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5 greatest tennis players to have never won the French Open
5 greatest tennis players to have never won the French Open

Several of the most iconic players in tennis have amassed a series of titles, set several records and yet, were unable entirely to win the title on the slow red clay courts at Roland Garros. Each of them has been a World No. 1 but been unable to win the title here.We profile the five greatest tennis players to have never won the French Open:John McEnroeMcEnroe famously only made one final – and was two sets up before losingKnown as much for

May 27 2016
French Open Round-up: 200 Slam wins for Rafael Nadal; Novak Djokovic triumphs
French Open Round-up: 200 Slam wins for Rafael Nadal; Novak Djokovic triumphs

Rafael Nadal recorded his 200th Grand Slam winNine-time champion Rafael Nadal became the eighth man ever to record 200 wins at a Grand Slam as he triumphed 6-3, 6-0, 6-3 over the 99th ranked Facundo Bagnis to enter the third round of the 2016 French Open in Paris on Thursday. Joining him was the top seed and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic who is chasing his elusive maiden crown at Roland Garros.The Spaniard had the slightly more comfortable win

May 27 2016
French Open 2016: 5 amazing statistical possibilities at Roland Garros
French Open 2016: 5 amazing statistical possibilities at Roland Garros

Nadal will be hoping to lift a record10th title at Roland GarrosThe 2nd Grand Slam of 2016 has kicked off. This is the time of the year when the world’s best tennis players descend on Paris to compete for the coveted French Open crown. From Novak Djokovic vying for his first French Open title to Serena Williams playing to win the only Grand Slam that she has not won back-to-back, there is a lot to look forward to at this year’s F

May 26 2016
An ode to Roger Federer: Why the clay of Roland Garros will miss the Swiss maestro
An ode to Roger Federer: Why the clay of Roland Garros will miss the Swiss maestro

Roger Federer exults after winning at Roland GarrosThe scent of the soil hasn’t changed one bit. Roland Garros though, will not remain the same with the proposed redevelopment and expansion of the site to cater to changing realities of the sport. The famed Bull Ring, site to several galactic battles is facing the prospect of turning to rubble, dissolving into the vortex of time.But then, time does not stop, neither for the iconic court No.1

May 25 2016
Live: French Open 2016 Results and Scores Updates Day 3, Djokovic, Nadal, Murray win
Live: French Open 2016 Results and Scores Updates Day 3, Djokovic, Nadal, Murray win

Top seed Novak Djokovic will play Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan in his first round match todayIt’s now Day 3 of the French Open and a number of the biggest players have faltered, not looking as confident or powerful as they should. Third seed and reigning Roland-Garros champion Stan Wawrinka was believed to have the easiest quarter of the top 4 seeds, but struggled against his Czech rival Lukas Rosol.The 59th- ranked Czech took his Swiss rival to f

Wawrinka gears up for French Open title defence with win in Geneva
Wawrinka gears up for French Open title defence with win in Geneva

Geneva, May 22 (IANS) Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka gave himself a much-needed boost as he prepares to defend his French Open tennis title, defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-6 (13-11) to win the Geneva Open. The top seed and World No.4 bounced back from early-round defeats in World Tour Masters 1000 clay-court events in Madrid and Rome to claim victory on his home turf, where he appeared to find his groove on the slower surface in the n

May 22 2016
5 iconic Novak Djokovic matches at the French Open
5 iconic Novak Djokovic matches at the French Open

Novak Djokovic is 29 years old and looking for his first ever French Open titleWorld No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been near-unassailable over the past two years, and with a new coach, new diet and fitter than before, looks like he could break his French Open jinx.The Serb, one of the top clay-court players of the game in terms of win percentages, has yet to find success on the claycourts of Roland-Garros. He has made the finals on three occasions, th

May 22 2016
French Open 2016 men's draw analysis
French Open 2016 men's draw analysis

9-time champion Rafael Nadal and top seed Novak Djokovic are drawn in the same half, with a possible semi-final clashThe draws are out for the year’s claycourt Grand Slam, and the biggest question – how far away World No. 1 and top seed Novak Djokovic would be from nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal – has been answered. The Serb has never won the title at Roland Garros, although he has enjoyed a stellar, nearly unb

May 20 2016
5 dark horses who could score big at the French Open 2016
5 dark horses who could score big at the French Open 2016

Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka is reigning champion at the French Open, preventing World No. 1 Novak Djokovic from adding the Coupe de Mousquetaires to his trophy cabinet. Djokovic, although immensely successful on clay, has notoriously faltered at Roland Garros, repeatedly.The Serb has made the finals on three occasions, losing on two of those occasions to King of Clay Rafael Nadal.Nadal, considered perhaps the greatest clay court player in t

May 20 2016
Why Novak Djokovic can win the French Open this year
Why Novak Djokovic can win the French Open this year

This could be Djokovic's last chance to win the French OpenNovak Djokovic is closing in on the records held by the biggest names in the history of the sport and there seems to be no stopping him. The level at which Novak has been playing is perhaps unprecedented. To get a measure of this man's dominance consider this statistic. Even if we combine the ranking points of World number 2, Andy Murray (8435) and World number 3, Roger Federer (7

May 20 2016
Comic: Come rain or shine, Rome is mine - Andy Murray
Comic: Come rain or shine, Rome is mine - Andy Murray

 

May 18 2016
Is this Novak Djokovic’s last shot at a Career Grand Slam?
Is this Novak Djokovic’s last shot at a Career Grand Slam?

French Open 2015: An emotional Novak Djokovic congratulates his conqueror Stan WawrinkaAfter a glitch at Monte Carlo, where fatigue was a bigger villain than his opponent, Novak Djokovic steadied his clay run by winning Madrid. By beating Nadal in straight sets in a rollicking quarter-final at Rome, he further fortified his supremacy on clay. Djokovic was a step away from the Career Slam on three occasions – 2012, 2014 and 2015 – 

May 18 2016
ATP rankings: Andy Murray rises to second spot, Novak Djokovic still on top
ATP rankings: Andy Murray rises to second spot, Novak Djokovic still on top

Andy Murray after winning the Rome MastersSerbian star Novak Djokovic held on to his place as world No.1 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings released on Monday, while Scottish Andy Murray advanced to the second spot after winning the Italian Open title in Rome.Murray defeated Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 in the Rome Masters on Sunday. Murray now has 8,435 points, while third-placed Roger Federer got 7,015, reports Efe.The curre

May 16 2016
Live score updates Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray Italian Open 2016, Murray beats Djokovic in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3
Live score updates Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray Italian Open 2016, Murray beats Djokovic in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3

For the second tournament in a row, Novak Djokovic will take on Andy Murray in the finalWhat a day for Andy Murray! It’s now break point and match point to the Scot who leads 5-3 … and he WINS! Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 to take the Rome Masters title.It’s a pretty routine second set with the scorelines now at 2-2. Djokovic is a bit frustrated with himself with a few shots and emulates Serena Wil

May 15 2016
Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori Italian Open: Live score updates from ATP Rome 2016, Djokovic beats Nishikori 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 after final set tiebreak
Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori Italian Open: Live score updates from ATP Rome 2016, Djokovic beats Nishikori 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 after final set tiebreak

The pair last met at the semi-finals of the Madrid Masters this year; Djokovic eventually won the titleNovak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) to progress to the finals of the Italian Open.It is Djokovic’s seventh Italian Open final – and he’s won five.Djokovic won the match, but not before a strong contest from Kei Nishikori. The 26-year-old played a whopper of a game today and could easily have gone to the final

May 14 2016
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