Novak Djokovic & Roland Garros
Novak Djokovic (born 22 May 1987) is a Serbian professional tennis player who is ranked the World No. Roland Garros (6 October 1888 – 5 October 1918) was an early French aviator and a fighter pilot during World War I./5
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Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal advance to the next round with straight set wins in the Roland Garros in Paris.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal register easy wins at the French Open. Nadal's record at Roland Garros is just ace.
Still struggling for to find his best form, Novak adds Andre to his team ahead of Roland Garros > https:/…
Novak Djokovic claimed his 50th Roland Garros wins with victory over Steve Darcis yesterday.
Novak Djokovic claimed his 50th win at Roland Garros by seeing off Belgian qualifier Steve Darcis.
Novak Djokovic: My Goal in Rio 2016 is to Get a Medal. Ill fight to win Roland Garros...
Novak Djokovic is king in 2015. Undisputed. Pity he couldn't win at Roland Garros.
How do you respond to one of the most difficult losses of your life at Roland Garros?. You do what Novak Djokovic has just done…
Rafael Nadal has beaten Novak Djokovic six times at Roland Garros, but how many times do you hear this from his fans? Rarely!
Novak Djokovic is only the first player to beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros and Roger Federer at Wimbledon in the sam…
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New Delhi: World number one Novak Djokovic insists he is close to winning the French Open, the only trophy missing from his Grand Slam cabinet, even though he has a minor problem and his name is Rafael Nadal. "I have been pretty close to winning the French Open title and have played a few finals and semi-finals but I have a problem, his name is Nadal," said Djokovic, who has twice finished runner-up to record nine-time champion at Roland Garros. Djokovic, who was speaking after the india leg of the IPTL, said he has got the self-belief to go all the way in the second Grand Slam of the year. "Losing only one match in his career is credit to him (Nadal). I respect him a lot, Roger (Federer) and other guys. I am going to push. I am going to keep trying. The last couple of years the way I have played on Clay Courts against Rafa, it has given me enough reason to believe that I ...
Novak Djokovic qualified for the final at Roland Garros - News - Bubblews
Novak Djokovic and Ernests Gulbis will compete for a place in the final of Roland Garros - News - Bubblews
Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the " Roland Garros " - News - Bubblews
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON - FULL DRAW ANALYSIS, PREVIEW AND PREDICTION (thanks Birdman for the draw!) POSSIBLE OPPONENTS: Rafael Nadal: 1R - Martin Klizan 2R - Lukas Rosol/Benoit Paire 3R - Ivo Karlovic 4R - Richard Gasquet QF - Milos Raonic/Kei Nishikori/Philipp Kohlschreiber SF - Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka F - Novak Djokovic/Andy Murray Verdict - If there ever was a definition of "nightmare draw", this is it. First up, Klizan. Klizan is in excellent form this year, with a 16-5 W/L record and a title at Munich (where he beat Youzhny, Haas and Fognini to win). His Slam showings have been consistent so far this year. Klizan also famously took the first set off Rafa in their encounter from the second round of Roland Garros last year. He hits big and clean, and is very, very dangerous for a player like Rafa. Second is probably the Last Man Rafa would want as his second round opponent. Nothing needs to be said about the bomb-serving, destructive Rosol, whose knockout of Rafa here two years ago change ...
Rafael Nadal shows off his fit physique during his men’s singles final match against Novak Djokovic on day fifteen of the 2014 French Open at Roland Garros on Sunday (June 8) in Paris, France. The 28-year-old Spanish star took home his ninth French Open after defeating the 27-year-old Serbian player
Rafael Nadal shook off a lost first set Sunday to beat Novak Djokovic in the French Open final, the Spaniard's record ninth career title at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal wins French Open title for ninth time with 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4 win over Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros. http…
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Rafael Nadal v/s Novak Djokovic; whose gonna win the title at the Roland Garros!!?
French Open final: Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic - live!: All the action from the men's final at Roland Garros...
Rafael Nadal faces Novak Djokovic in the French Open final today at Roland Garros. Who's going to win?
From the Garros 2014 blog. "And that's a wrap folks! WHAT A MATCH. That's the first three-set final in 13 years, and just two minutes shy of the all-time Roland Garros women's record of 3:04, set by Steffi Graf and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario. Sharapova was brilliant in clinching her fifth Grand Slam title in her fourth straight three-set match, while Halep was equally impressive in her first ever major final. That match will take a lot to beat in terms of quality and drama. But no doubt Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will bring a similar quality to the court for tomorrow's men's final! We look forward to you all joining us then :)
Who's going to rule Roland Garros this afternoon? Rafa Nadal (looking for his 5th French Open Title) or Novak Djokovic (if he wins, he will become world's no 1)
6:30 IST on center court Roland Garros, Parris, Rafael Nadal will take on Novak Djokovic for his 9th jere and 14th overall major slam
Congratulations Maria Sharapova for winning her second Roland Garros title! And tonight, it's Rafa Nadal's and Novak Djokovic's turn. Will Rafa win his ninth Roland Garros title? Or will Djokovic win his first? Catch the action LIVE on FOX Sports and FOX Sports Plus HD from 8:30pm!
