Rohan Bopanna & Matwe Middelkoop Defeat Wimbledon Champions At French Open
Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop averted five match points to defeat Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic, the defending Wimbledon champions, at Roland Garros on May 28. Bopanna, therefore, matched his best result at the clay-court major by entering the quarterfinals. Later, Bopanna teamed up with Slovenia's Andreja Klepac to win the mixed doubles tournament effortlessly against America's Asia Muhammad and Britain's Lloyd Glasspool.
Tags: French Open, Rohan Bopanna, Matwe Middelkoop, Mate Pavic, Nikola Mektic
Courtesy: DNA India
Fernandez, Anisimova Advance To Round 4; Muchova Retires With Ankle Injury: French Open
Leylah Fernandez of Canada advanced to the fourth round of the French Open 2022 after defeating No.14 player Belinda Bencic on May 27 at Court Philippe Chatrier. No.27 Amanda Anisimova qualified for the fourth round after Karolina Muchova retired from the match due to an ankle ailment. After the medical intermission, Muchova conceded seven consecutive games before quitting the match.
Tags: French Open, Leylah Fernandez, Belinda Bencic, Amanda Anisimova, Karolina Muchova
Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic Through To Second Round Of 2022 French Open
Rafael Nadal, the 13-time French Open winner, defeated Australian Jordan Thompson in the first round at Roland Garros on May 23, claiming his 299th Grand Slam victory. Novak Djokovic defeated Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan in the first round of the French Open 2022. In a second-round match against French wild card Corentin Moutet, the Spaniard will attempt to join Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the 300-plus club.
Tags: French Open, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Corentin Moutet, Roger Federer
Courtesy: DNA India
French Open: Djokovic Defeats 13-Time Champion Rafael Nadal, Moves to Finale
Novak Djokovic defeated 13-time champion Rafael Nadal in French open, on June 11. Notably, it was Nadal's first defeat in 14 semi-finals in the French Capital and third in 16 years and 108 matches in the French Open. Djokovic had defeated Nadal earlier in the 2015 tournament to become the first person to win four Slams twice. Djokovic will now face off against Stefanos Tsitsipas, on June 13.
Tags: sports, French Open, matches, semi-finals
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
Russian Tennis Player Yana Sizikova Arrested In Match-Fixing Case
Russian tennis player Yana Sizikova, a doubles contender in the ongoing French Open, was arrested on June 4 in connection with a match-fixing scandal of 2020. According to sources, Sizikova allegedly conceded three points in her 2020 French Open game which ended up in a 7-6 loss. Currently under investigation, the 26-year-old might face a five-year imprisonment and over Rs 4-crore fine if found guilty.
Tags: Yana Sizikova, French Open, Match-fixing, Russia
Courtesy: CBS News
Naomi Osaka Quits French Open Mid-Tournament, Says She Needs Break
Japanese Tennis star Naomi Osaka on May 31 withdrew from the French Open 2021 tournament stating that she needs a break from the sport. This comes after Osaka was fined Rs 10 lakh for not attending the mandatory news conference following her victory over Romania's Maria Patricia Tig. Citing her mental health as well, the 23-year-old had compared such post-match conferences to "kicking people when they are down".
Tags: Naomi Osaka, French Open, TENNIS, mental health
Nadal Knocks Out Djokovic To Win The French Open Men's Singles Title
Tennis fans around the world witnessed the sport's greatest rivals clash on October 11 when Spain's Rafael Nadal once again proved to the world that he is indeed the 'King of Clay'. He defeated the top seed and world number one Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, earning his 20th Grand Slam victory, now at par with Roger Federer's record. The match was held in the Philippe Chatrier court under a closed retractable roof with at least a thousand… read-more
Tags: French Open, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Grand Slam Singles
Courtesy: The Hindu
French Open Men's Doubles: German Duo Krawietz and Mies Retains Grand Slam Title
Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies, the all-German team, captured the French Open Men's Doubles crown for the second time consequently after a 6-3, 7-5 win over Croatian Mate Pavic and Brazilian Bruno Soares. With the victory, the team stood as the fourth one to win French Open title back-to-back. Expressing his joy, Mies said, "I think to win a Grand Slam title is always big, but to defend it is even more difficult".
Tags: French Open, Men's doubles, Kevin Krawietz, Andreas Mies
French Open Women's Singles: Iga Swiatek Becomes First Polish to Win a Grand Slam
Iga Swiatek outlasted Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in the finals of the French Open to become the first Polish to win a Grand Slam title. Though Iga stumbled slightly at the beginning, she gradually gained pace to take down the American, who was hampered by a thigh injury. The 19-year-old Iga Swiatek, is also the lowest-ranked woman to win the title and had earlier won a junior grand slam.
Tags: Iga Swiatek, French Open, Grand Slam Singles, Poland
Courtesy: The Times Of India
Novak Djokovic Advances To French Open Final To Face Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic will face Rafael Nadal for the ninth time in a Grand Slam final on October 11 for the French Open title. While Djokovic entered the final by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipis, Nadal beat Diego Schwartzman to gain the spot. Interestingly, if Djokovic wins, it will be his 18th Grand Slam title, whereas… read-more
Tags: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, French Open, Paris, France
Courtesy: The Indian Express