Tennis news – Vladimir Safonov http://vladimirsafonov.org/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 17:02:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9 https://vladimirsafonov.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/vladimir.png Tennis news – Vladimir Safonov http://vladimirsafonov.org/ 32 32 Rafael Nadal wins 22nd Grand Slam, edges out Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in GOAT debate https://vladimirsafonov.org/rafael-nadal-wins-22nd-grand-slam-edges-out-roger-federer-and-novak-djokovic-in-goat-debate/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 22:10:02 +0000 https://vladimirsafonov.org/rafael-nadal-wins-22nd-grand-slam-edges-out-roger-federer-and-novak-djokovic-in-goat-debate/ No sooner had Rafael Nadal landed a 14th French Open and a 22nd career Grand Slam than there has been a new debate over who the greatest male tennis player of all time really is. Now two ahead of anyone in history after his straight-set loss to Casper Ruud in the French Open final, Nadal’s […]]]>

No sooner had Rafael Nadal landed a 14th French Open and a 22nd career Grand Slam than there has been a new debate over who the greatest male tennis player of all time really is.

Now two ahead of anyone in history after his straight-set loss to Casper Ruud in the French Open final, Nadal’s claim to the title has been solidified.

Tim Henman believes that if Nadal remains healthy – a valid concern given his ongoing foot issues – he can continue to dominate Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the GOAT debate.

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“As for who is going to win the most Grand Slams, a few years ago I would have said Djokovic, of course. But right now, with this little distance, I think Nadal has a great luck. Henman said on Eurosportadding that Nadal could ‘absolutely’ win Wimbledon this year if he plays.

“When you see a performance like that, it was just another clay-court masterclass. You would have thought that when he wins those big titles – remember he won the Australian Open, the French Open – now you can talk about the Grand Slam in progress.

“It will surely motivate him to continue. That’s why we keep our fingers crossed because it’s a privilege to see one of the greatest champions of our sport play like that.

Mats Wilander said Nadal’s final French Open would be his “sweetest” given he was unsure of playing just weeks before the tournament.

He added: “Let’s not just focus on 14 (French Open titles) anymore, but on 22 (Grand Slam singles titles). He is now ahead of Roger and Novak. Maybe that could be the main reason why he will be the greatest player of all time.

Meanwhile, old world. No.2 Alex Corretja says Nadal didn’t even look 100% during the tournament and still won.

” I do not understand. How Rafa wins, how he could barely walk a few weeks ago. The first week he was fine, then all of a sudden he raised his level against Novak, then again against Zverev,” he said.

“Today, for me, it felt like he wasn’t even 100 per cent, and that’s compared to Casper, who did what he could. I don’t understand how he did it. One day he has to tell us how it’s possible because I don’t understand.


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Honor roll: Rafael Nadal’s 22 Grand Slam victories | Tennis News https://vladimirsafonov.org/honor-roll-rafael-nadals-22-grand-slam-victories-tennis-news/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 17:15:00 +0000 https://vladimirsafonov.org/honor-roll-rafael-nadals-22-grand-slam-victories-tennis-news/ PARIS: Rafael Nadal won a record 22nd Grand Slam title on Sunday by crushing Casper Ruud in the Roland-Garros final. Here is a list of Spanish Grand Slam successes so far: French Open 2022 bt Casper Ruud (NOR) 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 Australian Open 2022 v Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 French […]]]>
PARIS: Rafael Nadal won a record 22nd Grand Slam title on Sunday by crushing Casper Ruud in the Roland-Garros final.
Here is a list of Spanish Grand Slam successes so far:

