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Tennis Grand Stand:
No Nadal in my half? Yum!
Now that the second week has arrived, you can find previews of every match on this site. This article covers all eight on Sunday.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Viktor Troicki: While their head-to-head stands more evenly balanced than you might think, Tsonga has won both of their clay meetings convincingly. Troicki has sandwiched a tortuous five-set win over a clay specialist between two straight-sets victories, the latter an upset of Marin Cilic. For a man with a losing record this season headed into the tournament, an appearance in the second week marks an excellent step forward. The bad news for Troicki is that Tsonga has not lost a set through three matches, showing uncommon discipline and purpose. With the French crowd behind him on the biggest tennis stadium in his nation, he should make short work of a man who often gets rattled in hostile or tense environments.
Gilles Simon vs. Roger Federer: When they first started to collide in the second half...
BEST OF MAXIM
By Roger Federer's standards, defeat came early in the French Open. And it came quickly.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion lost Tuesday in the quarterfinals to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3.
Federer was eliminated before the semifinals for the second time in his past three major events, but only the fifth time in the past nine years at a Grand Slam tournament. Tsonga...
David Ferrer reached the quarterfinals for the sixth Grand Slam in a row by beating Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 Sunday at the French Open.
Ferrer, seeded No. 4, converted six of 17 break-point chances, held every service game and committed only 11 unforced errors to 41 for Anderson, seeded No. 23.
When the Spaniard closed out the victory, he looked to the blue sky and raised both...
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached the French Open quarterfinals by beating Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.
The sixth-seeded Frenchman converted four of 11 breakpoints, held every service game, and clinched victory with a clipped volley at the net.
Tsonga is the last Frenchman to reach a Grand Slam final, losing to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open in 2008.
Roger Federer seeks revenge on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after 2011 Wimbledon loss.
By Yeshayahu Ginsburg
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is responsible for one of the most shocking defeats of Roger Federer’s career. Federer was cruising towards the Wimbledon semifinals in 2011, one year after his shocking quarterfinal exit to Tomas Berdych. Federer had been dominant until that point, only losing...
Chasing a shot, Roger Federer caught his right shoe in the French Open's red clay, twisting that foot awkwardly and tumbling to the ground.
Soon enough, he was in a real rut, in danger of his earliest exit from a Grand Slam tournament in nine years.
Federer regrouped and restored order eventually, coming back from a two-sets-to-one deficit to beat 15th-seeded Gilles Simon of...
(June 2, 2013) Roger Federer was pushed to five sets on Sunday and had to recover from a fall on the clay, as well as a loss of focus in rallying to defeat Frenchman Gilles Simon, 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth round of the French Open. “I didn’t hurt myself or anything,” [...]
Roland Garros 2013 Schedule for Day 10: Tuesday, 4 June 2013 Court Philippe Chatrier 2:00 PM Start Time Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)  vs. Sara Errani (ITA)  Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)  vs. Roger Federer (SUI)  Court Suzanne Lenglen 2:00 PM Start Time Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals [...]
Don’t worry, I’m still here.
The schedule of play in singles has shrunk to two courts as the second week starts at Roland Garros. Categories have started to shrink as well in the latter stages of these recaps.
Match of the day: That pesky Gilles Simon just won’t do the decent thing and retreat respectfully from Roger Federer, bowing every two steps. Simon has defeated...
Arsenal's French forward was at Roland Garros in Paris for a match between Roger Federer and Julien Benneteau on FridayThe post Giroud Courtside At French Open appeared first on The Soccer Daily.
By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio)
The Canadian Press
When Nathan Mackinnon has some down time he likes to play the “Grand Slam” tennis video game. He always takes on the role as Roger Federer.
“He never breaks a sweat,” said Mackinnon, projected to be the 1st player taken in the NHL draft later this month. “He shows great composure and is a fierce competitor.”
The road to the title goes through me.
The first four Roland Garros quarterfinals unfold on Tuesday, featuring Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Serena Williams, and Agnieszka Radwanska. Colleague Yeshayahu Ginsburg will break down Federer’s marquee bout with home hope Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in plenty of detail. You can find succinct previews of the other three quarterfinals here.
Men Roger Federer (2) First Round - def. Pablo Carreno Busta, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.
Second Round - def. Somdev Devvarman, 6-2, 6-1, 6-1.
Third Round - def. Julien Benneteau (30), 6-3, 6-4, 7-5.
Fourth Round - def. Gilles Simon (15), 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Quarterfinals - vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6).
David Ferrer (4) First Round - def. Marinko Matosevic, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.