He played a great match. He missed hardly any balls. He served very well. His forehand, especially with the conditions the way they were today, was incredibly hard to control. As soon as he was inside the court he was hitting the ball so close to the line.
I think he played one of his best matches at Roland Garros
Nadal will face Djokovic who ousted Gulbis in the other semifinal. Nadal and Djokovic will face for the 42nd time on Sunday, the Serbian has won their last 4 meetings. So, who’s your favorite for the final Rafa or Novak?
Thanks a lot to Jérôme Chainay for the pictures!
It’s only 10.30 and it’s already crowded:
Wawrinka’s coach, Roland Garros 2000 runner-up, Magnus Norman:
More pictures and videos to come soon!
Sorry for the not so good quality of the pictures, but I was quite far away from the court.
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Roland Garros visitor’s guide:
French Open 2014 VIP packages
How to buy Roland Garros tickets
Get behind the scenes at Roland Garros – part 1
Get behind the scenes at Roland Garros – part 2
Roland Garros 2014: one month to go
Take a seat: court Suzanne Lenglen
Take a seat: court Philippe Chatrier
Today at Roland Garros: Court Philippe Chatrier
Longines Smash Corner
Roland Garros store
Beach tennis and mini tennis at Roland Garros
Fashion and gear:
Chantal Thomass creates a capsule collection for the French Open
Ana Ivanovic adidas dress
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga adidas outfit
Andy Murray adidas outfit
Caroline Wozniacki outfit by Stella McCartney
Maria Kirilenko outfit by Stella McCartney
Kei Nishikori Uniqlo outfit
Novak Djokovic Uniqlo outfit
Victoria Azarenka Nike outfit
Serena Williams Nike dress
Maria Sharapova Nike outfit
Roger Federer Nike outfit
Rafael Nadal Nike outfit
Dominika Cibulkova dress by Lacoste
John Isner outfit by Lacoste
A trip down memory lane:
1956: First time at Roland Garros for Rod Laver
Portrait of Manuel Santana, first Spaniard to capture a Grand Slam title in 1961
1969: Rod Laver defeats Ken Rosewall
Portrait of 6-time Roland Garros champion Bjorn Borg
Portrait of Adriano Panatta, the only player to beat Bjorn Borg at Roland Garros
1978: Virginia Ruzici defeats Mima Jausovec
1982: At the request of Monsieur Wilander
1982: first Grand Slam for Mats Wilander
1984 French Open: Ivan Lendl defeats John McEnroe
1985 French Open: Chris Evert defeats Martina Navratilova
Roland Garros 1985: Mats Wilander defeats Ivan Lendl
Roland Garros 1988: bold Leconte swept aside by a Mats for all surfaces
Portrait of Natasha Zvereva, 1988 runner-up
Portrait of Arantxa Sanchez, 1989 French Open champion
Portrait of Michael Chang, 1989 French Open champion
1990 French Open: Opposites attract, Gomez defeats Agassi
1991 French Open 3RD: Michael Chang defeats Jimmy Connors
1991 French Open final: Jim Courier defeats Andre Agassi
Roland Garros 1996: Pete Sampras run through the semi-finals
Steffi Graf – Martina Hingis Roland Garros 1999
1999 French Open: Agassi-Graf, two days, one destiny
2005: Rafael Nadal defeats Mariano Puerta
2008: Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Federer
A look back at Roland Garros 2011
Pictures and Recaps:
Who will win Roland Garros 2014?
- Serena Williams (33%, 40 Votes)
- Maria Sharapova (30%, 37 Votes)
- Li Na (11%, 13 Votes)
- Simona Halep (10%, 12 Votes)
- Other (9%, 11 Votes)
- Jelena Jankovic (3%, 4 Votes)
- Agnieszka Radwanska (3%, 4 Votes)
- Victoria Azarenka (1%, 1 Votes)
- Angelique Kerber (0%, 0 Votes)
- Dominika Cibulkova (0%, 0 Votes)
- Petra Kvitova (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 122
Who will win Roland Garros 2014?
- Rafael Nadal (40%, 108 Votes)
- Novak Djokovic (29%, 79 Votes)
- Roger Federer (21%, 57 Votes)
- Stanislas Wawrinka (4%, 10 Votes)
- Other (2%, 6 Votes)
- Tomas Berdych (1%, 4 Votes)
- Andy Murray (1%, 3 Votes)
- David Ferrer (1%, 2 Votes)
- John Isner (0%, 0 Votes)
- Richard Gasquet (0%, 0 Votes)
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 269
Thanks a lot to Marianne for sharing her pictures!
Maria Sharapova def Simona Halep 1-6 6-2 6-3
Rafael Nadal def Kei Nishikori 2-6 6-4 3-0
Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci def Garbine Muguruza/Carla Suarez Navarro 6-4 6-3
Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic def Bob and Mike Bryan 6-4 6-2
After two stunning quarterfinals losses in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Nadal captured his fourth Madrid title, his 27th Masters title overall. Led 2-6 2-4 he was totally outplayed by Nishikori in the final.
Following his win in Barcelona, Nishikori beat Milos Raonic and David Ferrer en route to the first Masters final of his career. And he was just a few games away from a huge upset: beat Nadal, on clay, in front of his home crowd. For a set and a half he was totally in control of the match but had to retire in the third set.
He becomes the first male Japanese player to each the top 10.
The 20-year old Austrian stunned Australian Open and Monte Carlo champion Stanislas Wawrinka in the second round of the Madrid Open. Thiem is the first 20-and-under player to defeat a top-five player in three years. Unfotunately he had to retire due to illness before his third round match against Feliciano Lopez.
She beat Simona Halep to capture her first Madrid title. She remains undefeated on clay this season (11-0) and looks like a serious contender for the Roland Garros title.
Quarterfinalist at the Australian Open, winner of the Qatar Open, she reached her first Premier Mandatory final in Madrid.
Serena Williams withdrew from the Madrid Open before her quarterfinal match against Petra Kvitova because of a left thigh injury. She is doubtful for the Rome tournament this week.