French Open 2022 bt Casper Ruud (NOR) 6-3, 6-3, 6-0
Australian Open 2022 v Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
French Open 2020 against Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6-0, 6-2, 7-5
2019 US Open v Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4
French Open 2019 by Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
French Open 2018 by Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
2017 US Open v Kevin Anderson (RSA) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
French Open 2017 against Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 6-2, 6-3, 6-1
French Open 2014 against Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4
2013 US Open v Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
2013 French Open against David Ferrer (ESP) 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
French Open 2012 against Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
2011 French Open against Roger Federer (SUI) 7-5, 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 6-1
2010 US Open v Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
2010 Wimbledon v Tomas Berdych (CZE) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
2010 French Open by Robin Soderling (SUI) 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
Australian Open 2009 v Roger Federer (SUI) 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-2
2008 Wimbledon v Roger Federer (SUI) 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (7/5), 6-7 (10/8), 9-7
Roland-Garros 2008 against Roger Federer (SUI) 6-1, 6-3, 6-0
Roland-Garros 2007 against Roger Federer (SUI) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Roland-Garros 2006 against Roger Federer (SUI) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)
2005 French Open by Mariano Puerta (ARG) 6-7 (7/6), 6-3, 6-1, 7-5


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Full list of Rafael Nadal’s 22 Grand Slam titles https://vladimirsafonov.org/full-list-of-rafael-nadals-22-grand-slam-titles/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 16:28:50 +0000 https://vladimirsafonov.org/full-list-of-rafael-nadals-22-grand-slam-titles/ Rafael Nadal beat Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the 2022 French Open men’s singles final at Court Philippe-Chatrier on Sunday to win his record-breaking 22nd Grand Slam title. It was also his 14th title at Roland-Garros. Although Ruud smashed him several times, Nadal looked comfortable throughout the game and won the match in less […]]]>

Rafael Nadal beat Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the 2022 French Open men’s singles final at Court Philippe-Chatrier on Sunday to win his record-breaking 22nd Grand Slam title. It was also his 14th title at Roland-Garros. Although Ruud smashed him several times, Nadal looked comfortable throughout the game and won the match in less than three hours. With his triumph over Ruud, he became the oldest player to win Roland-Garros. Nadal now has two more Grand Slam titles than Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, who both have 20 each.

Full list of Grand Slam finals played by Rafael Nadal

Results Year Tournament Opponent Score

Won 2005 French Open Mariano Puerta 6–7, 6–3, 6–1, 7–5

Won French Open 2006 Roger Federer 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6

Lost 2006 Wimbledon Roger Federer 0–6, 6–7, 7–6, 3–6

Won French Open 2007 Roger Federer 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4

Lost 2007 Wimbledon Roger Federer 6-7, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2, 2-6

Won French Open 2008 Roger Federer 6–1, 6–3, 6–0

Won Wimbledon in 2008 Roger Federer 6–4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7

Won Australian Open 2009 Roger Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2

Won 2010 French Open Robin Soderling 6–4, 6–2, 6–4

Won Wimbledon in 2010 Tomas Berdych 6–3, 7–5, 6–4

Won US Open 2010 Novak Djokovic 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2

Won French Open 2011 Roger Federer 7–5, 7–6, 5–7, 6–1

Lost 2011 Wimbledon Novak Djokovic 4–6, 1–6, 6–1, 3–6

Novak Djokovic lost the 2011 US Open 2–6, 4–6, 7–6, 1–6

Novak Djokovic lost the 2012 Australian Open 7-5, 4-6, 2-6, 7-6, 5-7

Won the 2012 French Open Novak Djokovic 6–4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Won French Open 2013 David Ferrer 6–3, 6–2, 6–3

Won US Open 2013 Novak Djokovic 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1

Australian Open 2014 lost Stan Wawrinka 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 3–6

Won French Open 2014 Novak Djokovic 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 6–4

Lost at Australian Open 2017 Roger Federer 4-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, 3-6

Won French Open 2017 Stan Wawrinka 6–2, 6–3, 6–1

Won US Open 2017 Kevin Anderson 6–3, 6–3, 6–4

Won the 2018 French Open Dominic Thiem 6–4, 6–3, 6–2

Lost at Australian Open 2019 Novak Djokovic 3–6, 2–6, 3–6

Won the 2019 French Open Dominic Thiem 6–3, 5–7, 6–1, 6–1

Won US Open 2019 Daniil Medvedev 7–5, 6–3, 5–7, 4–6, 6–4

Won the 2020 French Open Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5

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Won Australian Open 2022 Daniil Medvedev 2-6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–4, 7-5

