While Tsonga and Melzer were playing on Court Central in front of 10,000 people, Tommy Robredo and Kei Nishikori were battling on Court 1 in front of about 300 people. Court 1 is terrible, the ceiling is low, it is really noisy and looks like a warehouse or a bunker. The only good thing is […]
I only watched the first set, won easily by Tsonga 6-2, before heading to court 1 for the Nishikori-Robredo second round match. I was quite surprised to learn that Tsonga had to battle three sets to defeat Melzer. Here are a few pictures of the match: Follow our Bercy 2014 coverage on Tennis Buzz.
Win his straight sets win over Julien Benneteau on Wednesday, Andy Murray has now won 19 of his last 21 matches, with 3 titles under his belt (Shenzhen, Vienna and Valencia). 6-3 6-4 for the Scot who can thank Benneteau for all his unforced errors. Murray who is fifth in the race, needs to reach […]
A really solid 6-3 6-4 win for Novak Djokovic who is once again the big favorite for the title here. But he could lose his number one ranking if he loses in quarterfinals and Roger Federer wins the tournament. Djokovic’s coach, Boris Becker won the Bercy tournament three times in 1986, 1989 and 1992. He […]
Bothered by a back injury before the French Open, Richard Gasquet has had a disappointing season so far: he reached only one final (Eastbourne, loss to Feliciano Lopez) and is now out of the top 20. With a good performance in Paris he could secure a spot in the French Davis Cup team that will […]
On Thursday October 23rd I represented Tennis-Buzz at a press day hosted at the Hoxton Arches, London, where New Balance showcased its SS15 collections. With soon-to-be-released sports performance and lifestyle clothing products on show, together with an extensive new footwear collection, I was of course particularly keen to get a sneak peek of the latest […]
Home of the Paris Bercy Masters since 1986, the POPB (Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy) can be can be easily recognized by its pyramidal shape and its walls covered with sloping lawn. Opened in 1984, it was conceived as a modifiable sports arena capable of accomodating between 3500 and 17000 spectators for over 24 sports from […]
For the first time in years, all the big stars (minus Murray who had back surgery) played the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. Nadal and Djokovic were fighting for the number 1 ranking whereas Federer, Wawrinka, Tsonga and co were all fighting for a qualification to the ATP Finals in London. For the first time […]
adidas and Caroline Wozniacki introduce the all new adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade during the French Open. The shoe will officially be launched at Wimbledon in June and will be worn throughout the tournament by all other adidas by Stella McCartney tennis ambassadors including Laura Robson and Maria Kirilenko. The adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade […]
Venus shows off her French Open outfit from her own clothing range EleVen:
Designed by Maria herself, the world number 2 will rock the Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour iD on the clay courts at Roland Garros.
Roland Garros visitor’s guide: How to buy Roland Garros tickets Roland Garros 2013 FAQ Get behind the scenes at Roland Garros – part 1 Get behind the scenes at Roland Garros – part 2 Take a seat: court Suzanne Lenglen Take a seat: court Philippe Chatrier Today at Roland Garros: Court Philippe Chatrier Longines Smash […]
From Nadal autobiography Rafa: The Argentines are like the Spaniards, experts on clay. And Puerta played better than me for long stretches of the match. I had not yet mastered the trick of isolating myself from my environment and from my fears. You never do fully, otherwise you wouldn’t be human. But back then building […]