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Aided by double bounce, Holger Rune battles past Cerundolo into quarter-finals

Published on Jun 05, 2023 11:22 PM IST

Rune will next face Norway's fourth seed Casper Ruud in a repeat of last year's quarter-final.

Denmark's Holger Rune celebrates his victory over Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo during their men's singles match on day nine of the Roland-Garros(AFP)
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Coco Gauff reaches the French Open quarterfinals for the third consecutive year

Next for Gauff could be a rematch against No. 1 Iga Swiatek, who beat the 19-year-old American in last year’s final at Roland Garros.

US Coco Gauff celebrates after winning against Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova during their women's singles match on day nine of the Roland-Garros Open tennis tournament(AFP)
Published on Jun 05, 2023 10:00 PM IST
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French Open: More churn than waltz for Beatriz Haddad Maia

Beatriz Haddad Maia became only the second Brazilian woman to reach French Open quarterfinals on Monday for a high in a career hit by injury and a doping ban

Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia clenches her fist after scoring a point against Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, June 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)(AP)
Published on Jun 05, 2023 09:41 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Jabeur defeats Pera to reach French Open quarterfinals, next plays Haddad Maia

Jabeur, the runner-up at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year, advanced to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the first time in her career.

Tunisia's Ons Jabeur celebrates after winning against US Bernarda Pera(AFP)
Published on Jun 05, 2023 07:30 PM IST
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Djokovic's million-dollar message to Nadal as Rafa begins rehabilitation

As Nadal begins his rehabilitation to eye a return to tennis in 2024, which could be his final year, Novak Djokovic sent a classy message for the 37-year-old.

Rafael Nadal; Novak Djokovic
Published on Jun 05, 2023 04:32 PM IST

Djokovic, Alcaraz stay on track for French Open semi-final showdown

Alcaraz, another tenacious Spaniard who is backed to take the mantle of 14-times champion Nadal, bulldozed his way to a 6-3 6-2 6-2 win over Lorenzo Musetti.

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz Garfia plays a backhand return to Italy's Lorenzo Musetti (AFP)
Published on Jun 05, 2023 12:01 AM IST
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Djokovic shatters Nadal's majestic French Open record with thumping last-16 win

Djokovic's win on Sunday added to his streak of 12 consecutive sets won in the tournament so far as he now stands three wins away from glory.

Rafael Nadal; Novak Djokovic
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 11:07 PM IST

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Karen Khachanov reach French Open quarter-finals

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova dug deep to return to the French Open quarter-finals for the first time since her runner-up finish two years ago

Russia's Karen Khachanov celebrates winning his fourth round match against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 04, 2023 07:30 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal: French Open missing its serial champion

Nadal missed out this year and has had a hip surgery, but everyone, from organisers to his biggest rival to the Gen Next men and women players all miss him

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with trophy after winning the 2022 French Open men's singles final against Norway's Casper Ruud (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 03:45 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Watch: A Djokovic repeat as doubles pair gets defaulted after hitting ballgirl

The incident was similar to what Djokovic did in 2020 US Open when he hit the line judge after striking the ball towards the back of the court in frustration.

Doubles pair gets defaulted after accidentally hitting ballgirl during French Open match
Published on Jun 04, 2023 06:22 PM IST

Awesome Iga Swiatek into French Open Round 4, ill Elena Rybakina pulls out

Swiatek, chasing a third Roland Garros title, beat China's Wang Xinyu 6-0, 6-0; Wimbledon champion Rybakina pulled out of her third round match due to illness

Poland's Iga Swiatek reacts during her third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against China's Wang Xinyu(AP)
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 09:21 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Rafael Nadal gives massive update on return date after undergoing hip surgery

Nadal revealed that beside the hip surgery, an old injury to the hip was also regularised which is said to help the 22-time Grand Slam winner.

Rafael Nadal of Spain(AP)
Published on Jun 03, 2023 07:08 PM IST

Djokovic shatters Nadal's Slam record, joins Federer with 3rd-round win

Djokovic, who now stands four wins away from claiming a record 23rd Slam and returning to the No.1 ranking spot, will next face Juan Pablo Varillas

Roger Federer; Novak Djokovic; Rafael Nadal
Published on Jun 03, 2023 05:50 PM IST

Rafael Nadal undergoes surgery two weeks after French Open withdrawal

The announcement on the surgery came two weeks after Nadal withdrew from the French Open and revealed that 2024 could possibly be his final year in the sport.

