roland garros

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. D


    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...
  4. 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...
  5. TheAssassin

    Rate the 2021 Djokovic Open

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

    Happiness of a child - small gesture from Novak

    Earned a lifetime fan right there
  7. 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...
  8. skip1969

    Who is more desperate for a new Roland Garros champion, the RG organizers/sponsors or tennis fans?

    If there is one tourney that needs a new champ, it has to be Roland Garros. Having one player dominate for so long can't be good for drumming up sponsor dollars or putting customers in seats. Dynasties tend to kill overall interest within the casual sports fan community. The lengthy domination...
  9. Yugram

    Now that the dust settles... Let’s take a closer look at RG 2021 draw.

    Let’s start with saying that the draw is rigged. The best proof for it being Medvedev vs Bublik R1, a gimmick match up of 2 clay haters, which screams "rigged". So I’ll keep in mind that everything has it’s purpose while analyzing the draw. My takes: • Quarter 1 is by far the easiest one...
  10. Yugram

    2021 Roland Garros - Men's Singles - General Discussion

    Defending champion: Rafael Nadal (13-time Champion) Category: Grand Slam Main draw participants: 128 Date: 30th of May - 13th of June Total prize money: €34,367,215 Official website: Draw: *To be updated *Poll will be created once the main draw is set
  11. Yugram

    Rank Nadal’s RG runs from hardest to weakest

    I’ll start: Hardest: 2013 (prime Fognini, Nishikori, Wawrinka, peak Djokovic, Ferrer all in a row) 2011 2014 2007 2006 2020 2019 2005 2018 2008 2012 2017 Weakest: 2010
  12. Krish0608

    Djokovic: Last few days were a confidence booster for clay, I’ve found the game. Now I have to keep it and peak in Paris.

    Novak is not saying anything new here. But he’s NOT playing RG for mere formality as we often hear on these boards. He’s hungry and he wants it. This year he seems to want it more. Probably more so than the previous years. And unlike last few years, it looks like he’s made some essential tweaks...
  13. InsideOut900

    Can someone do a short rundown of each Roland Garros winning run in the 90's?

    I was curious to get an idea of how all those runs fare compared to the runs from 2000 on. Wanna fill in some of the gaps, since I am not very versed in discussing 90's clay tennis. What I am most interested in: General level of play of the winner, especially in the later rounds Outliers, very...
  14. Apollo17

    Who would win a hypothetical RG final between 2009 Federer and 2016 Djokovic ?

    This is revenge for all the AO09 Nadal hypotheticals ! Now, fight !
  15. A

    So who’s pumped for the French?

    Now that the uso is done is everyone ready for French? So many questions. Who will win? Will Djokovic be dqed? But as much as I try I can’t get into the French. I really don’t know why.
  16. Yugram

    Nadal vs Wawrinka Roland Garros semi-final is likely?

    As the hard court action takes place in New-York, Nadal and Wawrinka remain the only two Slam-winning material players (sorry, Monfils), who preferred to focus completely on clay. This, in theory, should give them benefits against the field in the Fall. Nadal is Nadal, and him being one of the...
  17. uscwang

    2019 French Open SF: [1] Djokovic vs. [4] Thiem

    Career H2H 6-2 Djokovic. This will be the 3rd time they met in RG. 2016 SF Djokovic d. Thiem 62 61 64 2017 QF Thiem d. Djokovic 76 63 60 2019 SF Djokovic vs. Thiem ??? This is also the right time to review their Madrid SF. 76 76 Novak.
  18. D

    French Federation makes big decision: RG to go...

  19. ReturnAndVolley

    Thiem or A. Zverev, who wins a slam first?

    Both of these guys will win a grand slam sometime in the next 4 years, possibly sooner. So who do you think wins one first? I go with Thiem winning RG before Zverev wins his first slam (USO). Give your opinions.
  20. Sentinel

    Federer: The last few weeks were a bit boring

    Hehe. Feddy found the last few weeks boring !!!! Hint Hint.
  21. Fedeonic

    Roland Garros 2018 Final: [1] Simona Halep vs [10] Sloane Stephens

    The World N°1 is yet again in another Roland Garros final trying to win her elusive Grand Slam title will play against the current US Open champion who has never lost in a title match. Final is scheduled to be played at 15:00 CET on Saturday, but may be postposed by possible rain. The H2H is 5-2...
  22. Backspin1183

    Nadal's 900th win

    His victory over Marterer was his 900th career win. "I don't feel old. But I am 32, and I have been here since 2003, so it's a long way, a lot of years," he said. "I started very young. That's a real thing. But, no, I feel happy to be here. Being honest, I am enjoying the day by day on the...
  23. HetTheGreaterer

    French Open 2018 R3 :- Novak Djokovic[20] vs R.Bautista Agut[13]

    Djokovic trying to comeback from the very depth of his fall. Lowest ranking since many years. And so many losses to mugs, probably his worst start to a season in a long long time (atleast till rome masters started) Looking in average form (neither best nor worst). Will he pull out a win against...
  24. L

    Dimitrov new racquet?

    Dimitrov is using a new paintjob on Roland Garros. Is it the new Pro Staff 97? Thanks!
  25. Simon_the_furry

    If anyone can take down Nadal at RG this year, who?

    Nadal hasn't even lost a set in Monte Carlo yet. Right now he is looking near unstoppable on clay. Who stands the best chance against him when Roland Garros comes around? I'm going to go with Hyeon Chung. Chung's lack of a big serve won't hurt him too much on clay, and Chung is tall enough that...
  26. D

    Yeehaw! Clay season has arrived

    ...and not a moment too soon. I shift over to clay myself next three months. Enjoy hard courts and indoors but LOVE clay: Too bad my favourite isn’t playing, but here’s to an awesome clay season for everyone!
  27. fed_is_GOD

    "The Dream is to win Roland Garros AGAIN" -- Roger Federer

    http://www.**************.org/tennis/news/Roger_Federer/52467/roger-federer-the-dream-is-to-win-roland-garros-again-/ Here he comes for it.. Nadal surely would have many sleepless nights from now..
  28. lunaticmochi

    Grand Slams should alternate days between men's and women's

    i.e. All of men's matches play Monday, the women play Tuesday, and so on and so forth. This will put to rest all the complaints of unequal rest time in between rounds. It will also make it convenient to watch the matches. If I only care about the men's, then I will be able to schedule my day...
  29. A

    Play Fantasy WTA Tennis 2018. At least 1,250 Euro in prizes!

    The Fantasy WTA Tennis 2018 starts on Sunday 31 December 2017 at 4:10 hours CET. You have a budget of 275 million euro to buy 20 tennis players of which you think are going to win the most points in the Fantasy WTA Tennis 2018. Points are scored based upon the achievements of your tennis...
  30. Krish0608

    RG '08 Rafa vs Nole

    RG '08 is best known for its one sided, embarrassing loss of Fed against PEAKdal on clay. But the real gem in that tournament in Rafa vs Nole. The first 2 sets are a blowout. Nole comes to life in the 3rd, coming back from down a break and going toe to toe with the greatest Nadal we have seen...