Won French Open 2022 Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0

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French Open: Difficult defeat for Bopanna-Middelkoop | Tennis News https://vladimirsafonov.org/french-open-difficult-defeat-for-bopanna-middelkoop-tennis-news/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 04:03:00 +0000 https://vladimirsafonov.org/french-open-difficult-defeat-for-bopanna-middelkoop-tennis-news/ PARIS: Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop chased the Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer and the Salvadoran Marcelo Arevalo to the boards during the super tie-break of the semi-finals of the men’s doubles at Roland-Garros. They ran hard, used the pitch and hit hard balls, but in the end they just fell short. Bopanna and Midelkoop lost 6-4, […]]]>
PARIS: Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop chased the Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer and the Salvadoran Marcelo Arevalo to the boards during the super tie-break of the semi-finals of the men’s doubles at Roland-Garros. They ran hard, used the pitch and hit hard balls, but in the end they just fell short.
Bopanna and Midelkoop lost 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (8-10) in a matter of 2 hours 7 minutes where the emotion was at its height on the Court Simonne-Mathieu.
“I’m disgusted by the loss, no doubt about it,” said Bopanna, who was in his fifth major men’s doubles clash, and his first at Roland Garros. “We’ve played well these two weeks, we’ve fought hard games…and then being two or three points short of making the final is tough.”
Bopanna and Middelkoop led 2-6, 4-7, 6-8 in the super tie-break but they were never quite out of place even after Rojer and Arevalu combined the set scores.
“They started to serve better when the sun came up, around the middle of the game. The balls were flying,” Bopanna said. “Jules (Jean-Julien) flew very well and played very well on the big points.”
Bopanna, visibly dejected, has dedicated the last two weeks to his late uncle Raja Nanjappa, who died the day the tournament started. “I was extremely, extremely close to my uncle (my father’s older brother), it was his memory that kept me going for the past two weeks. The 13th day ceremony is tomorrow,” said said Bopanna.
It was inevitable that the crowd would feel drawn to the contest given the intimate setting of the arena. In the 10th game of the second set, with Arevalo serving to level the scores in the set, there were vocal cheers that started when the point was in play.
Bopanna watched the crowd, but was stopped by the chair umpire, who thought he was in a verbal duel. The 42-year-old clarified that he was not talking to anyone and play resumed.


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Tennis news 2022, Roland-Garros schedule, match Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic, head to head https://vladimirsafonov.org/tennis-news-2022-roland-garros-schedule-match-rafael-nadal-vs-novak-djokovic-head-to-head/ Tue, 31 May 2022 07:42:32 +0000 https://vladimirsafonov.org/tennis-news-2022-roland-garros-schedule-match-rafael-nadal-vs-novak-djokovic-head-to-head/ This French Open is the first Grand Slam tournament in a year with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on the field. And anyone who loves men’s tennis – or, for that matter, sports – should be thrilled to see these two titans of the game face off for a record-breaking 59th time. Is it a […]]]>

This French Open is the first Grand Slam tournament in a year with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on the field. And anyone who loves men’s tennis – or, for that matter, sports – should be thrilled to see these two titans of the game face off for a record-breaking 59th time.

Is it a pity that the match is “only” a quarter-final, instead of a higher stake? Maybe. Will this deter watching from afar or will it deaden the atmosphere that will envelop the Court Philippe Chatrier? Doubtful.

Could this diminish the intensity of each player’s performance? No chance.

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“I’m ready for this,” Djokovic said.

“Hopefully I can give myself a chance to play at the highest possible level,” Nadal said, “and then we’ll see.”

So the question that Nadal will have on his mind – and we know this because he said it – and Djokovic might too, is: how many more of these clashes are they going to have?

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First of all, Nadal turns 36 on Friday; Djokovic turned 35 on May 22, the first day of Roland-Garros.

“I don’t know what can happen in the near future with my career,” Nadal said.

His body has been a big deal for the past 12 months. He missed the last half of last season, including Wimbledon and the US Open, with chronic pain in his left foot which flared up again in recent weeks. After starting 20-0 in 2022, he missed three tournaments with a rib injury.

“I can’t complain too much,” Nadal said, noting that two and a half weeks ago he didn’t know if he would go that far.

“To be honest, every game I play here, I don’t know if it will be my last game here at Roland Garros. That’s my situation now,” he said after beating Felix Auger-Aliassime, 21 years, in five sets.