In tennis, no surprises there in the men's singles final at Roland Garros as the top two seeds will battle each other for this Grand Slam title. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are no strangers to each other with this being their 3rd matchup in a tournament final this year alone and their 42nd career meeting. And there's going to be plenty at stake in Sunday's final. Besides the French Open title, obviously the winner of this match will also claim the World number 1 ranking.
Rafael Nadal will play Novak Djokovic, who needs a Roland Garros title to complete a career Grand Slam!
Rafael Nadal ( 1 ) vs Novak Djokovic ( 2 ) Roland Garros final. This will be interesting to watch. I fancy Novak to beat Nadal based on their current form but then again, Nadal is the undisputed king of Clay Court tennis . He just dismissed Murray in 100 minutes.
Rafeal Nadal Flattens Andy Murray To Reach His Ninth French Open Final. World N0 1 Rafael Nadal rolled past Andy Murray in straight sets 6-3,6-2,6-1 to set up a final show down with arch rival and World N0 2 Novak Djokovic. The Spaniard wil be featuring in his ninth final at Roland Garros as the final against the Serbian promises to be an intriguing one.The pair will square up for the 42nd career meeting,with the top seed holding the head to head record 22-19. In the Women's section,it's Russian top seed Maria Sharapova up against a rising star Romanian World N0 4 Simona Halep.
My boy Rafael Nadal wins 34th match in a row at Roland Garros beating Andy Murray 63 62 61 and will try to earn his 5th straight French Open title (9th overall) and 14th Grand Slam crown come Sunday vs Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic defeated Milos Raonic 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in 2 hs and 22 minutes to reach the semifinal in Roland Garros for the sixth time.
Second seed Novak Djokovic tackles Croatia's Marin Cilic in the third round of Roland Garrros on Friday as his attempt to win the only Grand Slam title to elude him gathers pace. The Serbian has yet to drop a set in his two matches at Roland Garros and is expected to ease past the 25th seed, who (...)
Novak Djokovic continued his bid for a first Roland Garros title, which would complete his set of all four Grand Slam championship titles. The second seed improved to 22-0 in sets against Jeremy Chardy, when he beat the Frenchman for the ninth straight time 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon for a place in the third round. “I managed to play some good tennis and [I am] already feeling like I'm improving my game as the tournament progresses,” said Djokovic. “I managed to make him play an extra shot. I managed to stay solid from the baseline and I think that forced him to make a lot of unforced errors, which definitely helped me to win in straight sets." Djokovic has a 33-match winning streak against French opponents dating back to November 2010 at the BNP Paribas Masters (l. to Llodra). Djokovic will next play No. 25 seed Marin Cilic, a winner of two ATP World Tour titles this year, who fired 49 winners - including 19 aces - past Tobias Kamke in a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 win mid-afternoon. “I'm going ...
"Normally, ballboys take care of tennis players. Novak Djokovic flipped the script at Roland Garros. 👏👏👏👏
Eight-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal won his opening match at Roland Garros and was soon asked if he or Novak Djokovic was the man to beat in Paris this year. “You care; I don’t care,” said Rafa, who is trying to become the first man to win five straight French Open titles. “I don’t have to write. … So write whatever you want, whatever you feel. Because for me, the only thing that matters to me is I won today.” ALWAYS with Rafa!
Novak Djokovic, one of the best men’s players never to win the French Open, often plays his best when inspired by something off the court, and his homeland, Serbia, might provide some inspiration this year at Roland Garros.
Love him or hate him, what Novak Djokovic did overnight at Roland Garros will live with this young fan forever.
Novak Djokovic cruised past Joao Sousa 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 into the 2nd round at Roland Garros and also made new friends during a rain delay…
No. 9 Kei Nishikori of Japan fell to Martin Klizan in the first round at rainy Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova advanced easily.
That's it! Rafa's 60th win at Roland Garros! After his defeat to Novak Djokovic in Rome a lot of people questioned the undisputed favourite tag of the defending champion, but the Rafa waited for his racket to do all the taking to give them a fitting response. Indeed, he gave an apt response to all his critics as he laid down a marker with his performance in the opening match. May not against a tough opponent, but given his form this year, He simply outplayed Robby Ginepri in all the departments of the game to breeze through it 6-0, 6-3,6-0.Vamos Rafa
Serbian athlete and world’s second-ranked Novak Djokovic is reportedly “inspired” to play his best tennis at the Roland Garros 2014 French Open tournament.
It's a busy day at the French Open as the tournament enters its second day. Britain's James Ward makes his Roland Garros debut as he plays Tommy Robredo in the first round. Rafa Nadal starts a bid for a fifth successive French Open title and Novak Djokovic is also in action: Follow live text and Radio Five Live Sports Extra commentary:
Novak Djokovic spoke with the Roland Garros media team during media day about the proposal to his now fiancé, Jelena Ristic, and their upcoming nuptials. In
Yo Roger in the Next Round . Roland Garros 2014 French Open. But my money is on Novak Djokovic this year.
