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Shifting Landscape

The dust may have barely settled in Paris, but with Roland Garros starting late, that means there is now just a little over a week until Wimbledon commences.  There is always ample buzz heading into any major, but with what has transpired over the course of the last week, there may be a little more…

Preview: Roland Garros Men's Final

When will the Next Generation take over the sport? How long can the Big 3 hold off the young guns? When will there be a changing of the guard? The question may be asked in a variety of manners, but thesentiment is all the same. With one of the most promising upstarts in Stefanos Tsitsipas…

Preview: Roland Garros Women's Final

Roland Garros has produced its share of surprise results and finals throughout the decades, and the women’s final set for this Saturday is apt to go down as one of the more surprising match-ups in a championship.  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Barbora Krejcikova have both enjoyed Cinderella runs to reach this stage, but only one of…

Zverev Reaches Roland Garros Semifinals

Sascha Zverev defeats Davidovich Fokina 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 to reach Roland Garros semis Alexander “Sascha” Zverev, the 2020 US Open finalist, reached a career-high ranking of #3 in the fall of 2017. The twenty-four-year-old German, and 6th seed, was hoping the third time was the charm having reached the quarters twice before (2018, 2019) but never further.…

Swiatek Rolls Into Roland Garros Quarterfinals

Iga Swiatek conquers Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-4 to reach 2nd consecutive French Open quarters Like her incredible run to the title last fall in Paris, Iga Swiatek had not dropped a set thru three rounds. The twenty-year-old reigning French Open champion has achieved a career-high ranking of #9 and is brimming with confidence having recently won…

French Open: Rybakina Upsets Serena

Elena Rybakina upsets Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 to reach French Open quarters Serena Williams, at thirty-nine years of age, was striving to win her fourth French Open championship (2002, 2013, 2015) and tie Margaret Court with 24 total grand slam titles. With the 2019 champion, Ash Barty pulling out mid-match in the second round and the…

Karatsev Defeats Medvedev In Rome Masters

Karatsev wins battle of the Red-hot Russians defeating Medvedev 6-2, 6-4 Compatriots and two of the hottest players on tour, met for the first time at the Foro Italico. Daniil Medvedev, world #2, continued his winning ways at the start of the season, reaching the Australian Open final (l. to Djokovic) and claimed his 10th title…

Svitolina Rolls Into The Quarterfinals

Svitolina dismantles Muguruza 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarters in Rome Elina Svitolina, world #5, took on the two-time grand slam champion and world #12 Garbine Muguruza in the round-of-16 at the Foro Italico. This was their 12th tour-level meeting and while Svitolina led the overall head-to-head 6-5, Muguruza led 2-1 on the dirt. Svitolina, from Ukraine,…

Opelka Advances To Rome Semis

Reilly Opelka is into his first Masters 1000 semifinal at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia at the Foro Italico in Rome. The 23-year-old 6’11” massive-serving American defeated 30-year-old 6’3” lefty Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis 7-5, 7-6(2) in one hour and 41 minutes. Opelka not only serves hard—today he served a 145 mph second serve, the fastest in history—but…

Andujar Upsets Federer In Geneva

Andujar defeats Federer 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 at the Gonet Geneva Open Roger Federer, playing on home soil in an ATP 250 event, took the court for just the second time this season as he stepped away from competition to rehab his right knee. The thirty-nine-year-old former world #1, endured two knee surgeries during the pandemic and…