Novak Djokovic Wins the French Open

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.

#french-open-tennis, #tennis

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At the French Open Grounds, a Guided Tour of Change

A tennis writer has watched Roland Garros evolve and grow for 30 years, for better or worse.

#french-open-tennis, #french-tennis-federation, #garros-roland, #paris-france, #restoration-and-renovation, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #stadiums-and-arenas, #tennis

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In Making the French Open Final, Djokovic Edges Closer to His Rivals

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in four fierce sets and will try to win his 19th Grand Slam title against Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday.

#djokovic-novak, #federer-roger, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #tennis, #tsitsipas-stefanos

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In French Open, Women’s Singles Finals Take Surprising Shape

The unseeded Barbora Krejcikova has advanced to face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the No. 31 seed, in the singles final of the French Open.

#french-open-tennis, #krejcikova-barbora, #novotna-jana, #pavlyuchenkova-anastasia, #tennis

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It’s Nadal vs. Djokovic in the French Open, but One Round Early

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.

#berrettini-matteo-1996, #djokovic-novak, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #schwartzman-diego-1992, #tennis

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Coco Gauff Eliminated in French Open Quarterfinals

The American teenager, playing her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, was frustrated and defeated by the unseeded Barbora Krejcikova.

#french-open-tennis, #gauff-cori-2004, #krejcikova-barbora, #pavlyuchenkova-anastasia, #sakkari-maria-1995, #swiatek-iga-2001, #tamara-zidansek, #tennis

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French Tennis Chief Defends Handling of Naomi Osaka

“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.

#fines-penalties, #french-open-tennis, #french-tennis-federation, #moretton-gilles, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

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Abused by His High School Tennis Coach, He Now Protects Others

Alex Harrison survived child sexual abuse at the hands of his high school tennis coach. Now he is seeking justice, for himself and others.

#burgos-normandie, #claremont-mckenna-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #gould-stevie, #interscholastic-athletics, #marin-county-calif, #mill-valley-calif, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #orange-county-calif, #santa-barbara-calif, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #tennis, #university-of-chicago

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Lewis Hamilton Gives Encouragement to Naomi Osaka

Hamilton, the F1 champion, says he knows how it feels to be under intense media scrutiny and supports Osaka’s stand against news conferences.

#automobile-racing, #azerbaijan, #french-open-tennis, #hamilton-lewis, #mercedes-gp-petronas-formula-one-team, #osaka-naomi-1997, #ricciardo-daniel, #tennis

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A Very Strange Version of the Paris Night

The pandemic may be ebbing, but Paris still has a curfew, which feels completely unnatural in the City of Light.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #france, #french-open-tennis, #paris-france, #tennis

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In Paris, Coco Gauff Is Confident, Consistent, and Off to the Quarterfinals

The 17-year-old, the last American player in singles, will face Barbora Krejcikova in her first Grand Slam tournament quarterfinal on Wednesday.

#french-open-tennis, #gauff-candi, #gauff-corey, #gauff-cori-2004, #tennis

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In French Open, Rafael Nadal Is the Same as Always, and Yet He’s Different

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.

#french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #tennis

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Martina Navratilova Has Plenty to Say

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.

#content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #navratilova-martina, #social-media, #tennis, #women-and-girls

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Federer Escapes With a Win in a French Open Night Match

Still, he expressed doubt about his ability to play his fourth-round match Monday against Matteo Berrettini.

#federer-roger, #french-open-tennis, #tennis

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Naomi Osaka and the Language of Fame

The conditions of modern celebrity don’t hinge on press access anymore.

#celebrities, #french-tennis-federation, #instagram-inc, #osaka-naomi-1997, #social-media, #tennis

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Young Italian Men are Taking Over the French Open. They Have No Idea Why.

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.

#assn-of-tennis-professionals, #berrettini-matteo-1996, #fognini-fabio, #french-open-tennis, #italy, #musetti-lorenzo-2002, #sinner-jannik-2001, #tennis

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Ashleigh Barty Exits the French Open, Another Jolt to the Women’s Draw

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-ashleigh, #french-open-tennis, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #swiatek-iga-2001, #tennis

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Ashleigh Barty, No. 1 Women’s Tennis Player, Withdraws From French Open

Barty, the world’s No. 1 tennis player, had to leave the court for medical treatment during her second-round match.

#barty-ashleigh, #french-open-tennis, #paris-france, #sports-injuries, #tennis

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Mental Health Is on Sloane Stephens’s Mind, Too

“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.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #french-open-tennis, #stephens-sloane, #tennis

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Naomi Osaka’s Uneasy Rush Into the Spotlight

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.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

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Naomi Osaka and the Changing Power Dynamics in Sports

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.

#anxiety-and-stress, #celebrities, #french-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

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Naomi Osaka’s French Open Power Move

The power balance has changed among public figures, the journalists and publications that cover them and the companies that they do business with.

#anxiety-and-stress, #athletics-and-sports, #cain-mary-1996, #coel-michaela, #french-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #simone-biles, #tennis, #women-and-girls

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Athletes and Mental Health: Naomi Osaka Adds to Conversation

Making herself vulnerable, she joins other noteworthy athletes in pushing the once-taboo subject into the open.