Roland Garros starts today! A fortnight of tennis on clay has begun! If you try to find me, i'll be in front of a TV watching ESPN or the Tennis Channel for the next 2 weeks. Predicted Winners: Men: Novak Djokovic Women: Serena Williams
Novak Djokovic , world number two , it was considered that rival Spaniard Rafael Nadal is the strongest candidate to win again won the French Open ( Roland Garros ) , but he stressed that he feels that with the passage of time is approaching coronation this title , the only one who is missing from the major leagues. SEE MORE:
The French Open always presents a unique test. The second major of the season is the only one contested on clay, which requires a different skill set. It also starts a very busy stretch that continues through Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Players are focused on setting a positive tone they can build from in the months ahead. Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were the stars who accomplished that goal last year with triumphs at Roland Garros. It was Nadal's eighth French championship and Williams' second. Both the Spaniard and the American return with hope of defending their titles. There are 127 other players on each side looking to end those dreams. Where: Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France When: Sunday, May 25 - Sunday, June 8 Nadal is the unquestioned "King of Clay." He's won the French Open eight times in the past nine years, including the last four. The 13-time Grand Slam champion has defeated fellow top stars Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer in the last three finals. Yet, he enters the ...
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal look likely to contest the title at Roland Garros
2012 French Open finalist Novak Djokovic celebrates his 27th birthday at Roland Garros. :)
Candles at Roland Garros: Serbian number one tennis player Novak Djokovic had his 27th birthday yesterday. The...
“Following Rafael Nadal's drubbing in Rome, is Novak Djokovic now favorite for Roland Garros? No he's not.
Who Will Be After ROLAND-GARROS? If Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic were to meet in the championship match at Roland Garros - the Emirates ATP Rankings No. 1 would hinge on the outcome. Read more
French Open Tennis: Men's Outright Winner. World number 1 Rafa Nadal (evens, Bet365)) has not been his usual self during the 2014 Clay Court season, however he has still gained very good results as you would expect. His losses to Almagro and Ferrer where big upsets, but he still managed to defeat an injured Kei Nishikori to win the Madrid Masters. Nadal has an awesome record at Roland Garros and as ever will be very tough to beat over best of 5 set matches. He will grind and grind his opponents down. Novak Djokovic (7/4 Bet365)) won the Rome Masters last week. The Serbian is looking to take back his world number 1 from Rafa and if fully recovered from his injury lay off he could go well again at this year’s French Open. Novak is more than capable of fighting hard with Nadal on clay as he did in Rome, but that semi-final from last year which Nadal somehow won 9-7 in the 5th could stay in the back of the mind of the Serbian. Still Novak has had the better of his recent matches against Rafa and will be ver ...
Rome, Italy (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic laid down the gauntlet ahead of Roland Garros when he came from a set down to dismantle claycourt king Rafael Nadal in the Italian Open final on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic clinched his third title in Rome today. Check out his new ads from the Seiko Watches ad campaign. Is Nole the favorite going into Roland Garros?
Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam that is played on clay. Serena Williams, Rafa Nadal, Li Na, Novak Djokovic and many more tennis stars speak about this surface.
BOXING American boxing legend Bernard Hopkins made history by becoming the oldest fighter to unify a weight division overnight. He added the WBA light-heavyweight crown to his IBF title by beating Beibut Shumenov with a split-decision victory in Washington. Hopkins is 49 - but still overcame an opponent 19 years his junior. FORMULA ONE Britain's Lewis Hamilton has won his third F1 race in a row. He eased to victory at the Chinese Grand Prix having started on pole position. Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg finished second, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso third. Jenson Button was 11th for McLaren, while Marussia's Max Chilton came in 19th. TENNIS It looks like Novak Djokovic could miss the French Open tennis. The six-times Grand Slam champion says he won't be able to play "for some time" after he aggravated a wrist injury at the Monte Carlo Masters. Djokovic says he doesn't know how long he'll be out for. He's never won the title at Roland Garros.
Interesting read. The new wave of coaches Saturday, 21 December 2013 from Espn Deportes Translated into English by Mauro Cappiello Everything returns. More than two decades after being the stars of the tour, they get back to the stage. Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Michael Chang and Sergi Bruguera are in the tennis world again, but this time for their off court actions. The four joined Petr Korda, Goran Ivanisevic and Ivan Lendl, among others, who had been the spearhead of a golden generation. The new coaches in action. The last occurrence of this selected group was the most unexpected and sensational. Boris Becker joined Novak Djokovic's team. The Serb will have the former world number one as head of a group that will keep his current coach, Marian Vajda. Australia, Dubai, Miami, Monte Carlo, Rome, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Cincinnati, US Open, Shanghai, Paris and London: the German's presence was confirmed in 12 tournaments. "I'm really delighted to have the opportunity to work with Boris. He's a legend, ...
Novak Djokovic: I am ready to win Roland Garros and claim the No.1 ranking in 2014
China Open: Serena struggles, Djokovic and Nadal sail through 01 Oct 2013 , Beijing, October 01, 2013 Top seed Serena Williams stumbled her way into the third round of the China Open on Tuesday while men's favourites Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal powered through their opening matches. The world number one Williams at times appeared agitated during her 6-4, 7-5 victory over Italian Francesca Schiavone, shouting at herself over lost points. The American only showed rare moments of her trademark power-play, gaining the upper hand in the first set via a mistake from her opponent, who double-faulted on set point. The top seed Williams was forced to become more aggressive in the second set after her serve was broken in the first game by Schiavone, Italy's first Grand Slam winner, at Roland Garros in 2010, and the current world number 50. As the competition intensified both players' tempers threatened to boil over, with Williams ranting and Schiavone smashing balls into the barriers at the side of the court in ...
