Tagged with Roland Garros

Why can’t Nadal cut it on grass?

Why can’t Nadal cut it on grass?

Rafael Nadal is an interesting tennis player, never before has there been someone whose game and style are affected so much by the court’s surface. To learn why he’s so much better on the clay, we have to delve back I to his early tennis career. At age 12, the Spaniard won the national and … Continue reading

The Best Clay Court Player. Ever.

The Best Clay Court Player. Ever.

Rafael Nadal has won his eighth Roland Garros title after a 6-3 6-2 6-3 victory over compatriot David Ferrer in 2 hours and 60 minutes. A fantastic feat of eight titles at Roland Garros speaks volumes itself but have a read of how he got his elusive twelfth Grand Slam. It shows just how incredible … Continue reading

Stat Attack: RG13 Final

Stat Attack: RG13 Final

Today, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer will battle it out for the 2013 French Open title. Here are a few stats to get you in the mood for the second Grand Slam final of the year. Nadal is looking for his eighth Roland Garros title and twelfth Grand Slam title. Victory for Nadal would mean he’d … Continue reading

Tsonga Disappoints at the French Open

Tsonga Disappoints at the French Open

Angered by the crowd, his racquet, the weather, the line judges and the umpire during today’s meeting with David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga was essentially a bad loser. It was evident as he strode nervously onto the court, the magnitude of the home crowd disappointed him. However, after enduring the 2 1/2 hour Djokovic-Nadal thriller, any … Continue reading

Nadal & Djokovic Fight Out Incredible Battle

Nadal & Djokovic Fight Out Incredible Battle

From the moment the draw was announced, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were always tipped to meet at the semi-final stage and was the one that everybody, apart from supporters of the respective players, wanted to see. They both continue to set the bar in such a golden generation of tennis. It was remarkable, which … Continue reading

The Day of Jo (and David)

The Day of Jo (and David)

In yesterday’s two quarter-finals, Federer V Tsonga and Ferrer V Robredo, three of the competitors are 31. With the only exception being 28 year-old Jo-Wilfred Tsonga. This proves it’s not just a young man’s game, but the slightly younger players of Ferrer and Tsonga still triumphed! “La Jour de Jo” Meaning “The Day of Jo” … Continue reading