Ben Stevens

Roland Garros 2019 Men’s Final Preview: Nadal vs. Thiem

Rafael Nadal. Dominic Thiem. The king of clay and his would-be usurper, back in the finals of the French Open So nice, they had to do it twice. Last year, their contest went decisively the way of Nadal, but much...

Roland Garros 2019 Women’s Final Preview: Barty vs. Vondrousova

There's predictable then there's unpredictable… and then there's the 2019 Roland Garros Women's Final. Between Ash Barty and Marketa Vondrousova, you could hardly get a more unlikely pairing in the French Open final. These women didn't come to Paris as...

Roland Garros 2019 Day 13 Semifinals Preview: Nadal vs. Federer

A scheduler's nightmare, and a tennis fan's delight – welcome to semi-final Friday at Roland Garros. Four matches across three courts, all promising high-quality, high-stakes tennis, and more intrigue than you can poke a stick at. On the women's side,...

Roland Garros 2019 Day 11 Quarterfinals Preview: Halep, Djokovic, Keys and Thiem Featured

Fedal XXXIX is set, and so is the Jo Konta-Marketa Vondrousova semi everyone predicted – what more could you ask for from the first day of quarterfinal action? Well, how about the ATP's two best clay courters (non-Rafa Nadal division)...

Roland Garros 2019 Day 10 Quarterfinals Preview: Federer vs. Wawrinka Lead the Way

From 128 players to 8, the quarterfinals of Roland Garros 2019 are upon us. Two fields with markedly different makeups, where the men's is defined by its familiar faces, the women's is defined by its new ones. Seven of the...

French Open 2019 Day 9 Preview: Halep, Zverev and Del Potro on Deck

What a match. Five hours and ten minutes. 123 winners. A single point between them. Take a bow, Stan Wawrinka and Stefanos Tsitsipas. About as good an advertisement for advantage final sets as a traditionalist can ask for, this was...

French Open 2019 Day 8 Preview: Tsitsipas, Stephens and Nishikori Look for Quarterfinal Berths

Third round. Two queens of the game. Both gone. So long, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. Such was the story on Saturday at Roland Garros, as a chaotic draw – and, really year in women's tennis – getting even more...

Roland Garros 2019 Day 7 Preview: Serena, Zverev and Thiem Take Center Stage

Four hundred grand slam matches, and still finding new ways to astonish. Such was the case for Roger Federer at Roland Garros on Friday. A man so old in tennis terms he is playing the children of his contemporaries, the...

Roland Garros 2019 Day 6 Preview: Nadal, Muguruza and Wawrinka Highlighted

By their very nature, the early rounds of a major tend to be action-packed affairs, but even so, Roland Garros went above-and-beyond on Wednesday. Whether it was Naomi Osaka's latest escape from jail, seeing both 37-year-old Serena Williams and 17-year-old...

Roland Garros 2019 Day 5 Preview: Osaka, Anisimova and Fritz Featured

A fortnight-long festival of clay court tennis that happens but once a year, there's always a lot to look forward to at the French Open. However, for the players who spend months building towards it, only to have their...

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Federer Wins 10 Halle Title; Lopez Claims Queen’s Club Crown

NOVENTI OPEN—Halle, Germany Top seed Roger Federer claimed his 10th title in Halle, Germany on Sunday with a 7-6(2), 6-1 victory over talented Belgium David...