5. Will Rafael Nadal avenge last year’s early loss? The former Wimbledon winner and recent victor at Roland Garros fell to Lukas Rosol last year in a second-round, five-set stunner. This year, he’s healthy – the knee’s better – and he’s back in winning form. He advanced to nine consecutive finals during the clay-court season and won seven. As the No. 5 seed, he’ll potentially face Federer in the quarter-finals, Murray in the semi-finals and Novak Djokovic in the final for the Wimbledon crown. But then again, if anyone can do the unthinkable and triumph against the odds, it’s probably a Spaniard called Rafa.
ESPN pundits John Mcenroe and Chris Evert gave their thoughts on who they think will be holding the trophies at the end of the Wimbledon fortnight. Wimbledon.com joined in to hear their views... In the days leading up to a major, the talk in the tennis world is always around who is favoured to take home the trophy at the close of the fortnight. In the case of The Championships 2013, Serena Williams is the leading candidate among the women. The 31-year-old Williams is the world No.1, the top seed and the defending champion who is fresh off a title at Roland Garros and riding a 31-match winning streak that dates back to March. But on the men's side, it's not as easy for the 127th Championships. Top seed Novak Djokovic won the year's opening major in Australia, but Rafael Nadal stormed back from injury to capture his record eighth title in Paris earlier this month. Roger Federer, a seven-times winner at Wimbledon, is the defending champion here. But it's actually Andy Murray who was technically the last to h ...
Toni Nadal: Rafa ready for run at No. 1 Toni Nadal tells El Periodico that his fifth-ranked nephew Rafael is sitting in a good position to make a run at the No. 1 ranking. Nadal trails world No. 1 Novak Djokovic by about 5,000 points, but only has 90 points to defend the rest of the year. “We are in a position to play for the top. Rafa has a considerable advantage, but everything can changes in one tournament,” he said. Whomever wins Wimbledon will take a big step.” Toni Nadal also said that while his nephew is the best player ever on clay, if he didn’t win the French Open title this year, “it’s not the same. When you get to Roland Garros you have a lot of pressure, you come to be the world’s best on clay. If you lose Roland Garros it’s a huge disappointment. That have him a lot of pressure. Everything you have gained is worth less. Rafael had beaten David [Ferrer] many times, but it was their biggest match. If you lose it, it would be a disaster.”
Barry Cowan - "As it stands now, I would put Rafa top of the pile ahead of Wimbledon, with Murray my second favourite and Djokovic and Federer third and fourth respectively". Err, ok. Yes Rafa was superb on his way to capturing an astonishing 8th French Open title, but Novak Djokovic is world number one for a reason, and Andy Murray, despite missing Roland Garros through injury, will be a major threat due to the fact that his game is tayler made for grass, so I fail to see the logic in that statement. In any case Rafa won last years French Open, and went out to Lukas Rosol in the 2nd round at Wimbledon. So, winning the French Open doesn't necessarily make you favourite on the turf.
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Rafa Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic at their semifinals game in 5 sets at the French Open. Watch Rafa for the finals to vie for his 8th French Open Title at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal will go for his eighth title at Roland Garros after defeating Novak Djokovic. He will face David Ferrer, who beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday in three sets.
Novak Djokovic says he is confident he can become only the second man to beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros.
On Sports Lounge this evening Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic were involved in a slugfest at Roland Garros this afternoon. We discuss the result of that gme and the implications on the tournament Stephen Keshi has named his 22 Man list for the Fifa Confederations Cup in Brazil And we discuss all the transfer news involving the big clubs in Europe All fans of the show, we appeal that your comments border across the subject matter of the day Let's go people.START POSTING AS THE SHOW GETS UNDERWAY IN 57 MINUTES.
From Roland Garros website: Nadal needs to bring best against world’s “best” Djokovic Thursday, June 6, 2013 By Matthew Cronin A quick look at seven-time champion Rafael Nadal’s record at Roland Garros would indicate that he should be the favorite against anyone he faces in Paris, having lost on only one occasion since he began playing the event in 2005, to Robin Soderling in 2009. But just like in 2012 ahead of his final against Novak Djokovic, the feeling around the grounds is that he is vulnerable against the world No.1, who has taken three of the last six meetings on clay. Nadal did defeat Djokovic in a rain-delayEd Roland Garros final last year, but Djokovic won their sole meeting on red clay this season in the final of Monte Carlo, stopping the Spaniard’s attempt at a ninth straight title. Nadal has not lost a match since then, winning crowns at Barcelona, Madrid and Rome. While Djokovic was unable to reach either the Madrid or Rome finals, both have been in excellent form in their last tw ...
