This Week In Tennis
ON THE WEB
Coach Patrick Mouratoglou has Methodical Plan for Serena Williams
Insider Notebook: Of Olympics and Epics
Insider Doubles Take: French Open
Azarenka: My special connection to Paris and journey to Roland Garros
Tatjana Maria plans on taking legal action after “unfair” Cornet match
Inside Serena and Venus Williams’s Secret Dance-Off
Reports of Positive Test Dog Varvara Lepchenko
Their Runs Are Over, But Turkish Pioneers Inspired A Nation
French Open Sticks With Umpire's Eyes over Hawk-eye on Clay
Films, Three Decades Apart, Show What a Sport Has Lost as it Grows
Tignor: Cinderella Sunday
Points and Prize Money Mean More to Olympic Tennis Holdouts
Women’s Tennis Grapples with how to Protect its Aging Stars
Men's Singles Draw
- Novak Djokovic remains on course to complete his career Grand Slam at the French Open. This is Djokovic's fifth attempt at the feat, losing in the finals three of the last four years in Paris. The world #1 has yet to lose a set through three rounds.
- Stan Wawrinka survived a five-set challenge from Rosol in the first round and now finds himself in the quarterfinals against Ramos-Vinolas. The defending champion will likely face Andy Murray in the semifinals and a possible rematch of last year's final against Djokovic, if he is to repeat at Roland Garros.
- Rafael Nadal entered this year's French Open in search of a 10th title in Paris. The Spaniard claimed titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona earlier this spring, signifying a return of some of his legendary clay court form. However, a day after his second round win, Nadal called a press conference to announce his withdrawal from the tournament due to a wrist injury.
- Richard Gasquet is the sole French player left in either singles draw. He faces Andy Murray in the quarterfinals after already defeating Nick Kyrgios and Kei Nishikori.
- David Ferrer and Tomáš Berdych both entered Roland Garros amidst uncertainty as to whether each could make deep runs at the year's second Slam. Ferrer missed large swaths of the season due to injury and has yet to reach a final in 2016. Meanwhile, Berdych entered the tournament fresh off the receiving end of a double bagel in Rome and the subsequent firing of his coach. Ferrer leads their head-to-head 8-6, while Berdych holds a 3-2 edge on clay.
- John McEnroe announced he will join Milos Raonic's coaching team through Wimbledon.
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, semifinalist from a year ago, was forced to retire from his third round match against Ernests Gulbis with an adductor injury. His injury marked the second time last week (after Azarenka) that one of the top players was moved to tears because of injury.
- The top-seeded French pair of Herbert/Mahut remain in the hunt for the doubles crown. Other top teams have already exited the event, including: Pospisil/Sock, Murray/Soares, Rojer/Tecau, and Huey/Mirnyi.
- Ernests Gulbis entered Roland Garros ranked #80 and sporting a 4-10 win-loss record in 2016. The 2014 French Open semifinalist is now one win away from matching his output all year, and will face David Goffin in the fourth round.
ON THE WEB
International Tennis Federation to change anti-doping procedures to stop the 'silent ban'
Tignor: Throwback Throwdown
Tignor: The Best Title Defense is a Good Offense
Former French Open semi-finalist Ernests Gulbis hits out at hypocrisy in tennis
Louisa Thomas: Andy Murray vs. The French
Carole Bouchard: "Winning against yourself : that's the sport"
Christopher Clarey: Ten Sets In, Andy Murray's Title Defense Is Just Beginning
Tignor: Begging To Differ
Let Sleeping Tennis Players Lie
The Unknown Player, Fueled by Soda and Candy, Who Nearly Beat Murray
Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of French Open With Wrist Injury
Tignor: The Scars to Prove It
Tignor: This is Not the End
Tignor: Showing His Stripes
The Body Serve - "Mid-French Open Chat: Vamos Another Day"
No Challenges Remaining - Mini episodes from Roland Garros
The Main Draw - "Game, Set, Mats"
WTA Insider - "Dropshot: Coach's Corner with Darren Cahill"
Beyond The Baseline - "Jon Wertheim Checks in from Roland Garros"
Realz Tenis Fanz - "Is the 2016 French Open Over Yet??"
Tennis Connected - "Week Two at the French Open without Rafa Nadal"
The Tennis Podcast - "Marathon Man Murray Discussed; First Two Rounds Reviewed"
The only personality that I know from tennis is Seen Williams. Too bad because I was not able to see the 2016 French Open! Many people were talking about it, that's why it made a global buzz online! I want to congratulate all players because I am sure that they made an effort. By just being there, that means that they made a huge sacrifice which is something that we should appreciate. At the same time, I want to congratulate everyone who had been part of 2016 French Open!
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