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“That’s why I just try to enjoy it as much as possible.”

Auger-Aliassime said Nadal didn’t seem embarrassed or slowed down at all during their fourth-round thriller, which lasted nearly four and a half hours, almost twice as long as Djokovic’s straight-set victory over Diego Schwartzman , 15th seed.

Djokovic hasn’t dropped a set in four matches.

“It’s Novak,” Schwartzman said, “and if you’re not 100 percent…obviously the outcome is like that.”

As for Djokovic, his decision not to get a COVID-19 shot kept him out of the Australian Open and, although he was assured it wouldn’t be a problem at Wimbledon when he will begin on June 27, his status for the US Open is uncertain at this time.

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Whether it’s stats, aesthetics, or any other metric, both are some of the best there’s ever been. On this there can be no debate.

Both have won every Grand Slam tournament at least twice. Nadal holds a men’s record 21 Slam titles, a number he reached with a breakthrough triumph at the Australian Open in January.

Djokovic, like Roger Federer, is a behind. Djokovic has all sorts of other good reasons, including more weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings than anyone else and the only man with at least two trophies from every Masters event. He also leads Federer and Nadal head to head.

Djokovic and Nadal have faced each other more frequently than any other male pairing in the more than half a century of professional tennis. Djokovic leads 30-28 overall; Nadal leads 19-8 on clay, including 7-2 at Roland-Garros. Nadal is 109-3 at Roland Garros, with a record 13 championships, and two of those three losses have come against Djokovic, including in the semi-finals a year ago en route to the title.

“Playing him at Roland Garros is always a physical battle,” Djokovic said, “along with everything else.”

This one is so important that it was planned for the night session, even though Nadal has made it clear that he prefers to play daytime matches on clay, and it has been made freely available to everyone in France via a streaming service under a special arrangement.

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The winner will face third-seeded Alexander Zverev or sixth-seeded Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinals. The other men’s quarterfinals are No. 7 Andrey Rublev against No. 20 Marin Cilic and No. 8 Casper Ruud against unranked Holger Rune.

Alcaraz, the 19-year-old Spaniard seen as the next big thing in men’s tennis, is having an important game when he sees one coming.

“If I can,” Alcaraz said of Djokovic against Nadal, “I’ll watch it.”

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French Open: Rohan Bopanna-Matwe Middelkoop win an epic clash | Tennis News https://vladimirsafonov.org/french-open-rohan-bopanna-matwe-middelkoop-win-an-epic-clash-tennis-news/ Sat, 28 May 2022 17:16:00 +0000 https://vladimirsafonov.org/french-open-rohan-bopanna-matwe-middelkoop-win-an-epic-clash-tennis-news/ BETTING: Rohan Bopanna and Dutchman Matwe Middelkoop battled for five match points in a third-round men’s doubles clash, where the momentum swung with the weather – cool to sunny and back – to advance to the quarterfinals of Roland Garros final. The Indonesian-Dutch duo rallied to score a 6-7(5), 7-6(3), 7-6(10) victory over No. 2 […]]]>
BETTING: Rohan Bopanna and Dutchman Matwe Middelkoop battled for five match points in a third-round men’s doubles clash, where the momentum swung with the weather – cool to sunny and back – to advance to the quarterfinals of Roland Garros final.
The Indonesian-Dutch duo rallied to score a 6-7(5), 7-6(3), 7-6(10) victory over No. 2 seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic in 2 hours and 32 minutes.
In a contest that saw a few sniper shots, two of which came off the Indian’s racket – a forehand slap and an upside-down ball that kicked chalk – Bopanna and Middelkoop seemed good and really done halfway through the decision maker. They led 1-3 and faced two break points on Midelkoop’s serve in the fifth game. They accelerated from there and beat Mektic in game ten after the Croats had match point.
In the deciding super tie-break, the No. 2 seeds went up 6-9 and got another match point at 10-9. On their first chance, however, after an action-packed 2 hours and 31 minutes with the stands packed in favor of the underdogs, Bopanna and Middelkoop crossed the finish line as their opponents flashed.
“It’s easy to sit here and say it now, but when you’re in these situations, you tend to take one point at a time. That’s how you’re conditioned,” Bopanna said.
Considering the weight of the opposition, the twists and turns of the match and the stage, the third round of a Grand Slam, the 42-year-old called Saturday’s result his best game in a long time.
Bopanna, who is looking to make his first Grand Slam semi-final in seven years, and Midelkoop will face Britain’s Lloyd Glasspool and Finland’s Harri Heliovaara in the last eight.
Bopanna and Slovenia’s Andreja Klepac, the fifth seeds, beat American substitutes Asia Muhammad and Glasspool 6-1, 6-4 in their first mixed doubles match.
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Sania Mirza and Czech Lucie Hradecka, the tenth seeds in women’s doubles, beat the Slovenian duo of Kaja Juvan and Tamara Zidansek 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the pre-quarter-finals.
The Indo-Czech pair will next face the all-American combination of Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula.