Rafa Fans, Unite - Nadal vs Djoko Fri June 7th 7PM at Roland Garros. Excerpt from Roland Garros Website: Djokovic certain of historic win over Nadal By Kate Battersby: If Novak Djokovic tires of tennis in the near future, maybe he should go into marketing. His words ahead of his semi-final against the seven-time champion Rafael Nadal make it clear he’s selling a big idea, to tennis and to himself. And the idea is this… not merely that he can beat the Spaniard, but that he will do so, and thus become only the second man in nine years to defeat Nadal on the Roland Garros clay. There could be no more glorious way to complete the world No.1’s career Grand Slam. "I know the game plan,” announced Djokovic. “I'm going to be confident and step into the court with self-belief. I'm going to win - that's the mindset." To Rafa Nadal - Vamos! Prove Novak to be better in marketing than tennis in the future!
Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams top the Roland Garros odds but Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova will be hopeful of overturning the tennis betting
Djokovic has better chance against Nadal in semis - Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:03 BST Eurosport analyst Mats Wilander was hugely impressed by Novak Djokovic, as the world number one saw off the challenge of veteran Tommy Haas to reach the French Open semi-finals. Djokovic will now meet Rafael Nadal for a place in the final, and Mats believes the Serb stands a better chance of beating the Spanish clay-court master in the semis rather than in the championship game, as he explains in the video below: Mats also casts his expert eye over how Nadal won through, with a straight-set victory over Stanislas Wawrinka, and says the conditions suited the world number four: On the women's side, Maria Sharapova roared back from a terrible first set to beat Jelena Jankovic and book her place in the semi-finals; Mats gives his analysis of that match here: Sharapova will play Victoria Azarenka, who reached her first Roland Garros semi-final with victory over Maria Kirilenko. Highlights and Mats' analysis, notably of a marathon fi ...
When asked if Friday's semifinal showdown with Novak Djokovic is basically a final, Rafael Nadal said that he wasn't treating it as a final, but only as a semifinal. He basically downplayed the match in the sense that he didn't act as if whoever wins their semifinal match will win Roland Garros for sure. I think this is smart of him to say and think. After seeing what Jo-Wilfried Tsonga did to Roger Federer, there is no reason to think that Tsonga couldn't beat Nole or Rafa provided he gets passed Ferrer. Whoever comes out on top between Nole and Rafa will be heavily favored and should win, but to call it a final is disrespectful to Tsonga and Ferrer. Especially Tsonga given that he has proven he can take out members of the big four in a Grand Slam.
Roland Garros : Novak Djokovic will face Tommy Haas in the quarterfinals!!! More infos on en.africatopsports.com with Julie ESSE!!!
Grigor Dimitrov has long been lauded as one of the up-and-coming players to watch on the ATP Tour, with the young Bulgarian being both cursed and praised with a comparison, first made several years ago, of his game with that of the great Roger Federer’s. Such a comparison, whilst of course flattering, brings with it a whole heap of pressure and for several years it seemed as though Dimitrov was struggling to live up to the lofty expectations that others had placed on him. This year, however, has seen Dimitrov finally break out of his shell and start performing like a rising star. A finals appearance in Brisbane, where he lost a hard-fought match against Andy Murray, was followed with a stunning upset of world number one Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Masters and now at Roland Garros the 22 year old has made his first ever third round at a Grand Slam. Dimitrov also pushed Nadal to 3 sets at Monte Carlo, which is not an easy thing to do at one of the Spaniard’s favourite stomping grounds. Today’s remat ...
PARIS – Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were supposed to be the French Open bill-toppers at Roland Garros on Saturday, but their thunder was firmly stolen by events away from the centre court.
I am watching Roland Garros, Roger Federer game. How boring Roger is playing. None what so ever emotions on his face neither when his wining or losing. He may have perfect little family but he is almost playing perfectly if he did he would be No 1. Thank god Djokovic is No 1 otherwise I would think Roger was a robot
Looking for a relaxing way to finish your weekend? Today at Roland Garros: Spains Rafael Nadal (3) will play Fabio Fognini (27) from Italy around 5pm and at straight after, Novak Djokovic (1) from Serbia will take on Bulgerian player Grigor Dimitrov (26) which promises to be a nice match :-) Enjoy your afternoon of tennis. inside ;-)
Yesterday’s unfortunate weather delays made today an incredible day to be a spectator at Roland Garros, as almost all of the top seeds took to the courts. Continuing to look strong Federer, Tsonga and Ferrer win in straight sets; Nadal, again a little slower start losing the 1st set but then comfortably winning in 4. Unfortunately for all of us Monfils’ run comes to end after being up 2 sets, Robredo takes the match in the 5 sets. On the women’s side - Sharapova and Serena Williams continue with easy wins in straight sets. A little surprise was Errani’s straight set win 6-0, 6-4 over Lisicki. Kerber, finished off a tough, close match with an ace against American Lepchenko. An interesting matchup tomorrow will be Djokovic and the young Bulgarian, Dimitrov, who beat him a few weeks ago in Madrid.
Most of the top seeded players have made it through the first three rounds of the French Open, the exceptions being Tomas Berdych, Li Na and Caroline Wozniaki. However, top men's seed, Novak Djokovic, has so far not demonstrated his tennis prowess while King of Clay, Rafael Nadal, struggled through his first two games dropping two sets early in the championship. It would seem that Roger Federer and Serena Williams are in top form and have so far had easy rides against their opponents. But who will be crownEd Roland Garros 2013 Champion? Will Rafael Nadal lynch a historic nineth French Open title? DSTV brings us the action live from the French capital.
