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by | Jun 5, 2022

The two toughest matches for Rafael Nadal at this year’s French Open, which ended yesterday, were the quarters against his rival Novak Djokovic and the semis against the young challenger Alexander Zverev. Djokovic was the defending champion, having beat Nadal…

by | Jun 14, 2021

We should get a time violation on this, but The American Spectator’s French Open coverage, such as it has been from afar, would be remiss if it didn’t take note of Barbora Krejčíková’s astonishing achievement in taking both the singles…

by | Jun 12, 2021

The question was which of the young guys would challenge which of the old guys. It would not be the old guys batting down the young guys and then settling the matter between them. This time they allowed as how…

by | Jun 1, 2021

In many respects all is well that ends well in the world of professional tennis. The French Open, formally the Internationaux de France, played on the west side neighborhood near the Stade Français, a major football (soccer) venue, continues under…

by | May 31, 2021

Naomi Osaka, world No. 2 on the women’s tennis tour and a high seed at the French Open, which began Sunday, beat Patricia Maria Tig to get through the first round and incurred a $15,000 fine for declining to attend…

by | Oct 12, 2020

Before the French Open started, experts assembled by Tennis magazine, including the assiduous historian Steve Flink, gave the tournament to Novak Djokovic over Rafael Nadal by four to three; the magazine’s editor, Steve Tignor, whose bias tends toward tradition, demurred…

by | Oct 11, 2020

In the middle of the first set, the score 3-3, it looked like Sofia Kenin, the five-seven dynamo from Bradenton, Florida, was going all-out on her let-it-rip offense. Having made up for a three-game deficit, she aimed bullets at the…

by | Oct 7, 2020

Anything can happen in tennis, but the two-set trouncing of Simona Halep by Iga Swiatek was a shocker. The teen from Raszyn, which is a little village near Warsaw (the capital of Poland), put an end to the top seeded…

by | Sep 29, 2020

It was Yom Kippur and Tennys Sandgren, like Diego Schwartzman (and Sandy Koufax) a Bible man but unlike them not a Jew, played a gritty match that went into overtime, which you have to admit is how Yom Kippur feels…

by | Sep 28, 2020

There was not much to say about the match between Simona Halep and Sara Sorribes Tormo other than that the señorita from Castellón de la Plana gave it the old college try and the mighty mite (five-six) from Constanta never…

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