The Grand Slam previews are back!!! The big news leading into Roland Garros is that Rafa Nadal is out with the hip injury that’s plagued him since the Australian Open. Also out for various reasons are Murray, Osaka, Halep, Muguruza, Kyrgios, Venus, Raducanu and Berrenttini.
World number 1 Iga Swiatek is exactly where she expected to be, in the final. Now on a 32 match winning streak the 21-year-old from Poland is one more good match away from bagging her second Grand Slam. Coco Gauff, the 18-year-old American had never been beyond the fourth round of a Slam, until now. This is the classic hot favorite vs the underdog. Continue reading French Open Womens Final Preview 2022
The 33rd ranked Barbora Krejcikova has spent much of her Grand Slam tennis life stuck in qualifying, barely making the main draw. The 32nd ranked Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has had a career of upset wins mixed in with early round losses. Now, they are in the French Open final and one will emerge a Grand Slam Champion. Continue reading French Open Womens Final Preview 2021
Roland Garros is finally here, albeit five months late. It’s weird it will be the final Slam played this year, but this is 2020 so everything is weird. The rising number of Covid cases in recent weeks has forced the organizers to cap spectator numbers to 1,000 on site, from a proposed 20,000 at one point. Continue reading French Open Preview 2020
I tweeted this a few months back that it was just a matter of time before Ash Barty would win a Singles Grand Slam event, well now the Queenslander has a chance as she’ll take on the Czech lefty Marketa Vondrousova who hasn’t dropped a set this whole tournament. Continue reading French Open Womens Final Preview 2019
The dusty clay of Paris is almost upon us, get ready for long rallies and lingering camera shots of fashionable Paris people you don’t know but could imagine enjoy lots of red wine with blue cheese as they drag on long cigarettes in bourgeois coffee shops. Stereotype alert. Continue reading French Open Preview 2018
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
With a day’s play already in the books and a number one seed ousted out of the event, Roland Garros waits for no man as the tennis gods look to cook up a bouillabaisse full of surprises in the next 14 days. So lets grab a lovely slice of French bread and dig in. Continue reading French Open Preview 2017