Djokovic rallied to win three straight sets, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas to win his 19th Grand Slam men’s singles title and his second major championship in 2021.
A tennis writer has watched Roland Garros evolve and grow for 30 years, for better or worse.
Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in four fierce sets and will try to win his 19th Grand Slam title against Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday.
The unseeded Barbora Krejcikova has advanced to face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the No. 31 seed, in the singles final of the French Open.
Rafael Nadal, the 13-time champion at Roland Garros, is set for yet another showdown with Novak Djokovic, the world No. 1 and his longtime rival. But the title won’t be on the line.
The American teenager, playing her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, was frustrated and defeated by the unseeded Barbora Krejcikova.
“I think we did very, very well,” said Gilles Moretton, the new president of the French Tennis Federation. He has faced several challenges during the first French Open of his term.
Alex Harrison survived child sexual abuse at the hands of his high school tennis coach. Now he is seeking justice, for himself and others.
Hamilton, the F1 champion, says he knows how it feels to be under intense media scrutiny and supports Osaka’s stand against news conferences.
The pandemic may be ebbing, but Paris still has a curfew, which feels completely unnatural in the City of Light.
The 17-year-old, the last American player in singles, will face Barbora Krejcikova in her first Grand Slam tournament quarterfinal on Wednesday.
The player who turned defense into an art form fights to avoid the wars of attrition he battled as a younger athlete. At 35, that is what he must do.
One of the most dominant players in tennis history, Navratilova was a cultural pioneer when the world wasn’t prepared for an outspoken lesbian. Finally, the world is catching up, and she’s still here.
Still, he expressed doubt about his ability to play his fourth-round match Monday against Matteo Berrettini.
The conditions of modern celebrity don’t hinge on press access anymore.
Italy has 10 players in the top 100, the most ever, and two 19-year-olds who look like major stars in the making. Just don’t ask them what’s going on.
Just eight of the top 16 women’s seeds at Roland Garros remained after Barty withdrew during the second round because of an injury, but the defending champion, Iga Swiatek, has looked very strong.
Barty, the world’s No. 1 tennis player, had to leave the court for medical treatment during her second-round match.
“I should have asked to go to my grandparents’ funeral,” she said. “It’s something that I’ll probably regret for the rest of my life.”
Since emerging as an elite tennis player and Grand Slam tournament champion in 2018, Osaka has experienced success and anguish, both of which played out in public. It is “a lot to put on anyone’s plate.”
With relatively few words, she said a lot as she bowed out of the French Open on her terms, reflecting the growing empowerment of athletes.
The power balance has changed among public figures, the journalists and publications that cover them and the companies that they do business with.
Making herself vulnerable, she joins other noteworthy athletes in pushing the once-taboo subject into the open.
Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Serena Williams feature on the first day of second-round matches.
Playing in a night session in Paris, Williams defeated Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets in a brisk match that moved her along to the second round, again.
Naomi Osaka, a superstar in the sport, pulled out of the French Open after she was fined for skipping a news conference. Did it have to end this way?
The four-time Grand Slam tournament winner wrote on Instagram that she had suffered from bouts of depression since 2018 and will “take some time” away from the tennis court.
The four-time Grand Slam tournament winner took a stand about mandatory appearances at news conferences. She wrote on Instagram that she had suffered from bouts of depression since 2018.
And what he says, having played the Big Three in men’s tennis, is that it’s too hard to declare one the best. Now about that first match …
Osaka won her opening match at the French Open, but was warned that she risked escalating penalties, including default, if she failed to fulfill her media obligations.
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are all playing for history, and are almost guaranteed to meet on the way to the men’s final at Roland Garros.
The world No. 2 has said she won’t talk to journalists at the tournament, which begins on Sunday, but she faces a bigger obstacle: her record on clay.
Citing mental health concerns, the world No. 2 wrote on Instagram Wednesday that she will accept any fines levied for not making herself available to reporters.
The Professional Tennis Players Association had a flashy introduction last summer, but it has done little else. The players who created the sport’s original unions have some advice.
A rare double championship made for a great day on clay. It also was a good sign for Gauff a week before the French Open.
Pierre Reveilles, who carries a 70-pound machine on his bike, can often be found in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn.
Losing in his first match since March 11 to the 75th-ranked Pablo Andújar, Federer appeared fit but rusty. Most troubling was the fact that he admitted to lacking confidence.
From the French Open and the Tokyo Olympics to New York Pride, a look at which global events are canceled, postponed or moving ahead (with altered plans) in 2021.
In his new role, the tennis champion and avowed chocolate lover, shares favorite places to hike, play tennis and eat in his home country.
To shake up the tedium of quarantine, I started doing polar plunges with Stephanie Reece, who was driven by something else entirely.
The tournament will begin May 30, about two weeks after France is expected to ease its current national lockdown.
In 2019, a fan traveled to the Swiss tennis star’s birthplace: “The fact that I was able to walk in Mr. Federer’s footsteps, and sit in a packed arena with 10,000 unmasked fans and watch him play feels like a dream to me now.”
Recreational athletes flocked to accessible and safely distanced sports. Leaders in golf and tennis — both of which have had massive public investment — want to sustain their pandemic booms.
Our columnist welcomes significant changes to the amateurism rules that undergird the N.C.A.A.’s business model in the hope that young athletes might flourish, as he did, playing college sports.
He has 20 Grand Slam titles, but he is 39 and has not played competitively in more than a year. That changes this week in Qatar.
The goal was to hold a major international sports event without putting public health at risk. Mission accomplished, but pulling it off presented major, unforeseen challenges and many sleepless nights.
The players at the top, starting with Novak Djokovic, have yet to be significantly challenged by the new generation.
The victory for the top-ranked Djokovic, in three sets over the fourth-ranked Daniil Medvedev of Russia, gave him his 18th career Grand Slam title.
Osaka, 23, has won every Grand Slam final she has reached.
The reigning champion and world No. 1 will play in his ninth Australian Open final. He has yet to lose one.