finals prompted him to call a temporary halt to his Paris aspirations, Roger Federer renews his rivalry with his oldest friend with a place in the semi-finals at stake today.
Bernard Tomic suffered a dispiriting exit from Roland Garros yesterday and admitted Australian compatriot Nick Kyrgios was right to say the tournament ‘sucks’.
Claycourt master Rafael Nadal quickly adapted to the new surroundings at Roland Garros with a 6-2 6-1 6-3 demolition of German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann in the first round of the French Open on Monday.
Roger Federer counts himself as an “outsider” for the French Open title this year.
Twelve months ago at Roland Garros, an embarrassed Naomi Osaka bristled at being hailed as the ‘coolest thing’ in tennis.
Nadal returns to the scene of his most epic triumph against Roger Federer still believing he can reawaken his Wimbledon best.
The Spaniard Rafael Nadal secures an 11th title at Roland Garros and 17th major of his career by winning the French Open.
Novak Djokovic is facing the gravest crisis of his career after a shock French Open defeat to Marco Cecchinato.
Ostapenko becomes the second champion to lose in the first round of Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal said he is happy to “suffer” as he chases an 11th French Open title.
The powerful Spaniard knows her real place next week on the red dirt.
Serena Williams will take aim at the upstarts who have been honeymooning at the majors in her absence.
Ostapenko’s preparations in the run-up to the claycourt major hit the skids in the first round of the Madrid Open.
Roger Federer announced on Wednesday that he will start his grass-court season at the ATP tournament in Stuttgart in June.
Tennis ace Novak Djokovic has invited French lookalike Winter Olympic champion Pierre Vaultier for a get-together after the snowboard gold medallist noted the resemblance between the two men.