Roland Garros open: Novak Djokovic win by three sets to love
French Open French Open 2013: Day Three Highlights A day that saw rain play spoilsport to most tennis action, causing a few matches to be cancelled and postponed, Day Three at Roland Garros still managed to bring out some fine tennis. Those that managed to complete their roster of plays, included top-seed Novak Djokovic, French hopes Marion Bartoli and Alize Cornet, former French Open semifinalist Nikolay Davydenko, Swiss Stan Wawrinka and other assorted panoply of players. The French connect Marion Bartoli who opened the day’s play in a rain marred day at the Philippe Chartrier faced a stiff opponent in Belarusian Olga Govortsova. The opening set saw Bartoli trail 3-5 before Govortsova allowed the French woman to break back into the set to take it to a decisive tie-break. The second set saw Bartoli lose focus yet again, which allowed Govortsova to even proceedings with a 6-4 victory. In the third however Bartoli proved to be strong, wrapping the match in the 12th game in her own serve. Alize Cornet mea ...
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has made it clear that winning Roland Garros is one of his main priorities,
Roland Garros starts today . All the talk is about the potential Rafa/Novak SF . Rafa will almost definitely be there . Novak ? Hopefully . The most important event of the year . Career grand stam . Let's go Djokovic .!
David will be playing in first round of Roland Garros vs Novak Djokovic. His best performance in this Grand Slam was last year when he reached the 4th round./ David jugará en primera ronda de Roland Garros vs Novak Djokovic. Su mejor participación en este Grand Slam fue la de año pasado cuando alcanzó los cuartos de final.
Here is Part 1 of the French Open Final 2012 in Roland Garros,Paris, between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Link Part 2 -
The 2013 French Open begins on Sunday with Round 1 play, as the 2nd Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year takes center stage on the red clay of Roland Garros in Paris. Novak Djokovic sits in the top stop on the men's singles side, and will face Belgium's David Goffin in Round 1. The man who defeated Djokovic in last year's final to capture the 2012 French Open title, Rafael Nadal, begins the tournament ranked 3rd, and will face Germany's Daniel Brands in Round 1. Roger Federer is the tournaments number 2 seed, and Spain's David Ferrer, at number 4, round out the top 4 spots. Americans Sam Querrey and John Isner are ranked number 18 and 19 respectively. Isner faces Carlos Berlocq, of Argentina, in Round 1 while Querrey takes on Slovakia's Lukas Lacko. On the women's singles side, Serena Williams holds the number 1 spot and she faces Anna Tatishvili, of Georgia, in Round 1. Williams sister, Venus, comes into the French Open with the number 30 seed. Maria Sharapova, who won her 1st French Open championshi ...
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Rule: Novak Djokovic isn't allowed to win Cincinnati or Roland Garros just because he's not Roger Federer.
I think, I am even sure that this year, Novak Djokovic will win Roland Garros!
Novak Djokovic made no secret about his current goal. "Priority No. 1 is Roland Garros because it's the only Grand Slam that I haven't won in my career," Djokovic told reporters …
Rafa Fans - enjoy - its quite funny - people have short memories dont they - but us Rafa Fam does not ! 10 things about Rafa's return to tennis - from Wimbledon / BBC by Mark Hodgkinson Friday 8 February 2013 The Spaniard has been playing a clay-court event this week in Vina del Mar in Chile, his first event since last summer's Championships at Wimbledon. 1. The former Wimbledon champion has disclosed that last summer - when he would follow up his victory at the French Open by crossing the Channel and losing in the second round on the grass to Lukas Rosol - he felt as though he was playing the best tennis of his career. "What was difficult was that my knee let go at the best moment of my career," the Majorcan said in an interview with L'Equipe. "In 2012, I was really playing better than previous years. The Australian Open final last year against Novak Djokovic, even if I lost, it was great. And I went on to win Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome and Roland Garros. I was exploding on the court." 2. The New York ...
It has been a hectic year for men's tennis. Yes, it ended with the same guy on top as it had begun, Novak Djokovic, but the rungs just beneath him shifted quite dramatically over 2012, ...
You might have seen Novak Djokovic pull out a new impersonation the other day and wondered what it was all about.
We need to bring this to the asap. Wonder if Redfoo could host?!? Karaoke de Novak Djokovic en Roland Garros:
Federer beats Djokovic for his fifth title at Cincinnati Roger Federer tightened his grip on the world No. 1 ranking after a crushing 6-0, 7-6(7) defeat of Novak Djokovic to win a sixth title this season at the ATP/WTA Cincinnati Masters. The Swiss will take a healthy points lead of nearly 900 into the U.S. Open, where No. 2 Djokovic is defending the title, starting on August 27. Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna had to be content with a runners-up finish as they lost the summit clash 4-6, 4-6 to Sweden’s Robert Lindstedt and Romania’s Horia Tecau. The sixth-seeded Indian pair lost to the fourth-seeded rival team in the summit clash. China’s Li Na earned her first title since winning at Roland Garros 15 months ago, beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 to claim the WTA Cincinnati Masters.
