Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, an unrivalled phenomenon

23rd of May 2005, does anyone remember what they were doing in 2005? Prince Charles married Camilla, Liverpool recovered from 3-0 down in the Champions League Final to AC Milan, Doctor Who returned to British television and Rafael Nadal won his first match at Roland Garros. 6-1 7-6 6-1 vs Lars Burgsmuller of Germany. Looking... Continue Reading →

Casper Ruud’s performances in Paris deserve praise but also provide a useful platform to learn from

The first time I watched Casper Ruud must've been in 2018/2019 and I remember his time at the Next Gen Finals in 2019 well, the Norwegian impressed but I felt that he was a bit behind the others. Ruud lost to De Minaur and Kecmanovic going out in the round robin and his game felt... Continue Reading →

At 18, Coco Gauff’s consistency doesn’t get the praise it deserves, her Roland Garros run is another chapter in her story with a return to Wimbledon on the horizon

I don't think I will ever forget Coco Gauff's breakthrough on Centre Court at Wimbledon defeating Venus Williams in straight sets at the age of 15. It was a truly wonderful performance, the one that stood out for me was her comeback vs Polona Hercog in the third round having saved two match points. It... Continue Reading →

Match Point from Roland Garros

Andrey Rublev's performance in defeat to Marin Cilic a realism of his current level but does he have that next level in him? For a while I've had doubts and then opportunity knocked for Andrey Rublev, Medvedev was out and in what had turned into his half he was the highest seed left. The performance... Continue Reading →

After releasing a statement of assurances last year that men and women “enjoy an equal footing” at Roland Garros the facts continue tell a different story. Why aren’t women treated equally at Roland Garros? Amelie Mauresmo answers that…

I have to say I am not surprised but disappointed with Roland Garros and I extend my disappointment to Amelie Mauresmo who took on the role of tournament director this year. 12 months ago Roland Garros were quick to shut down rumours that the “match of the day” would be predominantly mens matches. On the... Continue Reading →

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