roland garros

  1. RaulRamirez

    Favorite Major Clay Matches of All-Time

    A lot of posters here have great recall - better than mine - for greatest, or personal favorite, matches. I thought I'd start a (positive, please) thread asking you to name your favorite matches at each of the three M1000s, as well as Roland Garros. Women's matches happily included as well. No...
  2. T

    Wilson Roland-Garros Session De Soirée Bags - Backpack and Super Tour 15 Pack

    Looks like these are already out in Britain. Does anyone know when they are being released in the US?
  3. Rovesciarete

    A dirty Sinner or a Jannik high on clay? How many clay titles will Jannik Sinner win in his career?

    Jannik Sinner's brilliant final run of 2023 has cemented his status as one of the very best (indoor) hardcourt players. In fact according to Elo only Djokovic is, slightly, ahead of him. Big success on clay has eluded him despite the perception of him was quite different in 2021 when Jeff...
  4. RaulRamirez

    Who are/were the best players to never win their home slam?

    Of course, do as many as you want, for both tours: ** Best Aussie(s) to never win the Australian Open: Best French player(s) to never take Roland Garros: Best Brit(s) to never capture Wimby: Best Americans to never garner the US Open trophy: ** It could be the best overall player or the...
  5. A

    In search of Nike mens Paris Slam 2 in 1 Short 2022

    Hi if any one has a pair of these for sale, would really like to purchase, can’t find these anywhere Thank you!
  6. Kalugin

    Rafael Nadal personal racket. Secrets.

  7. Pistol10

    Serious doping test allegations! ITIA President Nicole Sapstead has been embroiled in a major doping scandal. The president of ITIA, Nicole Sapstead, who accused Simona Halep of doping, is involved...
  8. TheAssassin

    Rate the 2023 Djokovic Open

    On a scale of 10 to 10, 10 being stunning.
  9. raph6

    It’s gonna be a classic

    This match, Alcaraz vs Djokovic, is going to be a classic. In fact, Roland Garros produces a classic semifinal every 2 years : 2009 : Federer d. Del Potro in 5 2011 : Federer d. Djokovic in 4 2013 : Nadal d. Djokovic in 5 2015 : Djokovic d. Murray in 5 2017 : Wawrinka d. Murray in 5 2019 ...
  10. RaulRamirez

    "Upset City" at 2023 RG

    With two rounds completed - in both singles draws - at RG, as we approach the Round of 32, we have seen that there have been a lot of upsets. As 32 players are seeded, if those seeds won their first two matches, every matchup would have two seeds competing. In the men's draw, there are only 5...
  11. Fedeonic

    I miss the quirks of each Grand Slam

    Since 2019, all Grand Slams have been losing their own personality for some reason that I never heard of. Some of the sad changes made by each major: -AO: No more Thu-Fri night men's SF and Thu afternoon women's SF, no more ad-set final set. -RG: Scheduled night sessions, divided one-W one-M QF...
  12. I

    Does anyone have this Sampras pic without the watermark?

    I already solved it (but for whatever reason can't seem to delete the post). I never intended to make money from it, it's just personal use, so I don't think removing the watermark for such purposes should be very problematic... Anyway, I still wrote the info from the watermark in a less visible...
  13. AnOctorokForDinner

    2022 Roland Garros QF: [7] Andrey Rublev vs [20] Marin Cilic

    Well, since all other QFs got a thread I guess this one should, too.
  14. D

    2022 Roland Garros QF: [3] Alexander Zverev vs Carlos Alcaraz [6]

    Zverev's 12th approach to defeat a Top 10 opponent in BO5 formula. He's at 0-11 at this moment: 01 2016 AO R128: #2 Murray 0-3 [1-6 2-6 3-6] 02 2016 WIM R32: #9 Berdych 1-3 [3-6 4-6 6-4 1-6] 03 2017 AO R32: #9 Nadal 2-3 [6-4 3-6 7-6 3-6 2-6] 04 2017 WIM R16: #7 Raonic 2-3 [6-4...
  15. D

    2022 Roland Garros QF: [1] Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal [5]

    It is the most awaited tennis match since 2021 RG SF, can't wait for it. Clash #59 in one of the greatest rivalries of all time. H2H Djokovic 30-28 Nadal Vegas odds (as of 29 May) TBA Sources:
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    2022 Roland Garros R32: [27] Sebastian Korda vs Carlos Alcaraz [6]

    Korda plays flawlessly so far (3-0 vs Millman, 3-0 vs Gasquet). Alcaraz forced to defend a matchpoint in R64 against Ramos. Was looking vulnerable. They both clashed last month in Monte-Carlo, Korda was better then. Who's going to win this time? H2H Korda 1-1 Alcaraz Vegas odds (as of 25...
  17. zvelf

    Best 5-set Roland Garros Final?