Seven Doomed Men by Pete Bodo Rafael Nadal needs scant promotion as the start of the French Open bears down on us. Any doubts about Nadal's future as the man with a stranglehold (instead of that familiar, playful bite) on the French Open trophy were laid to rest these past few weeks. All that talk about Novak Djokovic pulling the clay out from under Nadal's feet? Oh, how quaintly 2011 it was. That particular threat has been dismissed as if by one of those wicked Nadal forehand cuts that ends with a helicopter flourish. So here we are again, with absolutely nothing to suggest that Rafa won't sashay out there next week and inflict a painful whipping on the first of the seven doomed men he will dismiss en route to his seventh Roland Garros title. That would break his tie with Bjorn Borg (six titles in eight appearances), and also allow Nadal to build on his superior winning percentage. We used to marvel at the fact that Borg lost just two matches in those eight tournaments at Roland Garros (as if that weren' ...
Paris, France 6/11: History beckoned for the creme de la creme on the sea of crushed bricks at Roland Garros! The 2 bests from amongst the hundreds didn't disappoint and lived up to their billings... The man from Serbia on the brink of becoming the first player, where FEW great men in a span of 43 years have tried and failed, to hold FOUR consecutive Grand Slam Championship titles... ... on the other end, the Spaniard who is to ANSWER the controversial question of who is the worthy RULER of that "red" domain,,, and lay the exclamation mark at the end of the title to prove his point. Nature and the man on a mission , Novak Djokovic joined forces to make a halt on the raging bull from Majorca that is Rafael Nadal to ascend to the throne of greatness and with finality claim the crown that will only fit one warrior in the field of the fiercest gladiators , but to no avail. It was written in the stars and all the gods connived to make destiny happen. . He is no longer EQUAL with someone. he is THE ONLY ONE. T ...
Novak’s quest for first Roland Garros title was ended by a 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 5-7 defeat in a rain-delayed final in Paris against no.2 seed Rafael Nadal on Monday.
Djokovic wins the quarter final 3 sets to 2 in a hugely close game to face Rager Federer in the semi final of Roland Garros
French Open champion Rafael Nadal has three consecutive victories over top-ranked Novak Djokovic, the most recent coming in the final at Roland Garros.
Wimbledon: Scottish retreat has fuelled Novak Djokovic's ...: ... slam at Roland Garros earlier this month, when...
Soon after the defeat of Roger Federer at the hands of Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros ( 4-6,5-7,3-6), questions started to be raised again about the chances of Roger Federer ever winning another slam. In fact, the questions are sounding more desperate as each major goes by. This can be attributed.
So, rain played its part in the 2012 French Open final at Roland Garros, but finally the game could be completed. And despite somewhat of a comeback from Serbian Novak Djokovic, the game went the way we all expected with Rafael Nadal capturing an incredible seventh French Open title.
Nadal’s £241,000 watch stolen while he was winning title By Eurosport | Tramlines – 19 hours ago A Richard Mille watch (Nadal's actual stolen watch not pictured)When Rafael Nadal stormed to the French Open crown on Monday, he should have been enjoying one of the sweetest days of his life. Not only had he just won a record seventh title at Roland Garros, but in doing so he also ended a run of three consecutive Grand Slam final defeats at the hands of arch-rival Novak Djokovic. Yet even for megastars, life has a way of kicking you in the teeth when you least expect it: while the Mallorcan was finishing off his rain-delayed match, a thief was busy in his hotel room stealing his watch. A watch, furthermore, that was worth an incredible £241,000 - that is £14,000 more than the average house costs in the UK. The one-off Richard Mille timepiece (similar to the one pictured above) had been lent to Nadal for the duration of the tournament - presumably so that the 11-times Grand Slam champ could give the fir ...
Novak Djokovic digs deep to reach French Open semifinals: A year ago in the semifinals at Roland Garros, Federer...
Novak Djokovic in press conference after the 2012 French Open : Do you think Djoko will win Roland Garros one day ?
Rafa makes history with his 7th French Open title at Roland Garros
Nadal relieved to defeat Djokovic at a major Rafael Nadal, who beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic for his seventh Roland Garros title, says
The men's final at Roland Garros provided something sporting contests rarely do — the foreknowledge that, irrespective of the result, history will be made. There was a brief period in this rain-blighted encounter when it seemed that top seeded Novak Djokovic would become the first man in 43 years to...
Hands reach to Rafael Nadal for a well deserved hug after his historic triumph in Roland Garros in Paris. History would have been made whichever way the pendulum of victory swung - Nadal's opponent Novak Djokovic was going for his fourth Grand Slam tournament in a row - something that hasn't been ac...
Congratulations to Rafael Nadal for matching the record of the Swedish Steel (Bjorn Borg) of seven wins at the Roland Garros... I will always be a fan ya Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal, seeking a record seventh title at Roland Garros, won the first two sets against Novak Djokovic but then came apart and must wait until Monday to play again.
