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2015 French Open: Top Storylines Entering Tennis’ Second Grand Slam

The French Open is one of the most difficult tournaments to win. The clay surface at Roland Garros is not easy to master, and it often leads to frustrating results for even the most accomplished players. For example, only two players on the men’s side, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, have won a French Open singles title in the last 10 years. There’s been more parity in the women’s...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

French Open Schedule 2015: TV Listings, Live Stream Info For Each Round

The second grand slam tournament of the 2015 tennis season begins Sunday with the French Open. The famous red clay at Roland Garros often makes for exciting, unpredictable action. One player who has mastered the clay surface is Rafael Nadal. The 28-year-old Spanish star has won five straight French Open men’s singles titles. The last time he failed to reach the final was 2009...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

French Open draw: More bad news for slumping Nadal

  Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced since becoming the "King of Clay." Nadal has fallen to No. 7 in the ATP rankings since coming back from injuries, making him the sixth-seeded player at Roland Garros. He has lost five times on clay this season. At the French Open, the Spaniard...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nadal could face Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals

PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced since becoming the ''King of Clay.'' Nadal has fallen to No. 7 in the ATP rankings since coming back from injuries, making him the sixth-seeded player at Roland Garros. He has lost five times on clay this season. At the French Open, the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

FRENCH OPEN 2015: Nadal's slump could open way for Djokovic

For years and years - a full decade, in fact - Rafael Nadal ruled the French Open the way no one had ever dominated any Grand Slam tennis tournament, winning 66 of 67 matches and collecting nine championships, including the last five in a row. This year, his far-poorer-than-usual results on red clay and acknowledged crisis of confidence are generating talk that his reign at Roland...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Review of the road to Roland Garros

With the clay court season all but finished and Roland Garros lurking just a week away, let’s take a look at the surprising, disappointing and standout moments of the three Masters 1000 tournaments on clay. Monte Carlo Rolex Masters The first Masters 1000 of the clay court swing leaves the door wide open for any player to set the tone for the next couple of grueling and demanding...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Madrid ATP Review: Murray Makes Magic, And Nadal’s Citadel Finally Feels Vulnerable

Every year (since 2011), the chatter builds before the French Open: This is Novak Djokovic’s year. This is the year Rafael Nadal fails to win Roland Garros. Every year, Nadal gathers himself and his resources — no matter how many setbacks he suffers in the month of May — and conquers Paris in early June. It’s a rite of spring in tennis circles: Nadal gets doubted. Nadal —...
Via Attacking The Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Berdych in straight sets to reach Madrid Open final

MADRID -- Rafael Nadal has reached his seventh final at the Madrid Open by defeating Tomas Berdych 7-6 (3), 6-1. Yet to drop a set this week, Nadal will face either 2008 champion Andy Murray or last year's finalist, Kei Nishikori, in the final on Sunday. Nadal has won the last two Madrid Opens, and will attempt to win his fifth overall. He found the lines against Berdych, who beat...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon announces exciting changes for 2015

The All England Club announced several intriguing changes for this year’s Wimbledon at their Annual Spring Press Conference, held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. BST. Prize money once again increased at Wimbledon by a considerable seven percent. Competitors at the third Grand Slam of the year will receive a total of 26.75 million pounds ($40.60 million). This purse will surpass last year’s...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince watched Rafael Nadal win match while holding scepter

Prince clearly still has “it.” The former ’80s funk star has always been known for his swag, and during Rafael Nadal’s French Open match, he showed he’s still got it. Because not too many guys can pull off rocking a scepter courtside. But Prince did, as he somehow managed to bring in said scepter past security, and watched Nadal take care of Dusan Lajovic in straight sets...
Via The Sports Daily
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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