    Take the poll. Which are your favorite 5-set French Open finals in the Open Era? Impressively, of the 9 times that the final went 5 sets, 4 of those times were 0-2 sets down comeback wins.
  18. D

    2022 Roland Garros R128: [8] Casper Ruud vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [WC]

    This could be the very last ATP match for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as he has announced 2022 RG is his final professional tournament before the retirement. H2H Ruud 0-0 Tsonga Vegas odds (as of 20 May) Sources:
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    2022 Roland Garros R128: [5] Rafael Nadal vs Jordan Thompson

    H2H Nadal 1-0 Thompson Vegas odds (as of 19 May) Sources:
  20. UnforcedTerror

    Djokovic's most impressive achievement on clay?

    Clay is Djokovic's least favorite surface, yet he's still a beast on the surface. In your opinion, what is his greatest clay achievement?
  21. Forgive Me Father

    Examining the Possibilities of the 2022 Roland Garros Draw

    So, the basis of draws: In the 3rd round, seeds 1-16 meet/encounter 17-32 (1-8 meets 25-32, 9-16 meets 17-23). In the 4th round seeds 1-8 meet seeds 9-16 (1-4 meets 13-16, 5-8 meets 9-12). In the quarterfinal, seeds 1-4 meet seeds 5-8. In the semifinal, seeds 1-2 meet seeds 2-3. In the final...
  22. Aabye5

    Will Alcaraz win RG 2022? (Pre-clay season poll)

    There's understandably a lot of chatter about this young star, but going from M1000 champ to Slam champ is a big step up. Still, with Nole off the court for so long, Rafa returning from injury, Tsitsipas seemingly discombobulated, and no one else stepping up so far...the field is open. And...
  23. C

    ALU Power RG (Roland Garros) feedback/reviews

    So I think this string looks really cool. I, admittedly, am into a good aesthetic for string, racquets, all my gear. :rolleyes: But there are very few reviews of this string. Its a unique (1.28) guage and again the color is cool. Slightly brighter than element...? Anyone have experience on...
  24. D

    Imagine Nadal didn't get injured in 2016

    Shoulda, woulda, coulda... won RG that year? Discuss. Pd: Also for any racquet experts lurking on this forum, this one other of my threads needs some urgent love...
  25. InsideOut900

    Prime Djokovic vs. the post-prime versions of Nadal at Roland Garros?

    I remember we had a thread about 2006 Fed vs 2020 Nadal with some interesting poll results here: Let's do one for Djokovic, but the comparison is a bit more generic than one specific year. I am...
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    Let's listen closely to Djokovic's grunt during the most spectacular point of the Roland Garros semifinal against Rafa. Doesn't that remind you of something? Novak had the audacity, the TITANIUM BAWLS to do a Perrier ad mid-point against the King Of Clay !?? o_O Lacoste, Peugeot and now...
  27. Vanilla Slice

    The second men’s winner from RG2021 …

    Djokovic won and it was in another monumental fashion. Man is or is nearly sure to be the goat of tennis. But Djokovic winning also meant another player highly benefited: Stan Wawrinka. The Djokovic goat narrative elevates Stan to an even higher status in his ability to take it to him on hard...
  28. TheAssassin

    Rate the 2021 Djokovic Open

    On a scale of 10 to 10, 10 being stunning. Credit to @threehandedbackhand
  29. Tenacity

    Happiness of a child - small gesture from Novak

    Earned a lifetime fan right there
  30. Third Serve

    Is it time to rebrand the Djokovic Open?

    Last year, talks of the new roof and the colder conditions wrought by the autumn month of October forced us to conclude that the 2020 edition of Roland Garros was now the Djokovic Open, eventual tournament winner Rafael Nadal notwithstanding. That's all well and good. The currently ongoing 2021...