ROLAND GARROS FRENCH Grand Slam Clay Court TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS MEN'S FINAL IS GOING TO BE UNDERWAY, IN A FEW MINUTES, BETWEEN DJOCOVIC (SERBIA) (No.1 SEED) VS. Rafael Nadal (SPAIN) ( No.2 SEED) AT PHILLIPPE CHETRIER COURT.READ ON THE PREVIEW. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been on a permanent collision course over the past year and now will meet in their fourth straight major in the Roland Garros final on Sunday. The contest will show whether or not the Spaniard has pushed his game to a height where he can stave off the ever ambitious Serbian, who has taken him down in the last three Grand Slam finals. However, Djokovic has never upended Nadal in Paris, falling to him in straight sets on three successive occasions from 2006-2008. While no.1 Djokovic is clearly a different player than he was back then, the Spaniard has won their last two meetings in the Monte Carlo and Rome finals. Prior to that, Djokovic had won seven straight matches against Nadal, including their recordsetting 5 hour, 53 minute ...
the last one is Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic. Rafa vying for his 7th Roland Garros title,& Nole same as Maria Sharapova but just more GS.
Here's the Match Point and the interview with Novak Djokovic (in French) of the match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in Roland Garros 2012. Novak D...
All the latest news, scores and results from day 12 of the French Open at Roland Garros.
Roland Garros: Men’s Semi-Finals, R.Federer vs N.Djokovic (you can watch it live on Aljazeera Sport2[normal])
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will meet for the 26th time in the Roland Garros semi-finals.
THE rift is deep between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Federer has screamed at Djokovic's parents during a match. They will stride on to Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros tonight and rumble like few tennis players have ever rumbled before.
Top seed Novak Djokovic extinguished French title hopes for another year at Roland Garros on Tuesday by saving four Match Points to knock out fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 5-7, 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-1 in four hours and five minutes.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic found themselves playing Match Points at the same time, about 300 yards apart on the two main show courts of a drizzly Roland Garros.
Tennis wizards Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer staged a couple of extraordinary Houdini acts to set up another mouth-watering French Open semi-final at Roland Garros. A true inspiration - though it seems u lost it all, dere is always equal chance to win.
Former champs, defending champs, top seeds, and top-ranked: players of all shapes and sizes were tested in the last three days of play at Roland Garros. Some, including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, dug deep and squeezed out five-set wins. Others, like defending champ Li Na and No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka, couldn't fight off the upsets.
Women's No. 1 Victoria Azarenka fell 6-2, 7-6 (4) to 15th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova on a windy, gray day at Roland Garros, where the world's top-ranked player hardly looked the part. On the men's side, top-seeded Novak Djokovic completed his third career comeback from two sets down to keep his hopes...
Novak Djokovic beat Nicolas Devilder 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 & will play Andreas Seppi in the last 16 at Roland Garros.
Victoria Azarenka and Roger Federer are through to the second round with world number one Novak Djokovic up next at Roland Garros.
The French Open is right upon us, and my main buddy, 6 times & defending champion world Rafael Nadal is in no mood to give up his prized asset crown of Roland Garros, having beaten Djokovic of recent past in Monte Carlo & Rome Masters . In turn world Novak Djokovic needs the French Open title to complete his set of Grand Slams, having beaten Rafa in the last 3 Grand Slam finals, Djokovic would be hoping it can be 4th time lucky for him to complete the set, not to mention Roger Federer and perhaps Andy Murray amongst others who might decide to gate crash the dream final party. Albeit this is Rafa's palace and the king of clay's mood is "no squatters allowed", Djokovic can be superhuman at times!.This could be the defining Grand Slam of the season, if Nadal wins this and of course i believe he would, Wimbledon would be even tastier.Come on Rafa.let's go.Vaaamos!!
All the top players practiced at Roland Garros today ! Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Ana Ivanovic, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Marin Del Potro and more ! Only 3 days before the main draw starts ! (Crédit photo : FFT)
With only three more days to go for the commemoration of this year’s Clay Court Grand Slam, there are only three people who look likely to win the tournament at Roland Garros. They are Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. For those who follow tennis, the mentioning of those names is not g...
Rafael Nadal b. Novak Djokovic 7/5 6/3 to win Rome for the 6th time = Rafa will be seeded number 2 at Roland Garros
Rafael Nadal may have been the favorite heading in the French Open regardless of the outcome in his Italian Open final match against Novak Djokovic . But after beat the Djoker, he clearly heads into the Roland Garros as the tournament favorite...
I hope Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray will win Roland Garros.
May 22, the Roland Garros tennis Grand Slam begins. I am predicting Novak Djokovic will take poccession of the title and hold all 4 Grand Slams at once! Idemo Nole!!
Novak Djokovic: "I feel like I'm ready 2 complete a Slam @ Roland-Garros this yr" good luck w/that djerko pppft
Novak Djokovic : "I feel like I'm ready to complete a Slam at Roland-Garros this year"
Vamos Rafa! Rafa Nadal has finally beaten Novak Djokovic and won his eigth Monte Carlo Masters title. What an awesome win for Rafa! He crushed Djokovic, 6-3 6-1, and hopefully this can start to turn the tide toward Rafa's favor. Onward toward Roland Garros!
Just read Novak Djokovic's press conference after the final. 2011 season and Roland Garros were barely mentioned. Nice journos :)
Philosophizing about tennis ... - What if Novak Djokovic were to win Roland Garros in 2012? This would mean...
Nice to see Novak Djokovic winning his first masters title,hope he can buil on that and break the duck at Roland Garros..
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