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I prefer hard courts, I can play better there: Daniil Medvedev | Tennis News https://vladimirsafonov.org/i-prefer-hard-courts-i-can-play-better-there-daniil-medvedev-tennis-news/ Thu, 26 May 2022 17:38:00 +0000 https://vladimirsafonov.org/i-prefer-hard-courts-i-can-play-better-there-daniil-medvedev-tennis-news/ PARIS: What does love have to do with it, asks Daniil Medvedev. The world No. 2 is coached by a Frenchman – Gilles Cervara and he charms Parisian fans by doing his on-court interviews in French, but all he seeks on the convincing red clay of Roland Garros are wins. of game. “I want to […]]]>
PARIS: What does love have to do with it, asks Daniil Medvedev. The world No. 2 is coached by a Frenchman – Gilles Cervara and he charms Parisian fans by doing his on-court interviews in French, but all he seeks on the convincing red clay of Roland Garros are wins. of game.
“I want to win,” he said on a wet and dismal day on the Philippe Chatrier court as he pushed and shoved his way through the second round of Roland-Garros.
Medvedev, who was receiving clay treatment when he played against Laslo Djere five years ago in Budapest, fought back on a trying Thursday to score a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory and put in place a Meeting on Saturday with the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic.
While the scoreline against Djere seems straightforward, it was a blistering brawl between two 26-year-olds who were switching gears. The 60-minute third set, no more than nine games, summed up the exchange. It was the kind of morning where coffee and conversation were the order of the day and the duo in the middle played the tennis version of it. They played lines and angles like a radio jockey breathing intensity. A total of 229 points were contested in the match of which 101 were contested in this third set, which resulted in Djere’s 35 unforced errors out of a total of 68 he committed during the 2-hour match 35 minutes.
A light morning drizzle played with the conditions setting the stage for the contest.
“When it’s wet, the balls get heavy after about two shots,” said the world No. 2. “I couldn’t really get the ball through the air quickly. So many balls, I was just trying to put it in the field.
“Today was a very clay game because there were a lot of break points. Until the end of the game, I felt it was never over,” Medvedev said. On hard courts it’s never over either but when you’re like 5-3 in the second leg you’re not going to make crazy moves You’re going to prepare your serve more On clay it’s not working not like that. You have to fight for every point, no matter the score.
“I prefer hard courts. I think I can play better there,” he said, adding: “But when I’m on clay I want to win. This is the most important thing. I’m not going to say I love it, but I’m trying to figure out how to get good results on clay.
In other matches, world No. 1 Iga Swiatek extended her winning streak to 30 games when she knocked out American Alison Riske 6-0, 6-2 in the shade in an hour.
In another women’s second-round encounter, eighth-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova lost 2-6, 2-6 to French wildcard Leolia Jeanjean.


