French Open

Nadal: The King of Clay Will Always Have Paris

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 6, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) “Victory belongs to the most tenacious” are words inscribed in both English and French in the upper-deck façade on either side of Court Philippe-Chatrier. They are attributed to French aviation and World War […]

Nadal Still The King Of Clay, Wins 14th Roland Garros Title

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 5, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Imagine you’re playing Rafael Nadal for the first time and it’s for the Roland Garros singles title on the most famous red clay court in the world, before a sold-out crowd, on an […]

Gauff Brings Big Picture Mindset Into Roland Garros Final

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 4, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Coco Gauff may only be 18, but don’t be fooled by her youthful nature. Watch her play, listen to her during interviews, and you’ll see and learn that she’s wise beyond her teenage […]

Nadal Reaches Roland Garros Final, Zverev Suffers Injury

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 3, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Rafael Nadal is 13-0 in French Open singles finals. On Sunday, the 36-year-old Spaniard will go for a record-extending 14th Roland Garros title in Paris. He’ll likely be the favorite to win. That’s […]

Swiatek Wins 34th Straight, Reaches Second Roland Garros Final

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 2, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) At the conclusion of her 64-minute 6-2, 6-1 French Open semifinal victory Thursday afternoon in Paris, Iga Swiatek thoughtfully signed the camera lens “Grateful to be in the final again ❤️.” It was heartfelt and […]

Kasatkina Reaches An Important Milestone With Roland Garros Victory

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 1, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Daria Kasatkina won an all-Russian quarterfinal to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal at the French Open Wednesday afternoon in Paris. She may have been nervous inside, but on the outside, she broke […]

Nadal Wins Roland Garros Thriller Over Djokovic

PARIS/WASHINGTON, May 31, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) The blockbuster quarterfinal clash between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the French Open Tuesday evening is one that every tennis fan around the world had looked forward to with great anticipation since […]

Zverev Wins Epic Roland Garros Quarterfinal Battle Over Alcaraz

PARIS/WASHINGTON, May 31, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 3 Alexander Zverev has reached his second straight French Open semifinal. As a sunny Tuesday afternoon morphed into evening, the No. 3 seed from Germany scored an epic 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, […]