From Agassi-Nole to American teen, stage set for French Open - Sportstarlive

The names missing from the French Open field are as noteworthy as can be — Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. Still, there are plenty of story lines to keep an eye on at Roland Garros, where play begins on Sunday.

Tennis: Everyone's favourite Nadal cares only about playing well - The Straits Times

Rafael Nadal and his coach and uncle Toni training at Roland Garros yesterday. The nine-time French Open champion is in smashing form this year but he is still wary about his first-round opponent - the unpredictable Frenchman Benoit Paire.PHOTO: ...

Nadal targets his 10th title - The Daily Star

With the world's top five occupied by players over 30 for the first time, Rafael Nadal is poised to tighten the old guard's Grand Slam grip by capturing an unprecedented 10th French Open. The Spaniard, written off as a contender in Paris after a ...

FRENCH OPEN '17: Djokovic, Muguruza try to defend titles - New York Daily News

FILE - In this June 4, 2016, file photo, Garbine Muguruza holds the trophy after winning the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament against Serena Williams, in Paris, France. Muguruza will be competing in the French Open. (AP Photo/Alastair ...

Thiem, Zverev aiming to upset old guard at French Open - Millennium Post

The old guard may still be winning the major trophies but the youngsters are creeping up on them. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka have dominated the Grand Slams since 2005. However, a couple of dark ...

Who will come out ahead on Day 1 of the French? - ESPN

PARIS -- The French Open begins on Sunday with three former Grand Slam champions among those on the court. All three -- Venus Williams, Petra Kvitova and Svetlana Kuznetsova, who has the most relaxed game against the No. 60-ranked Christina ...

FRENCH OPEN '17: Rafael Nadal seeks his record 10th title - Daily Mail

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, Britain's Andy Murray makes a forehand return to United States' Sam Querrey during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Heading into the French Open, the ...

Nadal leads Djokovic, Murray, Thiem on French Open odds - NBC Sports - Misc. (blog)

The overarching presence of Rafael Nadal, who has won a record nine times at Roland Garros, has inflated prices on the other top men at the French Open. Nadal is listed as a better than even money -125 favorite on the French Open men's champion board ...

2017 Roland Garros men's singles preview and predictions - The Roar

The 2017 men's singles draw at Roland Garros has delivered some intriguing and interesting match-ups that will keep people up and on the edge of their seats over the next two weeks. With the absence (by choice) of 18-time Grand Slam singles champion, ...

French Open Odds: Rafael Nadal favored to win men's title 5/26/17 - ClickLancashire

Reigning champion Novak Djokovic, 30, could easily repeat, but many tennis fans would love to see clay court legend Rafael Nadal, 30 add a 10th French Open title to his already epic resume. However, recent outbursts, losses, coaching change and injury ...

VIDEO - Novak Djokovic shows imagnation during Kids' Day target practice - Eurosport.com

Novak Djokovic shows his imagination when helping out during the Kids' Day at the French Open. The clay courts of Roland Garros host the second Grand Slam of the season. World number one Novak Djokovic has never triumphed in Paris. Roger Federer ...

FRENCH OPEN '17: 30 is the new 25 in men's tennis right now - Yahoo Sports

FILE - In this Friday, April 28, 2017 file photo, Andy Murray of Britain eyes the ball before playing a return shot to Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain during a quarterfinal match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain. After months ...

Pages: Rafael Nadal's birthday gift - Sun.Star

TENNIS player or not, you've heard of this left-hander with 14 Grand Slam singles trophies and two Olympic gold medals and who'll be aiming for a 10th Roland Garros (French Open) crown when the tournament begins today. Rafa. Much like his fellow ...

Nadal favourite for Roland Garros - Djokovic - AppsforPCdaily

"I will think he will try everything to win Le Decima, I think it will be very unique in tennis to win a Grand Slam title 10 times". That trios reasons for being absent? This time around, Nadal wouldn't have to contend with Fedrer, who has skipped the ...

FRENCH OPEN '17: What do you know about the clay-court Slam? - LancasterOnline

FILE - In this May 14, 2017, file photo, Rafael Nadal plays a shot in the final of the Madrid Open tennis tournament against Dominic Thiem, in Madrid, Spain. Heading into the French Open, the men at Nos. 1-5 in the ATP rankings are all 30 or older for ...

French Open 2017: Odds Favor Nadal Over Djokovic & Murray - Heavy.com

A male or female player sweeping the four Grand Slam events in the same tennis season is incredibly rare. Only five players have done it. It is guaranteed not to happen in 2017 on either side. That's because the winners of the 2017 Australian Open ...

Muguruza v Schiavone 1st Rd., Kvitova Returns; French Open Preview - Tennis-X.com (blog)

Defending runner-up Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are sidelined, but Petra Kvitova makes her 2017 tour debut, and a number of other surprises lie in wait in the first round of the 2017 French Open.

Men's big three in search of redemption in Paris - gulfnews.com

There are three men hungering after the silverware as well as redemption in Paris this next fortnight. And behind them there are a group of younger men who are finally looking like they will be able to step up, close the gap between themselves and the ...

French Open preview: A closer look at the women's draw and top contenders - Sport360°

Reem Abulleil takes a deep dive into the women's Roland Garros draw and picks her top contenders, dark horses and more. Reem Abulleil. by Reem Abulleil 27th May 2017. article:27th May 2017. Facebook. Twitter. Google Plus · Email · Linked · Pinterest.

Rafael Nadal Is Ready For The Drive For 10 At His Home Tournament - NY Sports Day

Rafael Nadal is back. After a 2016 that saw the nine-time French Open Champion fail to reach the quarterfinals in any Grand Slam for the first time in his career, he came roaring back this year. Going to the finals in Melbourne and then in Indian Wells ...