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Tennis Grand Stand:
Mariana Duque Marino
Roger Federer tracked down everything that an old thorn in his side threw at him.
A sweeping slate of second-round and third-round matches filled the slate on Friday as the tournament caught up from a rainy Thursday. Here is a look back at the rapidly unfolding action.
Match of the day: Banished from the televised courts, Fernando Verdasco and Janko Tipsarevic continued their history of fascinating meetings with a five-set sequence of twists and turns. Tipsarevic appeared to have seized control for good when he dominated the second set after winning a tight first-set tiebreak. To his credit, Verdasco battled all the way back and took the eighth seed to 8-6 in the fifth. Vulnerable all year, Tipsarevic found just enough courage to ward off the massive collapse:
Comeback of the day. Tommy Robredo did it again. Not known for flamboyance or drama, the Spanish veteran did what his compatriot Verdasco could not and charged back from two sets down to halt home hero Gael Monfils...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
Sara Errani overcame strong resistance from Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain before rallying to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 and reach the French Open quarterfinals on Sunday.
The fifth-seeded Italian, who lost last year's final to Maria Sharapova, took a medical timeout near the end of the first set after clutching over in pain and holding her stomach. After a few minutes of treatment, she...
In the dark times in sports, when serial doping, cheating, greed, bad sportsmanship and corruption make you want to switch off for good, there has always been an unfailing rock of good hope to cling to this millennium: the sight of Roger Federer turning tennis into art four times a year at the Grand Slam tournaments.
Never pulled out with injury. Never sent in a sick note. Never...
Fifth-seeded Sara Errani outlasted Carla Suarez Navarro to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday and reach the French Open quarterfinals.
The Italian, who lost last year's final against Maria Sharapova, had to take a medical timeout near the end of the first set after doubling over in pain and holding her stomach.
After a few minutes of treatment, the 26-year-old resumed playing but...
Roger Federer takes on Julien Benneteau in a Roland Garros rematch
This two-part series will explore the third round matchups of the top two seeds from Roland Garros, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Each will be facing an opponent who has defeated them in the past 12 months, and we will highlight how these underdogs pulled off their upsets and if they could possibly do it again...
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.
(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,” [...]
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.
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...
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...
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.
Roland Garros Roundup takes you through the Slam’s hot stories of the day, both on and off the court.
Novak Djokovic serving on Philippe Chatrier Court for his second round match
Shot of the Day: Novak Djokovic was among the lucky ones to finish his match before the rain called it a day on Thursday. He defeated Argentine Guido Pella in just under an hour-and-a-half and a score...
Talk to my fist.
Here are ten matches to note on Friday at Roland Garros, five from the men and five from the women. Roger Federer vs. Julien Benneteau makes a fine eleventh offering, but Yeshayahu Ginsburg gives you all of the details that you want to know about that pairing in another article on this site. (Also note that many of the postponed matches from Thursday feature...
The Babolat Pure Drive has a chic new look for the French Open. The stick is a 7th generation version of the iconic Pure Drive and is adorned with the Roland Garros logo and colors of the French flag. Pure Drive is used by Na Li, Sara Errani and Julien Benneteau. The newly dressed racquet is also available as a Babolat Pure Drive Lite and JR26 (for juniors) Add a Babolat Team French...