Rolex Paris Masters: It’s Rafa Versus The Rest Of The Draw

WASHINGTON, November 1, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With the release of the Rolex Paris Masters singles draw Saturday afternoon at Accor Arena in Bercy, one need only infer that World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, the highest-ranked player with the absence […]

Lucky No. 13: Nadal Saves Best For Last At Roland Garros

WASHINGTON, October 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) While it’s arguable that Sunday’s performance under a closed roof at Court Philippe-Chatrier was his finest French Open victory, Rafael Nadal made quite a statement for himself – especially for someone who already […]

Nadal Storms To Record-Breaking 13th Roland Garros Title

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 11, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) Rafael Nadal equalled Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 Grand Slam titles by winning his 13th Roland Garros crown with an excellence of clay-court tennis against great rival Novak Djokovic on Sunday afternoon […]

Swiatek: Achieving The Extraordinary By Winning Roland Garros

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In the period of one Paris fortnight, 19-year-old Iga Swiatek went from being unseeded at Roland Garros to cracking the Top 20 after her remarkable French Open victory Saturday. During the short span […]

Back-To-Back Roland Garros Titles For Krawietz And Mies

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies, both from Germany, successfully defended their French Open men’s doubles title on Saturday. In a battle between the reigning Roland Garros champions and Mate Pavic of Croatia and Bruno Soares of […]

Iga Swiatek Writes Polish Tennis History At Roland Garros

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 10, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) On Saturday afternoon in Paris, 19-year-old Iga Swiatek wrote Polish tennis history by becoming the first-ever player from Poland to win a major singles title. Swiatek overwhelmed No. 4 seed Sofia Kenin from the […]

No Easy Journey To Major Final, Just Ask Kenin And Swiatek

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) What began with 128 players in the women’s singles draw a fortnight ago has pared down to just two at Roland Garros: Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek. They will walk out on Court Philippe-Chatrier […]

Nadal To Face Djokovic In Roland Garros Final

PARIS/STARNBERG, September 9, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) In the first semifinal match on Friday, No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal of Spain defeated 12th seed Diego Schwartzman from Argentina, 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(0) in three hours and 10 minutes on Court Philippe-Chatrier. […]

Dreams Do Come True, Swiatek Rolls To First Major Final

WASHINGTON, October 9, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Throughout this Parisian fortnight, 19-year-old Iga Swiatek has proved that dreams do come true. Over the course of 70 blustery minutes on Court Philippe-Chatrier on Thursday afternoon, the Polish teen from Warsaw dominated […]

Roland Garros: Swiatek To Face Kenin In Women’s Final

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 8, 2020 Teenager Iga Swiatek and No. 4 seed Sofia Kenin will meet in Saturday’s title match at Roland Garros. In one of the most unexpected Grand Slam semi-finals in recent times, Swiatek fully justified her status as […]