Found May 26, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
Roger Federer’s outfit was dull, but his play was scintillating on Day 1. Today marks the first in the series of brief daily recaps that will keep you updated on several of the key storylines at Roland Garros.  Roland Garros Rewind will be followed by Roland Garros Fast Forward each day, a preview of the next day’s notable matches. ATP: Match of the day:  Defending fourth-round points in Paris, Andreas Seppi brought little momentum here after staggering through a miserable clay season.  His opening match against unheralded Argentine Leonardo Mayer showed plenty of the reasons for his 2013 woes, but the Italian finished strong to win in five after several momentum shifts. Comeback of the day:  Gilles Simon never had rallied to win a match after losing the first two sets, so things looked grim after he won just four games in two sets against Lleyton Hewitt.  On the other hand, he had not lost in the first round of a major since this tournament five years ago.  That statistic endured a...

Federer sweeps Spanish qualifier at French Open

Roger Federer swept qualifier Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday in the first round of the French Open, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. Playing at Roland Garros for the 15th year in a row, Federer earned a big roar from the center court crowd after he closed out the victory with a picturesque backhand winner. Federer lost only seven points on his first serve and was broken just once by Carreno Busta...

Federer Sails Past Carreno Busta to Open Roland Garros Campaign

  By Ros Satar   (May 26, 2013) PARIS – Roger Federer sailed through the challenge of qualifier Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets as he started his French Open campaign.   It had been a match of firsts for the 21 year-old Spaniard, who started the year with won seven out of eight Futures [...]

Nike @ Roland Garros: Roger Federer

You notice anything odd? Take a look at my latest on Rafael Nadal and you'll see what I see. Roger Federer and Nadal are dressed like twins for Roland Garros. Sure, color differences and logo details convey individual identities but what is going on? Roger's shirt is the Nike Men's Summer Crew in pure violet (a first for him in the color) and Summer All-Court 10"...

Federer, Ferrer have to be pleased

Two players whose names start with "F" should give the French Open men's singles draw an "A" grade. Most notably, No. 2 seed Roger Federer got his absolute dream scenario when the draw, released Friday , pitted his major foes Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on the other side of the bracket. That gives Federer the best possible chance to add to his men'...

Roland Garros Fast Forward: Federer, Serena, Venus, Headline Day 1

What difference will a year make for Serena? Today features the first edition of a daily Roland Garros preview series that offers a few notes on the next day’s most interesting matches.  After each day ends, moreover, a recap of similar length will guide you through the key headlines. ATP: Pablo Carreno-Busta vs. Roger Federer:  This qualifier reeled off a long winning streak...

Video: Nadal, Federer, Williams, and Sharapova Play in the Dark

Now get your minds out of the gutter!!! Actually, I WISH that it was something raunchy as good as these 4 look....but this video from Nike titled, "Kings of the Lights in Paris" will do in a pinch.  Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Maria Sharapova played a little tennis under a black light in Paris.  Pretty cool idea.  I wonder if Serena was able to...

Nike Tennis Stars Set the Night Aglow in Paris

It's rare to find four of the world's biggest tennis stars in one place other than tournament tennis grounds. But on Thursday night in Paris, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal came together to reveal the looks they will wear on the clay courts next week and take part in an unprecedented  tennis exhibition.  "It’s...

French Open Preview

 .nfd6{position:absolute;clip:rect(418px,auto,auto,416px);}fast payday loans for every one Today’s topics center around the upcoming French Open: How is the men’s draw affected by the withdrawals of Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro? Is Serena the pre-ordained champion? Thoughts on Roland Garros as a venue Roger Federer’s foray into Twitter and his Reddit AMA Plus, much...
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