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Who is Matwe Middelkoop? The doubles specialist who reached the French Open 2022 semifinal with Rohan Bopanna

June 2, 2022 8:52:58 pm

After a couple of thrilling victories this week, the duo was defeated by Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Roger in the semifinal in Paris.

Brutal Iga Swiatek destroys Daria Kasatkina to reach French Open final

June 2, 2022 8:02:55 pm

She will meet either American teenager Coco Gauff, the 18th seed, or Italy's Martina Trevisan in Saturday's showdown.

Doctor in tow, Rafael Nadal heads to French Open semifinals

June 2, 2022 6:42:07 pm

A victory over No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev of Germany on Friday would allow Nadal to continue on the path to another championship at the French Open

French Open 2022 Women’s Semifinal Highlights: Coco Gauff to face Iga Swiatek in final

June 2, 2022 11:25:28 pm

French Open 2022, Women's Semifinal Highlights: Coco Gauff crushed Martina Trevisan in the second match of the day.

French Open 2022, Women’s Singles Semifinals Live Streaming: When and where to watch?

June 2, 2022 4:21:35 pm

French Open 2022, Women's Singles Semifinals Live Score Streaming: Here is all you need to know about the semis clash between Iga Swiatek vs Daria Kasatkina and Coco Gauff and Martina Trevisan.

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Iga Swiatek win streak to 33 in Paris; reminds Pegula of Barty

June 2, 2022 12:48:30 pm

Iga Swiatek's run is the longest on tour since Serena Williams won 34 in a row in 2013.

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Marin Cilic’s 33 aces put him in 1st French Open semi at age 33

June 2, 2022 12:23:36 pm

Cilic was the runner-up to Federer at Wimbledon in 2017 and the Australian Open in 2018; the latter had been Cilic's most recent trip to a Slam semifinal.

Amelie Mauresmo: Women’s tennis has less ‘appeal’ than men’s

June 1, 2022 10:14:42 pm

The current No. 1-ranked woman, Iga Swiatek, said after her quarterfinal victory in Paris on Wednesday that she found Mauresmo’s comments “a little bit disappointing and surprising.”

French Open 2022: How Rafael Nadal’s aggressive groundstrokes and serving toppled Novak Djokovic

June 2, 2022 7:39:09 am

The Spaniard hit 57 winners as compared to his opponent's 48 in the duo's quarterfinal clash on Tuesday. Nadal's 60% win rate on his second serve – vastly better than Djokovic's 42% – also played a crucial role in his victory.

French Open: Swiatek, Kasatkina advance to semis

June 1, 2022 8:24:30 pm

Swiatek, who turned 21 on Tuesday, is on the longest unbeaten run in the women's tour since Serena Williams bagged 34 victories in succession in 2013.

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Unsure of what comes after Paris, Nadal focuses on next French Open challenge

June 1, 2022 8:38:23 am

The 35-year-old said that the presence of his personal doctor to "do things that help" made sure he could play in Paris although he is unsure of what will come next.

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in epic clash to reach French Open semifinals

June 1, 2022 7:26:11 pm

In a see-saw contest, Djokovic regained the upper hand to open a 3-0 lead in the fourth set but Nadal would not go into a fifth set, breaking back for 4-5 before forcing a tiebreak in which he gave his opponent no chance.

French Open: Zverev tames Alcaraz to return to Paris semis

June 1, 2022 7:27:49 pm

This was the first time the 25-year-old Zverev defeated a top-10 opponent at a Grand Slam in 12 attempts and his victory came against a player who came into the contest having won 14 consecutive matches.

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French Open, Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Highlights: Rafael Nadal beats world number 1 Novak Djokovic to enter semifinals

June 1, 2022 12:46:14 pm

French Open, Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Tennis Highlights: The 13-time French champion is chasing a record-extending 22nd men’s Grand Slam title.

French Open: Teenager Gauff books semi-final with straight sets win over Stephens

May 31, 2022 8:18:35 pm

The 18-year-old, the youngest player left in the draw who was hit by a brief spell of nerves late in the game, will next play Italy's Martina Trevisan for a place in Saturday's final.

Italy’s Trevisan beats Fernandez to reach French Open semis

May 31, 2022 6:38:40 pm

Trevisan had all the answers as she dominated most of the match against a below-par Fernandez who struggled to repeat the form that took her to last year's U.S. Open final.

‘Angry’ Murray likens Texas school shooting survivor’s experience to his own

May 31, 2022 3:04:45 pm

Andy Murray grew up in Dunblane and was a student at the town's local elementary school when a gunman killed 16 pupils and a teacher before killing himself. It is the deadliest mass shooting in Britain's modern history.

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French Open 2022, Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Live Streaming: When and where to watch?

May 31, 2022 2:23:53 pm

French Open 2022, Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Tennis Live Score Streaming: Here is all you need to know about the Roland Gaross encounter.

French Open: Swiatek drops set, extends win streak

May 31, 2022 12:28:07 am

The No. 1-ranked Swiatek shook off an uncharacteristically problematic stretch and came back to beat 19-year-old Zheng Qinwen of China 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-2 Monday in the fourth round at Roland Garros.

Mystery equipment changes played part in defeat says Tsitsipas

May 30, 2022 11:46:48 pm

Greek fourth seed Tsitsipas went down 7-5 3-6 6-3 6-4 against the Dane, who is making his maiden appearance in the men's tournament, in just over three hours.

Holger Rune: The teenager who eliminated Stefanos Tsitsipas from the French Open

May 31, 2022 5:38:27 pm

The Dane, who has improved more than 350 places in the world rankings in the past 15 months, is currently ranked 40 in the world.

French Open: Teenager Holger Rune dumps last year’s finalist Tsitsipas out of French Open

May 31, 2022 5:38:14 pm

The Dane, who has improved more than 350 places in the world rankings in the past 15 months, joins fellow 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz in the last eight, the first time two teenagers made that stage at a Grand Slam since 1994.

French Open: Ruud downs Hurkacz to reach maiden major quarter-finals in Paris

May 30, 2022 11:52:02 pm

Norway's Ruud, who will face either last year's runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas or 19-year-old Holger Rune on Wednesday, overcame a brief fightback from his 12th seeded opponent.

French Open 2022: Night scheduling of Djokovic-Nadal blockbuster may tilt the scales in the Serb’s favour

May 31, 2022 7:17:05 pm

The pair's showpiece quarterfinal in Paris this year is scheduled at night in more humid conditions that work against Nadal's topspin-heavy groundstrokes.

French Open: Kudermetova beats Keys to reach QFs

May 30, 2022 11:49:38 pm

Keys, who reached the semifinals at Roland Garros in 2018 and the quarterfinals the following year, dominated the opening set but lost rhythm after Kudermetova took a bathroom break before the second set.

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