adidas announced the signing of rising star Alex Zverev. It’s adidas second big signing after Tomas Berdych earlier this year. Other adidas tennis ambassadors include 2016 Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The future looks bright in stripes. Welcome to the club, @alexzverev123. Alexander "Sascha" […]
Article by Franck Ramella for l’Equipe Magazine, translation by Tennis Buzz: Since 1983, Les Petits As tournament welcome players aged from 12 to 14 who sometimes write the beginning of a long story. Like Richard Gasquet, winner in 1999 after a victory of Nadal in the quarterfinals. Q: Before we speak about the young ones, […]
Everyone told me to enjoy the match but I wanted to win Interview by Stern, translation by Tennis Buzz After her Australian Open victory, Angelique Kerber is at the zenith of her career and in the footsteps of her idol Steffi Graf. “Everything that happened for the last two weeks is amazing”, said Kerber after […]
Elena Vesnina and Bruno Soares, playing their first tournament together defeated Coco Vandeweghe and Horia Tecau 6-4 4-6 10-5 to capture the mixed doubles crown in Melbourne. On Saturday, Soares won the doubles title pairing Jamie Murray. They beat veterans Daniel Nestor and Radek Stepanek (80 years combined) 2-6 6-4 7-5 in the final. .@jamie_murray's […]
Interview by l’Equipe, translation by Tennis Buzz: Yesterday Amélie Mauresmo was the biggest fan of her protege, Andy Murray, but ten years ago she captured her first Grand Slam title in Melbourne. Flashback. Q: Do yo remember exactly your route to victory here in 2006? Ouch! (Thinking…) I start with the Chinese Sun. Right? Then […]
And that makes it three Grand Slams in a row for Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza. Their 7-6 6-3 victory over Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka extend their unbeaten run to 36 matches. It is Martina Hingis’ 21th Grand Slam title: 5 in singles, 4 in mixed doubles and now 12 in women doubles.
Lucas Pouille’s coach Emmanuel Planque talks about the Canadian’s improved game. Interview by l’Equipe, translation by Tennis Buzz “Apart from Djoko, I don’t see anyone who can beat him here.” I told you that just after the match against Lucas (Pouille). I was a bit stunned after the match. I re-watched the match several times […]
Gael Monfils reached the quarterfinals in Melbourne for the first time after a 7-5 3-6 6-3 7-6 win over 74th ranked Andrey Kuznetsov. The Frenchman had an easy ride to the the last 8, beating Yuichi Sugita (124), Nicolas Mahut (63) and Stéphane Robert (225); but he’ll be the underdog on Wednesday as he faces […]
It was a busy Sunday yesterday at Roland Garros with eight fourth-round matches but also the end of two third-round matches that were suspended by night on Saturday: Verdasco-Gasquet and Murray-Kohlscheiber. Richard Gasquet, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci at practice on court 15: Still suffering from back pain, Gasquet lost to Verdasco but he can […]
They played at Roland Garros a few years ago, they are now back in Paris as coaches, TV commentators or are taking part to the Legends trophy, and with this new trend of great champions turning to coaching, there’s plenty of past champions to see around the grounds at Roland Garros. 6-time Grand Slam champion […]
There is a lot of talk about Tomas Berdych ‘Flower Power’ outfit by H&M: I am a man enough to wear this…New collection from @hm #HMsport pic.twitter.com/pZ1YVtO8Ar — Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) May 20, 2014 It reminds me of the Hawaiian shorts Pat Rafter wore in the 90’s. Do you like Tomas’ outfit? He made a […]
Novak Djokovic stopped by the brand new UNIQLO Le Marais store in Paris on Thursday 22, to unveil his Roland Garros kit and meet a few selected fans. Novak Djokovic Uniqlo collection is available online and at Uniqlo Paris Opéra and Uniqlo Le Marais. Photos: Uniqlo
Easy win for Serena on the scoreboard (6-2 6-1 in 1h20) but loads of unforced errors for the defending champion.
What do Roger Federer and Lukas Lacko have in common? They have both bageled Rafael Nadal. A pretty rare feat as the Spaniard has only lost a set 6-0 12 times in his career. But apart from that, not much. The Slovak, ranked 88 in the world, has a 6-8 record in 2014. His best […]