• Feliciano Lopez, Roland Garros 2016

    Roland Garros 2016 R1: Feli Lopez defeats Thomas Fabbiano

    A solid 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-2 win for Feliciano Lopez over Italian player Thomas Fabbiano, ranked 117. He will next face Victor Estrella Burgos in the second round. With Federer’s Grand Slam appearance streak now over at 65, the longest active run belongs to Feliciano Lopez (57).

  • Sam Stosur, Roland Garros 2016

    Roland Garros 2016 R1: Sam Stosur defeats Misaki Doi

    A difficult first-round match for the Roland Garros 2010 finalist. She won the first set quite easily 6-2. But lost her serve early in the second set, and the game was stopped by darkness on Monday at 6-2 1-3. Play resumed on Tuesday morning and the Japanese leveled at one set all. Down a break […]

  • Alexander Zverev, Roland Garros 2016

    Day 3 at RG16: Stosur, Lopez and Zverev

    I usually like preparing my day at Roland Garros, and write down the matches I want to watch but more often than not I end up watching different matches than those planned. I had in mind to attend either Coric-Fritz on court 8 or Bouchard-Siegemund on court 16. But given the long long long queues […]

  • Serena Williams Roland Garros shoes

    Roland Garros 2016: Serena Williams NikeCourt Flare shoe

    Serena Williams will compete in Paris in a NikeCourt Flare that celebrates her love of roses. It is available beginning nike.com/nikelab and select NikeLab stores. Follow our Roland Garros 2016 coverage.

  • Rafael Nadal, Roland Garros 2016

    Nadal responds to doping allegations

    Former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot said on French TV last March that “it is known that the injury of Rafael Nadal, which lasted seven months, was probably because of a positive control”. Nadal filled a lawsuit against Bachelot last month. Here are a few extracts from l’Equipe Magazine’s interview in which the 9-time Roland […]

  • Julien Benneteau, Roland Garros 2016

    Roland Garros 2016: Benneteau and Halys at practice

    Julien Benneteau and Quentin Halys practiced together on court Lenglen on Friday. Benneteau will face recent Rome semifinalist Lucas Pouille in the first round, while Halys will face Hyeon Chung.

  • Andy Murray and Amélie Mauresmo

    Amélie Mauresmo talks about her split with Andy Murray

    Andy Murray announced his ‘mutually agreed’ split from coach Amélie Mauresmo earlier this month. In an interview with l’Equipe Magazine, Mauresmo explains the reasons behind the end of their partnership. She also talks about the Fed Cup, and various things she already discussed in previous interviews like her view on Grand Slams format and lack […]

  • Pablo Carreno Busta, Roland Garros 2016

    Roland Garros 2016: Carreno Busta at practice

    The world number 43 had solid results this year with two finals in Bueno Aires and Estoril. I don’t know much about this player but he seems a good guy and it looked like he enjoyed his one-hour practice on the Lenglen. He will face Federico Delbonis in the first round.

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Roger Federer 2014 US Open outfit

Roger Federer 2014 US Open outfit

5-time US Open champion Roger Federer will wear the Nike Advantage Premier RF Polo, Nike Premier RF Sweater, Nike Gladiator Premier Shorts and the Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour. Roger Federer night kit (on the left), Rafael Nadal night kit on the right:

Rafa 2014 US Open outfit

Rafael Nadal 2014 US Open outfit

Nike has just released the official pictures of his players 2014 US Open kits, and as we previewed it here, Rafa is going back to sleeveless: For his title defense, Nadal will wear the 2014 Nike Advantage Premier Rafa Sleeveless, classic Nike Premier Rafa Jacket, the Nike Premier Gladiator Shorts, and his signature shoes, the […]

Novak Djokovic at practice, Cincinnati Open

Proximity – Cincy report #5

Over the weekend, I’ve been learning just how close the courts are to each other. Many practice sessions take place at the same time as live matches, and it’s not uncommon to overhear the line calls for another match (or more) while anywhere (even on Grandstand or in the stadium). The concerts in the food […]

Cincinnati Open

Seeking Relief from the Heat – Cincy Report #4

Thanks a lot to Peg for sharing her experience from Cincinnati! More reports from Cincinnati: On the way to the Western & Southern Open The Western & Southern Open main draw party Friday evening at Lindner Family Tennis Center It’s been in at least the high 80s (Fahrenheit) all weekend here in Mason. That’s cooler […]

Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga roads to the Rogers Cup final

Roger Federer’s road to the final Round Opponent Score R1 BYE BYE R2 Peter Polansky 6-2 6-0 R3 Marin Cilic 7-6 6-7 6-4 QF David Ferrer 6-3 4-6 6-3 SF Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-4 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s road to the final Round Opponent Score R1 Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6 6-1 R2 Jérémy Chardy 7-6 6-4 R3 Novak […]

Roger Federer

Rogers Cup 2014: Djokovic, Murray and Federer at practice

Enjoy some pictures of Djokovic, Murray and Federer practicing in Toronto this week (photo credit: Marianne) Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic survived a second round scare versus the unpredictable Gael Monfils, winning 6-2 6-7(4) 7-6(2) in two hours and 41 minutes. But he was easily dispatched 6-2 6-2 by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga the next day. Andy Murray […]