BELGRADE, Serbia - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is thinking of skipping the US Open - if it is played - and instead returning to competition on clay ahead of the rescheduled French Open.Speaking to Serbia's state broadcaster RTS on Tuesday, Djokovic said ...
Jun 10, 2020
IF it weren't for a pandemic-caused postponement, the French Open would have been in Week 2 now, and Rafael Nadal might still have been in contention for a 20th Grand Slam title. Instead, he's home in Spain, ...
Jun 5, 2020
IF the French Open were being held as scheduled right now -- instead of postponed to September because of the coronavirus pandemic -- Rafael Nadal would have been seeking a 20th Grand Slam title to equal Roger Federer's record for men.While ...
May 29, 2020
PARIS - With the new US$55 million (€50 million) retractable roof shut atop a barren Court Philippe Chatrier - where the red clay has dimmed to an orange-brown, the court's white lines have all but faded and there's ...
May 28, 2020
PARIS - The French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros could be held without fans later this year, the president of the French Tennis Federation said on Sunday.The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24 ...
May 11, 2020
THE ATP and WTA professional tennis tours suspended all competition through at least June 7 because of the new coronavirus pandemic and froze their rankings Wednesday "until further notice."In a rare joint statement by the men's and women' ...
Mar 19, 2020
THE French Open was postponed for about four months because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting from May to September and juggling the tennis calendar.The French tennis federation said on Tuesday it will hold its 15-day clay-court event at Roland ...
Mar 18, 2020
BASEL, Switzerland - Roger Federer has had surgery on his right knee and will miss the French Open and several other tournaments.Writing on his Facebook page Thursday, the 20-time Grand Slam champion said his knee "has been bothering me for a ...
Feb 20, 2020
ROME - Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone revealed on Friday she's beaten cancer."They diagnosed me with a malign tumor. It was the toughest fight that I've ever faced," the retired Italian player said in a video on ...
Dec 14, 2019
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Add another accolade to Ash Barty's breakthrough 2019: WTA Player of the Year.The Australian was announced on Wednesday as the winner of the top year-end award for the women's professional tennis tour, following ...
Dec 12, 2019
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea - Justin Thomas pulled away from Danny Lee in the final hour and closed with a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges for the second time in two years.Thomas won for ...
Oct 21, 2019
PARIS - For a few, fleeting moments Sunday, Rafael Nadal found his French Open supremacy seemingly threatened by Dominic Thiem, a younger, talented opponent challenging him in the final for the second consecutive year.A poor game from Nadal allowed Thiem to break ...
Jun 10, 2019
Ash Barty will rise to a career-best No. 2 in the rankings behind Naomi Osaka.PARIS - Ash Barty knew she needed a break from tennis, from the pressure and expectations, from the week-in, week-out grind. So she stepped away ...
Jun 9, 2019
PARIS - Rafael Nadal made quick work of Roger Federer in their first French Open meeting since 2011, beating his rival 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on Friday in strong wind to reach his 12th final at Roland Garros.Nadal has never ...
Jun 7, 2019
PARIS - Amanda Anisimova smacked one last backhand winner to complete her upset of defending champion Simona Halep in the French Open quarterfinals, flung her racket and covered her mouth with both hands.Eyes wide, Anisimova then spread her arms with palms up ...
Jun 7, 2019
PARIS - The French Open semifinal between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal comes 15 years after their first match against each other.For tennis' sake, maybe this won't be their last meeting with a lot on the line. Given that ...
Jun 7, 2019
PARIS - Roger Federer has a chance to take a measure of revenge against friend and fellow Swiss player Stan Wawrinka in the French Open quarterfinals.Wawrinka beat Federer in straight sets in their last Roland Garros meeting at the same stage four ...
Jun 4, 2019
PARIS - Novak Djokovic is into his record 10th consecutive French Open quarterfinal, something not even King of Clay Rafael Nadal has managed to do.And Djokovic is yet to be challenged at all this year at Roland Garros. Not only hasn' ...
Jun 4, 2019
PARIS - Sloane Stephens has no other Grand Slam winners - or even finalists - left in her side of the draw at the French Open after beating 2016 champion Garbiñe Muguruza, 6-4, 6-3, on Sunday.The seventh-seeded American clinched victory ...
Jun 3, 2019
PARIS - This is why Stan Wawrinka went through two operations on his left knee in the span of a month. Why he dealt with the rigors of rehabilitating that joint.Why he did all the work, on and off the court, required ...
Jun 3, 2019
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