Found May 28, 2012 on
Rogerio Dutra Silva
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer moved into the second round of the French Open without mishap. No surprise there, but how about six American women?
Without getting carried away, because this is, after all, just the first round, such across-the-board success made it a memorable Memorial Day for American tennis in Paris.
Apart from headliner Lauren Davis, who scored a barely believable 6-1, 6-1 victory over the talented young seeded German Mona Barthel, there were solid and slightly surprising victories for Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Vania King, Sloane Stephens, Varvara Lepchenko and Christina McHale. In all, there are 12 US women in the draw, and 10 have won while Serena Williams and Jamie Hampton are scheduled for first-round matches on Tuesday. This hasn't happened in a while.
Just to add to the little green shoots of optimism that are appearing, many of the winners are still in the early stages of their career and beat higher-ranked opposition. Stephens scored a particularly i...
BEST OF MAXIM
The pressure to win is always high, and the pressure to keep on winning is even worse.
For Novak Djokovic, the world's best tennis player at the moment, that just means a challenge.
The 25-year-old Serb is trying to win his fourth straight Grand Slam singles title, and he made it into the second round of the French Open on Monday by beating Potito Starace of Italy 7-6 (3),...
No. 1 Novak Djokovic moved into the second round of the French Open in Paris on Monday by defeating Potito Starace of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-1.
Djokovic is aiming to be the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time. Djokovic won 2011 Wimbledon, 2011, US Open and the 2012 Australian Open titles and a French Open crown would complete the challenge...
Tennis fan or not, you have to admire what Roger Federer has done in his illustrious career. Federer tied the all-time Grand Slam match victories record (233) set by the great Jimmy Connors. Federer tied the record by beating German, Tobias Kamke 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the French Open on Monday.
Federer has earned 16 major championships in his career, and holds a dominate...
Roger Federer tied Jimmy Connors' Open era record of 233 Grand Slam match wins by beating Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the French Open on Monday.
Federer, who owns a record 16 major championships, is 233-35 at tennis' top four tournaments, a .869 winning percentage. Connors was 233-49. The Open era began in 1968.
Kamke fell to 6-10 at Grand...
Roger Federer has tied Jimmy Connors’ record for most wins in Grand Slam matches at 233 victories with his first round French Open win on Monday over Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-2, 7-5, 6-3.
“I think that’s a big one, because that was longevity,” Federer said of the record.
“And it’s been around for ….Jimmy is obviously one of the greats of all time, and was around for...
It feels like years ago I was typing out my fashion blog for the Australian Open while eating takeaways after a long day at the tennis. My tan’s faded and Melbourne is chilly, but the tennis goes on. Roland Garros is usually a Slam that struggles to inspire the absolute best in fashion, possibly due to the lack of night session and proximity to Wimbledon, but this year some of...
Roger Federer equaled Jimmy Connors' record of 233 career Grand Slam match wins by beating Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the French Open on Monday.
Federer, who owns a record 16 major championships, is 233-35 at tennis' top four tournaments, a .869 winning percentage. Connors was 233-49.
Kamke, meanwhile, fell to 6-10 in Grand Slam matches...
Roger Federer has set a new record for the most Grand Slam match-wins of all time. The Swiss won his 234th Grand Slam match when he defeated Romania’s Adrian Ungur 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-3 at the French Open on Philippe Chatrier on Wednesday. The win moves him ahead of Jimmy Connors.
Most Grand Slam match wins (all-time)
Grand Slam win-loss record
Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the second round of the French Open despite discomfort in his left knee, beating Albert Montanes 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-1 Sunday.
The 2009 U.S. Open champion played with tape on his knee early in the match. The ninth-seeded Del Potro then added wrapping after a massage from a trainer following the second set.
Del Potro reached the semifinals at Roland...
Profiles of the top contenders for the 2012 French Open. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only. – by Jack Cunniff http://twitter.com/jrcunniff
1. Novak Djokovic
2012 Record: 30-5
Grand Slam Record: 117-24
French Open Record: 25-7
French Open Best Result: SF (2007, ’08, ’11)
Fast Fact: Djokovic is the fourth man to attempt to win a (non-calendar...