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during a press conference(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 03, 2023 04:42 PM IST

Rybakina withdraws from French Open due to illness ahead of third-round tie

World no.4 Rybakina on Saturday pulled out of her third-round match in the women's singles draw of the 2023 French Open due to an upper respiratory illness.

Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina addresses a press conference (AFP)
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 04:08 PM IST

Djokovic laments fans who ‘boo every single thing’ after lengthy French Open win

Djokovic beat 29th-seeded Alejandro Davidovich 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the third round at Roland Garros.

Novak Djokovic(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 03, 2023 11:40 AM IST

French Open: Top seed Alcaraz pummels Shapovalov to reach fourth round

The Spaniard was imperious and showed no mercy to set up a fourth round clash with Italy's 17th seed Lorenzo Musetti.

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz in action during his third round match against Canada's Denis Shapovalov (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 03, 2023 07:39 AM IST
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French Open lets Sabalenka skip news conference after Ukraine war questions

After each of her previous two wins this week, Sabalenka was asked about her stance on the war in Ukraine

 Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka reacts during her third round match against Russia's Kamilla Rakhimova(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 11:48 PM IST
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French Open: Novak Djokovic digs deep to get past Alejandro Davidovic Fokina

The clinical play was missing but the third seed found a way to win and reach the fourth round

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his third round match against Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 10:58 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Aryna Sabalenka hurries into French Open fourth round

Sabalenka advanced to the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-2, 6-2 drubbing of Kamilla Rakhimova of Russia.

Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka plays a backhand return to Russia's Kamilla Rakhimova during their women's singles match on day six of the Roland-Garros Open tennis tournament at the Court Philippe-Chatrier in Paris(AFP)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 07:00 PM IST
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Jessica Pegula, American seeded No. 3, loses at French Open to Elise Mertens

Pegula was a quarterfinalist at four of the five most recent majors, including a year ago at Roland Garros.

Jessica Pegula
Published on Jun 02, 2023 05:45 PM IST
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Ruud, Swiatek gain momentum at French Open as Sinner punished

Ruud, who lost to Rafa Nadal in last year's final, is aiming to capitalise on the 14-time champion's absence through injury this year.

Casper Ruud(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 09:01 AM IST
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Teen Mirra Andreeva turning heads in Paris

Just 16 years old, the Russian is the youngest player in the third round of the French Open since 2005

TOPSHOT - Russia's Mirra Andreeva celebrates winning against France's Diane Parry during their women's singles match on day five of the Roland-Garros Open tennis tournament at the Court Simonne-Mathieu in Paris on June 1, 2023. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jun 01, 2023 11:25 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

Novak Djokovic tries to put issue of Kosovo comments behind him at French Open

Criticized for his comments about clashes in Kosovo between ethnic Serbs and NATO-led peacekeepers, Djokovic stayed away from political matters on Wednesday

Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his second round match against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 01, 2023 11:43 AM IST
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Gael Monfils withdraws from French Open with wrist injury

The 36-year-old Frenchman said he has a strained left wrist and can't continue.

France's Gael Monfils celebrates winning his first round match against Argentina's Sebastian Baez(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 01, 2023 08:44 AM IST
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Power couple Monfils, Svitolina raise an early French toast

Barely 12 hours after Monfils could barely walk after delivering one of the standout Grand Slam matches of the season, he was up and supporting his wife

Gael Monfils plays a backhand return to Sebastian Baez(AFP)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 07:42 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Tsitsipas, Alcaraz soar at French Open, Djokovic row simmers

Elina Svitolina waded into the debate around Djokovic and said the world number three should have the right to express his opinion.

Novak Djokovic(AFP)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 01:02 AM IST
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French Open: Fifth seed Caroline Garcia makes second round exit

Caroline Garcia endured a tough second round defeat against Russian Anna Blinkova.

France's Caroline Garcia reacts after missing a shot against Russia's Anna Blinkova (AP)
Updated on May 31, 2023 08:31 PM IST

Top seed Swiatek enjoys winning start to French Open title defence

The Pole, chasing a third French Open title in four years, got off to a sluggish start on a windy afternoon on Philippe Chatrier court.

Iga Swiatek(AP)
Published on May 31, 2023 07:17 AM IST
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Brazilian qualifier Wild topples Medvedev in first round

A solid clay-court player as junior, the 23-year-old exposes the frailities of the Russian on the surface to pull off a famous first round win at Roland Garros

Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts during his match against Brazil's Thiago Seyboth Wild during their men's singles match on day three of the Roland-Garros Open(AFP)
Updated on May 31, 2023 08:42 AM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai
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