French Open Memories, #9: Andre Agassi d. Andrei Medvedev, 1999 final
There’s nothing like Paris in the springtime, they say. As these 10 epics—the 10 most memorable French Open matches of the Open Era—show, there’s also nothing quite as stirring or sensation as tennis in Paris at this time of year. Agassi and Medvedev had spent the spring of 1999 trading... Read more
French Open Memories, #10: Yannick Noah d. Mats Wilander, 1983 final
There's nothing like Paris in the springtime, they say. As these 10 epics—the 10 most memorable French Open matches of the Open Era—show, there's also nothing quite as stirring or sensation as tennis in Paris at this time of year. There have been better contests, and much closer contests, in... Read more
In Rome, Nadal took the new generation’s best shot, and surpassed it
When Rafael Nadal was young, his all-knowing uncle Toni convinced him that he could make the skies open up with rain on command. Maybe Toni, after he retired from the road last year, transferred his powers to his brother Miguel Angel. How else to explain what transpired in the... Read more
Is back-to-back Rome champ Svitolina ready to take on Paris pressure?
Can a loss unfairly overshadow a win? In the case of Simona Halep’s stunningly rapid 6-0, 6-4 defeat at the hands of Elina Svitolina in the Rome women’s final on Sunday, the answer would seem to be yes. Throughout the 19-minute first set, the talk on TV and Twitter,... Read more
2016 Wimbledon runner-up Raonic pulls out of French Open
PARIS (AP) — Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, has withdrawn from the French Open a week before the clay-court Grand Slam tournament begins. Raonic says on Twitter on Sunday that he needs “to continue working hard to put myself in the best position when I step out on... Read more
Projecting Paris: The men’s and women’s seeds at the French Open
With Rome in the rearview mirror, it's time for ATP and WTA fans to turn to Roland Garros. Yes, a week of tune-up events and qualifying tournaments still precedes Paris, but we do know—subject to late withdrawals—who will be seeded at the clay-court Slam. All projected rankings from live-tennis.eu (see Live ATP... Read more
Nadal rallies past Zverev to regain Rome title and No. 1 ranking
ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be heading into the French Open. Alex Zverev is in a good place entering Roland Garros, too. Nadal came out on top in a matchup of this year’s top two clay-court players Sunday, beating defending champion Zverev... Read more
In Rome, Nadal and Djokovic reminded us what Big 4 tennis is all about
You remember Big 4 tennis, right? Dazzling rallies, careening athleticism, ambition and sportsmanship in (mostly) equal measures? “I missed it,” Novak Djokovic said today, speaking for just about every tennis fan. With Andy Murray sidelined, Djokovic struggling, and Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer seemingly residing on separate tours this... Read more
TC Plus Match of the Day: Duckhee Lee v. Dennis Novikov, French Open Q
Each weekday, we’ll preview one must-see match that you’ll find on Tennis Channel Plus, the digital network for the devoted tennis fan. To subscribe to Tennis Channel Plus, go to BuyTCPlus.com While the majority of our Tennis Channel Plus Match of the Day articles focus on the match-up, today’s is more... Read more
PHOTOS—Serena Williams at Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s royal wedding
The eyes of the tennis world were on Rome this morning, where Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic renewed their rivalry, Simona Halep faced Maria Sharapova in an intriguing French Open tune-up, and Alexander Zverev tried to keep hopes alive for his third title in three weeks. The eyes of the rest... Read more