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Rohan Bopanna will pass Wimbledon “useless” | Tennis News https://vladimirsafonov.org/rohan-bopanna-will-pass-wimbledon-useless-tennis-news/ Thu, 26 May 2022 17:33:00 +0000 https://vladimirsafonov.org/rohan-bopanna-will-pass-wimbledon-useless-tennis-news/ BET: Rohan Bopanna will overtake Wimbledon this year as the grass-court Grand Slam looks set to play on the air ‘no points’. The Championships, starting June 27, banned Russian and Belarusian players from playing their event. The ATP and WTA Tours then retaliated by removing major ranking points. The 42-year-old India’s No.1 in men’s doubles […]]]>
BET: Rohan Bopanna will overtake Wimbledon this year as the grass-court Grand Slam looks set to play on the air ‘no points’.
The Championships, starting June 27, banned Russian and Belarusian players from playing their event. The ATP and WTA Tours then retaliated by removing major ranking points.
The 42-year-old India’s No.1 in men’s doubles has had knee problems for the past few years, will reconsider if the tournament ends with points.
“It makes no sense to me at this age and at this stage of my career to play Wimbledon without points,” Bopanna said. “It’s the best of five, on the grass, where you go low for the ball…Points can be short, but you serve and steal, drive forward, put a lot of load on the knees.”
Bopanna called it a “very easy decision”. “The moment they announced there would be no points, I knew it was a chance for me to rest my body,” he said. “I will go home after Stuttgart and Queen’s.”
Bopanna, ranked No. 27 in the world, is on an upward trajectory in his rankings for the first time in four years.
The Bengaluru-based professional, who plays Roland-Garros alongside Dutchman Matwe Middelkoop, advanced to the men’s doubles pre-quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Kazakh Andrey Golubev and Frenchman Fabrice Martin.
The Indo-Dutch couple made it to the first set and then fell 1-4 behind after the Dutchman was beaten in the opener of the second set. Bopanna and Middelkoop went on to win five games in a row.
In another men’s doubles match, Ramkumar Ramanathan and American Hunter Reese lost 3-6, 2-6 to sixth seeds Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhoff.
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Sania Mirza and Czech Lucie Hradecka, the 10th seeds in women’s doubles, rallied to score a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory over the Italian combination of Jasmine Paolini and Martina Trevisan.
The Indo-Czech duo took their time advancing in their first encounter, losing the first set and struggling to hold serves early in the second. Then from 1 to 2 in the second set, Sania and Hradecka succeeded nine games in a row, before the Italians intervened momentarily. The 10th seeds broke to close the game.
Sania and Hradecka will face the Slovenian pair of Kaja Juvan and Tamara Zidansek in the second round.
Sania Mirza and Croatian Ivan Dodig knocked out Laura Siegemund of Germany and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico 7-6(4), 6-2 in a first-round mixed doubles match on Wednesday night.


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Rohan Bopanna will pass Wimbledon “useless” | Tennis News https://vladimirsafonov.org/rohan-bopanna-will-pass-wimbledon-useless-tennis-news-2/ Thu, 26 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://vladimirsafonov.org/rohan-bopanna-will-pass-wimbledon-useless-tennis-news-2/ BET: Rohan Bopanna will overtake Wimbledon this year as the grass-court Grand Slam looks set to play on the air ‘no points’. The Championships, starting June 27, banned Russian and Belarusian players from playing their event. The ATP and WTA Tours then retaliated by removing major ranking points. The 42-year-old India’s No.1 in men’s doubles […]]]>
BET: Rohan Bopanna will overtake Wimbledon this year as the grass-court Grand Slam looks set to play on the air ‘no points’.
The Championships, starting June 27, banned Russian and Belarusian players from playing their event. The ATP and WTA Tours then retaliated by removing major ranking points.
The 42-year-old India’s No.1 in men’s doubles has had knee problems for the past few years, will reconsider if the tournament ends with points.
“It makes no sense to me at this age and at this stage of my career to play Wimbledon without points,” Bopanna said. “It’s the best of five, on grass, where you go low for the ball…Points can be short, but you serve and steal, drive forward, put a lot of load on your knees.”
Bopanna called it a “very easy decision”. “The moment they announced there would be no points, I knew it was a chance for me to rest my body,” he said. “I will go home after Stuttgart and Queen’s.”
Bopanna, ranked No. 27 in the world, is on an upward trajectory in his rankings for the first time in four years.
The Bengaluru-based professional, who plays Roland-Garros alongside Dutchman Matwe Middelkoop, advanced to the men’s doubles pre-quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Kazakh Andrey Golubev and Frenchman Fabrice Martin.
The Indo-Dutch couple made it to the first set and then fell 1-4 behind after the Dutchman was beaten in the opener of the second set. Bopanna and Middelkoop went on to win five games in a row.
In another men’s doubles match, Ramkumar Ramanathan and American Hunter Reese lost 3-6, 2-6 to sixth seeds Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhoff.
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Sania Mirza and Czech Lucie Hradecka, the 10th seeds in women’s doubles, rallied to score a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory over the Italian combination of Jasmine Paolini and Martina Trevisan.
The Indo-Czech duo took their time getting into their first encounter, losing the first set and struggling to hold serves early in the second. Then from 1 to 2 in the second set, Sania and Hradecka succeeded nine games in a row, before the Italians intervened momentarily. The 10th seeds broke to close the game.
Sania and Hradecka will face the Slovenian pair of Kaja Juvan and Tamara Zidansek in the second round.
Sania Mirza and Croatian Ivan Dodig knocked out Laura Siegemund of Germany and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico 7-6(4), 6-2 in a first-round mixed doubles match on Wednesday night.


