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The French Open Men's Semifinals take place tomorrow, and you'll find the men's participants are extremely familiar faces. The Big Three, Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer are all there, and the only surprise, mild at best, is David Ferrer, who defeated Andy Murray in the quarterfinals. Federer plays Djokovic, while Ferrer takes on Nadal. Nadal and Ferrer will be on first, followed by Djokovic and Federer, who are meeting again for the second year in a row here after their classic last year in which Federer stopped Djokovic's streak. Click "Read More" to get our preview and predictions. It should be a highly entertaining day of tennis.
2012 French Open- Men's Semifinals
Rafael Nadal vs. David Ferrer
On the surface, this seems like a mismatch, and upon further inspection it really is onesided. Nadal is 15-4 against Ferrer, with Ferrer's only somewhat recent wins coming on hard courts. Nadal is the king of clay, with six wins at Roland Garros and co...
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A year ago in the French Open semifinals, Roger Federer put a stop to Novak Djokovic's 43-match winning streak.
That also was the last time Djokovic lost at any Grand Slam tournament.
When the two men meet at the same stage at Roland Garros on Friday, Federer again stands in Djokovic's way. This time, Djokovic is trying to continue his bid to become the first man in 43...
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic takes on No. 2 Rafael Nadal on Sunday for the French Open title each hoping for a piece of history. Should Nadal win, he’ll win a record seventh Roland Garros crown. If Djokovic is victorious, he’ll hold all four major titles at the same time, a feat last accomplished by Rod Laver in 1969 when he won the calendar Grand Slam.
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Rafael Nadal, who has won the French Open title six times, and Maria Sharapova, who has yet to win a championship here, were the first players to advance to the semifinals Wednesday amid more rain showers at Roland Garros.
Nadal's opponent, fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, couldn't have played better tennis than he did over long stretches of the match, but it got him nowhere...
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is victory away from claiming his fourth major title in a row after defeating Roger Federer 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinals of the French Open on Friday. Djokovic who will be playing in his first French Open Final on Sunday will meet six-time champion Rafael Nadal. This is the fourth consecutive major where the top men have men in a major final.
For the fourth straight time in a Grand Slam final, it will be Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal.
That Nadal got there by winning his French Open semifinal in a breeze against David Ferrer was no shock.
That Djokovic made it after running into only a wisp of a challenge from Roger Federer - well, that came as a bigger surprise.
The top two players each won in straight sets Friday...
Yesterday, third-seeded Roger Federer barely squeaked by Juan Martin del Potro in five sets to win his quarterfinals match at the 2012 French Open.
During the third set, Roger was not pleased with the noise made by the crowd after a winner from del Potro and appears to mouth the words, "Shut Up" at the crowd.
I think we finally got to see Roger's angry face....
Roger Federer survived a fight from Juan Martin Del Potro yesterday. While Federer struggled in the first two sets, he released his frustration on the French Open crowd after one point.
You NEVER EVER see Federer lose his cool. I’m a huge Federer fan so I’m not holding this against him, but it’s definitely a bad look. Granted fans shouldn’t be yelling during his shot, but...
Rafael Nadal is just two wins away from claiming a seventh French Open title with his quarterfinal victory over fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday at Roland Garros. Nadal will meet another countryman in the semifinals as David Ferrer stopped Great Britain’s Andy Murray 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-2 . This will be Ferrer’s first trip to the French Open...
To be honest, the men's semifinals today were awful. It started on an awful note, with Phillip Chatrier being almost empty for the first semifinal match between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. The tennis wasn't much better, as Nadal continued his mastery of Ferrer and the French Open as a whole. He lost just 5 games in the entire match. 5!!!! In the semifinals. Those missing...
Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer
Well, it’s the semifinal that we all expected, but it sure didn’t look like we’d get it while watching the quarterfinals. Federer was down 2 sets to 0 and really looked out of it against Juan Martin Del Potro while Djokovic had to save 4 match points against an inspired Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. We all remember last year, of course, where Federer became...
Rafael Nadal moved closer to a record seventh French Open title
and improved to 50-1 for his career at the tournament by beating
12th-seeded Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals
As the French Open has been going on, some of my predictions live on, and some have fallen to the wayside. The Men’s Semifinals are where some of the best overall tennis is played in any Grand Slam Tournament, but history is on the line here now more than ever. For Novak Djokovic, victory at the French Open would allow him to hold all four Grand Slam titles at one time, making...
Organizers say Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has withdrawn from the Aegon championships at Queen's Club in London because of knee injury.
The tournament that is a warm-up event for Wimbledon starts on Monday.
The No.9-ranked del Potro appeared to have been hampered by a left knee during a French Open quarterfinal match against Roger Federer Tuesday. The Argentine's...
The ITF World Champions Dinner was held on Tuesday evening in Paris at the Pavillon d’Armenonville to celebrate the achievements of the 2011 ITF World Champions.
This year’s recipients were singles champions Novak Djokovic (SRB) and Petra Kvitova (CZE); doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan (USA), and Kveta Peschke (CZE) and Katarina Srebotnik (SLO); junior champions Jiri...
Roland Garros 2012
Schedule for Day 13: Friday, 8 June 2012
Court Philippe Chatrier 1:00 PM Start Time
1. Men’s Singles – Semifinals
David Ferrer (ESP) v. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
2. Men’s Singles – Semifinals
Novak Djokovic (SRB) v. Roger Federer (SUI)
Court Suzanne Lenglen 11:00 AM Start Time
1. Men’s Legends Over 45
Peter McNamara (AUS) v. Mansour Bahrami...