Previews

French Open 2017: Women’s Semifinal Preview

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“It’s a mental game.” How many times have we heard someone say that about tennis? And yet, it never gets old – Novak Djokovic and Elina Svitolina’s performances yesterday were further proof of that. Two very different matches, but in each...

French Open 2017 Day 11 Quarterfinal Preview: Three to see

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Day 10 at Roland Garros may have been cut short by rain, but in the few hours we did get of on-court action, we were lucky enough to see the emerge of 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko. Downing eleventh seed Caroline Wozniacki...

French Open 2017 Day 10 Quarterfinal Preview: Featuring Djokovic vs. Thiem

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After nine days of (almost) non-stop action on the Terre Battue, the money rounds are finally upon us. With a major title only three victories away, the pressure ramps up, and even the best are tested. So far Roland Garros...

French Open 2017 Day 9 Preview: Verdasco Looks for More Magic in Paris

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It’s official: there will be a new women’s grand slam champion in Paris this year. With the ouster of not just Garbine Murguruza, but Venus Williams and Samantha Stosur on Sunday, there are no women in the draw with a...

French Open 2017 Day 8 Preview: It’s Time for Djokovic and Raonic to Step...

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Rain, rain, go away. After starting off the middle Saturday at Roland Garros with some highly entertaining matches, the day ended with a reminder that at least in one important area, the French Open remains embarrassingly lacking. Somehow in 2017, there...

2017 French Open Day 7 Preview: Murray, Del Potro and Halep on Deck

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New coach. New team. No matter. Try as he might, Novak Djokovic still can’t escape the hiccups. Having seemed to try everything short of doing a headstand while humming the theme song to Welcome Back Kotter, Djokovic we saw on...

2017 French Open Day 6 Preview: Will Rafa Continue to Roar?

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Five days of French Open action have come and gone, and with it, we’ve started to get some sense of order. Contenders are starting to distinguish themselves from pretenders, and as things stand, it’s looking like it’ll be the...

French Open 2017 Day 5 Preview: Dolgopolov to Test Wawrinka

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Another year, another disappointing exit for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The leading light of French hopes for nearly a decade, his four-set loss to little-known Renzo Olivo is exactly what the Parisian crowd didn’t want to see, yet in so doing, might...

French Open 2017 Day 4 Preview: Coric vs. Johnson

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Expectation is a tricky thing. For tennis players, it’s a reward for what they’ve done right, but as we saw yesterday with Sascha Zverev, it often makes it harder to keep doing what they are doing, and sometimes the...

2017 French Open Day 3 Preview: Front Row for Monfils vs. Brown

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Always one of the more intriguing subplots of early round action, day 2 saw us get our first look at the campaigns of both defending champions – the takeaway? Looks can be deceiving. Despite neither Novak Djokovic nor Garbine Muguruza...

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Djokovic, Halep Claim Italian Open Titles

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Internazionali BNL d’Italia—Rome, Italy World No. 1 Novak Djokovic continued his strong level of play this season by capturing his 36th career Masters 1000 title...