Murray awed by Nadal’s French Open record | The Express Tribune

STUTTGART: Before continuing his grass court preparations, Andy Murray on Monday did the maths on Rafael Nadal’s latest feat on clay. The 36-year-old Spaniard on Sunday routed Norway’s Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the final at Roland Garros to extend two records. It was not only his 22nd Grand Slam title but also his … Read more

Nadal wins 14th French Open and record-extending 22nd Grand Slam – SUCH TV

Rafael Nadal won a 14th French Open and record-extending 22nd Grand Slam title on Sunday with a straight-sets rout of Casper Ruud to become the oldest male champion at Roland Garros and he vowed to “keep fighting”. In a disappointing final, 36-year-old Nadal won 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 with victory coming 17 years to the day … Read more

Rafael Nadal advances to men’s French Open final after Alexander Zverev retires due to injury | CNN

CNN  —  Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal advanced to the men’s French Open final on Friday, after opponent Alexander Zverev was forced to retire due to an injury. After losing the first set 7-6 (8) in a tie-break, Zverev was leading 6-5 in the second set of the semifinal match when the German twisted his … Read more

Murray turns to Nadal and Cilic for inspiration | The Express Tribune

LONDON: Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is hoping to draw inspiration from the age-defying feats of Rafa Nadal and Marin Cilic at the French Open as he seeks to build momentum ahead of the grasscourt major this month. The 35-year-old, who skipped Roland Garros to preserve his fitness and prepare for Wimbledon, overcame Dutchman Gijs … Read more

Teenager Holger Rune stuns fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas at the French Open | CNN

CNN  —  Danish teenager Holger Rune completed arguably the biggest upset of the French Open so far as he beat fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5 3-6 6-3 6-4. The victory sees Rune, ranked 40th in the world, become the first ever Danish man to reach the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, where he will face Norway’s … Read more

Gauff, Stephens in all-American showdown | The Express Tribune

PARIS: Teenager Coco Gauff will bid to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final on Tuesday at the French Open when she takes on experienced compatriot Sloane Stephens in the last eight. The 18-year-old is playing in her second straight Roland Garros quarter-final after losing to eventual champion Barbora Krejcikova 12 months ago. Five different US … Read more

Ons Jabeur: No. 6 seed stunned by Magda Linette in French Open first round | CNN

CNN  —  It may only have been French Open’s first day, but already there’s been a notable surprise in the women’s draw as No. 6 seed Ons Jabeur was stunned by Magda Linette 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 at Roland Garros in Paris. After a dominant first set, the 30-year-old Tunisian missed opportunities to break Linette … Read more

Rafael Nadal has ‘zero problem’ with playing Felix Auger-Aliassime — who is coached by his Uncle Toni

For Rafael Nadal, family is everything. So when Nadal faces Felix Auger-Aliassime in the fourth round at Roland Garros on Sunday, he won’t worry if his uncle, Toni Nadal, is sitting in the stands in his new role as Auger-Aliassime’s coach. “I already talked with Toni after my match,” Nadal said Friday, having beaten Botic … Read more

‘I finished my way’: Tearful Tsonga says farewell at French Open | The Express Tribune

PARIS: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, a former Australian Open runner-up and world number five, said he “couldn’t have asked for a better script” as he bid an emotional goodbye to tennis at Roland Garros on Tuesday. The 37-year-old Tsonga, who announced last month he would retire following the French Open, lost 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 7-6 … Read more