#depression-mental, #derozan-demar, #fear-strikes-out-movie, #french-open-tennis, #love-kevin, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #phelps-michael, #piersall-jimmy-1929-2017, #raisman-aly, #tennis

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2021 French Open: What to Watch on Wednesday

Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Serena Williams feature on the first day of second-round matches.

#andujar-pablo-1986, #bublik-alexander-1997, #buzarnescu-mihaela, #collins-danielle-1993, #french-open-tennis, #kalinina-anhelina-1997, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #nishikori-kei, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #tennis

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Serena Williams Wins in the First Round at the French Open

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.

#begu-irina-camelia, #french-open-tennis, #tennis, #williams-serena

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Assessing Osaka’s Sad Departure From the French Open

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?

#depression-mental, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #navratilova-martina, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

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Naomi Osaka Quits the French Open After News Conference Dispute

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.

#boycotts, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

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Naomi Osaka Quits the French Open

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.

#boycotts, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

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The First of Nadal’s 100 French Open Victims Has His Say

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 …

#djokovic-novak, #federer-roger, #french-open-tennis, #lars-burgsmuller, #nadal-rafael, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #tennis

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Naomi Osaka Fined $15,000 for Skipping News Conference

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.

#australian-open-tennis, #fines-penalties, #french-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

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At the French Open, Djokovic, Federer and Nadal All Aim to Win

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.

#djokovic-novak, #federer-roger, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #paris-france, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

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At the French Open, Naomi Osaka Seeks Comfort on Clay and No Interviews

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.

#barty-ashleigh, #french-open-tennis, #king-billie-jean, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nadal-rafael, #osaka-naomi-1997, #paris-france, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #social-media, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

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Naomi Osaka Says She Won’t Talk to Journalists at the French Open

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.

#french-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

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What Happened to Novak Djokovic’s Mission to Transform Pro Tennis?

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.

#djokovic-novak, #king-billie-jean, #organized-labor, #pospisil-vasek, #professional-tennis-players-assn, #tennis

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Coco Gauff Wins Two Titles in One Day

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.

#french-open-tennis, #gauff-cori-2004, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

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How a Traveling Tennis Racket Stringer Spends His Sundays

Pierre Reveilles, who carries a 70-pound machine on his bike, can often be found in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn.

#content-type-personal-profile, #fort-greene-brooklyn-ny, #reveilles-pierre, #sporting-goods-and-equipment, #tennis

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Roger Federer Takes an Uncertain Step in His Comeback

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.

#all-england-club, #andujar-pablo-1986, #federer-roger, #french-open-tennis, #geneva-switzerland, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

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Everything Was Canceled in 2020. What About 2021?

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.

#boston-marathon, #burning-man-festival, #cannes-international-film-festival, #coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #edinburgh-international-festival, #festivals, #french-open-tennis, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-international-auto-show, #olympic-games-2020, #tennis, #theater, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

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Roger Federer on His New Gig: Swiss Tourism Spokesman

In his new role, the tennis champion and avowed chocolate lover, shares favorite places to hike, play tennis and eat in his home country.

#federer-roger, #switzerland, #tennis, #travel-and-vacations

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Frigid Waters: A Fleeting Balm for a Mother’s Unspeakable Grief

To shake up the tedium of quarantine, I started doing polar plunges with Stephanie Reece, who was driven by something else entirely.

#content-type-personal-profile, #domestic-violence, #east-hampton-ny, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #swimming, #tennis, #women-and-girls

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French Open Is Delayed a Week

The tournament will begin May 30, about two weeks after France is expected to ease its current national lockdown.

#french-open-tennis, #french-tennis-federation, #nadal-rafael, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

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Searching for Roger Federer

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.”

#switzerland, #tennis, #travel-and-vacations

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Will Newbies Keep Playing Tennis and Golf Now That Other Sports Are Back?

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.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #golf, #national-golf-foundation, #shutdowns-institutional, #tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

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College Sports Can Be Exploitive. They Can Also Be a Lifeline.

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.

#amateur-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #tennis

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Can Roger Federer Be Roger Federer Again?

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.

#doha-qatar, #federer-roger, #tennis

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Australian Open Offered Unexpected Lessons About Pandemic Sports

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.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #melbourne-australia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #tennis, #tennis-australia-ltd

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Medvedev’s Australian Open Loss Shows the Men’s Tennis Gulf Is Still Strong

The players at the top, starting with Novak Djokovic, have yet to be significantly challenged by the new generation.

#australian-open-tennis, #djokovic-novak, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #tennis

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Novak Djokovic Wins Australian Open Final Over Daniil Medvedev

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.

#australian-open-tennis, #djokovic-novak, #federer-roger, #hewitt-lleyton, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #melbourne-australia, #nadal-rafael, #tennis

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Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady for Her 4th Grand Slam Title

Osaka, 23, has won every Grand Slam final she has reached.

#australian-open-tennis, #brady-jennifer-1995, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

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For Djokovic in Australia, a Complicated Road Has a Familiar Destination

The reigning champion and world No. 1 will play in his ninth Australian Open final. He has yet to lose one.

#australian-open-tennis, #djokovic-novak, #sports-injuries, #tennis

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