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French Open 2015 Issue 1: 24 May

It is springtime in Paris, which means it is time for the year’s second Grand Slam, the French Open. Commencing at Roland Garros today, the second major of 2015 is a chance for the clay-court specialists to showcase their talents and, in Novak Djokovic’s case, represents a golden opportunity for the Serb to claim the one major trophy missing from his mantelpiece. 1,740 more words

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The King is on the ropes - could it happen? French Open preview

Grand Slam tennis rolls back into the City of Love later today and, whilst my attention is uncharacteristically elsewhere for at least the first 30 hours of the tournament (Championship Play-off Final!),  I have nevertheless tried to make some sense of the draws for the second major of 2015. 1,393 more words

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2015 Roland Garros Mens Draw Analysis

We have finally approached the second major of the year, with major storylines having developed.  On the men’s side, one player is standing head and shoulders (and chest and torso and legs and feet) above everyone else.   2,656 more words

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Wildcard? No thank you!

On Roland Garros’ website I read that there was a change in the wildcards for the main draw. According to the tournament’s website Tennis Australia decided not to take up the wild card on offer from Roland Garros for the women’s singles draw. 1,324 more words


Is this Novak Djokovic' best chance at winning Roland Garros?

With Rafael Nadal badly out of form surely there’s no better time for Novak Djokovic to win Roland Garros? It is the only Grand Slam tournament missing from his collection but statistically it is his worst slam with an 80% win percentage which isn’t bad at all but is yet to win the clay court tournament due to the domination of Rafael Nadal in France. 237 more words


Is Andy Murray a contender for Roland Garros?

On the clay court Andy Murray is one of the form players on the surface this year. Before this year Murray hadn’t won a title on the dirt but in the space of 12 days Murray had won the 250 title in Munich and the Masters 1000 event in Madrid beating Milos Raonic & Kei Nishikori on route to the final before beating the King of Clay in his own backyard to lift his first clay masters title! 638 more words


Will Rafael Nadal find his best tennis to defend his Roland Garros title?

To dominate one Grand Slam like Rafael Nadal has over the past 10 years is special. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 are the years in which Rafa has won the tournament winning it 9 times in the last 10 years with the only year in that time when he didn’t win it was in 2009 when Roger Federer took the title home. 553 more words