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Roland-Garros 2022: Angelique Kerber keeps the fight going | Tennis News https://vladimirsafonov.org/roland-garros-2022-angelique-kerber-keeps-the-fight-going-tennis-news/ Wed, 25 May 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://vladimirsafonov.org/roland-garros-2022-angelique-kerber-keeps-the-fight-going-tennis-news/ PARIS: On a parapet, just above Angélique Kerber on the Philippe Chatrier court, the words – victory belongs to the most tenacious – were printed in bold type. The maxim, engraved on the propeller of the Roland Garros plane during the First World War, is also the common thread of the rich career of the […]]]>
PARIS: On a parapet, just above Angélique Kerber on the Philippe Chatrier court, the words – victory belongs to the most tenacious – were printed in bold type. The maxim, engraved on the propeller of the Roland Garros plane during the First World War, is also the common thread of the rich career of the 34-year-old tennis player. On Wednesday, Kerber underlined it again, in the second round of Roland-Garros.
Kerber, who saved two match points in her tournament opener, extended her winning streak to seven games, earning a 6-1, 7-6(2) win over 19-year-old Elsa Jacquemot, one younger players. remains in the draw.
The crowd followed Jacquemot, the generic 215-ranked entrant, cheering her on with chants of ‘Elsa, Elsa, Elsa’, trying to push her over the line in the drawn-out games of the 2 hour 4 minute contest which was a beat to the end. The French pro, whose sleek two-piece ensemble seemed better suited to the pristine beaches of the Cote d’Azur, made a brave bid to match the German blow for blow from the back of the pitch. But when the pressure came, Kerber’s willpower prevailed
“You have to fight tennis,” said Kerber, a three-time major winner. “Anyone can play tennis. In the end, it’s just one or two points that decide the matches. I have it in me. If it comes out, it’s because when I play my best tennis, I really want it.
Kerber, who is making her 15th appearance at Roland Garros, her best runs coming in 2012 and 2018 when she reached the quarter-finals, said the title chase in Strasbourg last week gave her “a lot of confidence”. .
“When you get older you have to fight a lot more, especially against younger players,” said the German, one of seven active players to have recorded more than 100 Grand Slam victories. “There are so many good players, it’s a new generation. I just try to be there and try to improve my game even more.”
Kerber, a former No. 1, currently ranked 17, told Le Chatrier fans it’s all about love.
“When you’ve got it all done, you’re just playing for the love of the game,” she said. “I love playing tennis, I love playing here in front of you…I love the sport and I’m still here. Let’s see how long I can play well at this high level.
“I’m grateful to be healthy, to still be able to beat young players, to be able to be on the big stages, that’s why I still do this,” said the southpaw. “I try to work hard to play these games, to have the crowd, to feel the energy that is there.”
In other round two matches, Greek fourth seed Maria Sakkari, a semi-finalist last year, lost to Czech Karolina Muchova 6-7(5), 6-7(4); US Open champion Emma Raducanu was out of breath in her 6-3, 1-6, 1-6 loss to Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Third-seeded German Alexander Zverev rallied to score a 2-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5 win over Argentina’s Sebastian Baez.


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