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French Open Mens Final Preview 2020

This is the marquee final the tennis world wanted to see.  It’s Rafa vs Novak, two heavyweights of the game who are chasing history.  They’ve played so many big matches throughout the years including eight Grand Slam finals. That record stands at 4-4.  Nadal skipped the US Open due to virus concerns, Novak was famously defaulted from it, now they both have a chance to close in on Federer’s 20 Slams. Novak is on 17; Rafa is at 19, whoever wins tonight are one step closer to tennis immortality. Continue reading French Open Mens Final Preview 2020

French Open Women’s Final Preview 2020

This match will be in terms of combined age the youngest Grand Slam final in twelve years. Iga Swiatek is a 19-year-old Polish player who has never made it further than a quarter final in any tour level event. These two weeks she’s been on the run of a lifetime, coming in unseeded she has ripped through the draw without losing a set. Continue reading French Open Women’s Final Preview 2020

Federer vs Nadal 39

It’s the dream matchup we didn’t dare possible before this French Open started, we didn’t think we’d see it again on the dirt of Paris.  Tomorrow nights’ semi final between two champions who have pushed each other since they first met in Miami in 2004 will play for the 39thtime.  Rafa leads the head to head 23-15, although Federer has won the last five but Rafa leads their French Open matches 5-0. This will be tasty. Continue reading Federer vs Nadal 39

French Open Thoughts Week 1

The big 3 cruise

Federer, Novak and Rafa have all looked good in their opening rounds; only Rafa has dropped a set, last night to David Goffin, the Belgian roadrunner.  Federer was tested in the 3rdround by Casper Ruud, who took him to a tiebreak in the 3rdset but came through in straight sets, hitting 11 aces and 52 winners, the Swiss plays Leonardo Mayer next who he leads 3-0 in the head to heads. Continue reading French Open Thoughts Week 1

French Open Finals Preview 2018

Halep vs Stephens

This match is a tale of two very different Grand Slam histories. The Romanian Simona Halep is 0-3 in Grand Slam Finals, all 3 set heartbreaking losses. At the French Open last year losing 6-4 in the final set to surprise winner Jelena Ostapenko and 4 years ago in Paris losing 6-3 in the 3rdto Sharapova, could tonight she finally be left standing holding the winners trophy? Continue reading French Open Finals Preview 2018

Wawrinka v Nadal Preview

There’s one more late night on the cards tennis fans, as Stan Wawrinka will do his best to deny Rafa Nadal a mind bending 10th French Open title starting at 3pm local Paris time. This final matchup isn’t all that surprising, Rafa was expected to come through the bottom half of the draw and hasn’t lost a set whilst demolishing the Djokovic conqueror Dominic Thiem easily in a straight set semi final shellacking, 6-3, 6-4, 6-0. Continue reading Wawrinka v Nadal Preview