Roland Garros – Picks from Day 1

Magda Linette stuns Ons Jabeur first up on Chatrier We all had Ons Jabeur in our list of contenders for the title, not many would have had the Tunisian out at the first hurdle. Magda Linette from Poland secured her biggest career win with a three set win over the Madrid winner and Rome runner-up... Continue Reading →

One final chapter, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to retire at Roland Garros

2005 was quite the year at Roland Garros. Andre Agassi played made his last appearance in the French capital, future champions Stan Wawrinka & Novak Djokovic made their tournament debuts as did someone called Rafael Nadal who won his first title. Another debutant was the Frenchman himself, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who is now saying goodbye to... Continue Reading →

Roland Garros – First Round Battles

Casper Ruud vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga A farewell for Jo, he has been incredible for the sport over the last 18 years. He made his Roland Garros debut in 2005 and this will be his 13th and final match of a wonderfully exciting career. It probably isn't what Casper Ruud needs. It will be an atmosphere... Continue Reading →

Roland Garros – The Ones to Watch

Casper Ruud I wanted to have Casper in my piece talking about contenders at Roland Garros but the form coming into Rome and the manner of the defeat to Djokovic raised a few eyebrows. Djokovic' performance was great but Casper couldn't consistently put a challenge together that would turn the tables. His success has come... Continue Reading →

Roland Garros – The Contenders

128 begin but only one will win, there are plenty to watch but who is a contender in the mens draw? Rafael Nadal There isn't many better places to start, Nadal is on the hunt for a 14th title at Roland Garros which gets even more incredible every time you say it. 105 wins and... Continue Reading →

Roland Garros – The Contenders

5 former champions but will anyone add another Roland Garros trophy to their collection? 128 will begin but who will contend for the title? Iga Świątek You can't look much further than Iga, she has been sensational this season, I've ran out of words. She has won 5 titles back to back and is on... Continue Reading →

Over the years there have been doubts but he proved us wrong. Is a 14th Roland Garros title likely for Rafael Nadal or is the competition and his foot injury too much of a hinderance?

For the first time in his career Rafael Nadal will head to Roland Garros having not participated in a Masters 1000 final on clay. It is also only the second time the Spaniard has lost before the quarter finals in Rome where he is a 10 time champion with a 90% win record. Nadal's exit... Continue Reading →

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