Wednesday, February 1, 2023

FRENCH OPEN

French Open: Satwik-Chirag beats top seed Takuro-Kobayashi to reach semis

India’s top men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat former world champions Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan to reach the semifinals of French Open 2022 BWF Super 750 tournament, here on Friday.The seventh-seeded men’s...

French Open: Satwik/Chirag win; Saina out

Former World No 1 Saina Nehwal crashed out in the first round of the French Open badminton championship as Indian players had a poor day in the BWF World Tour Super 750 event.The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy...

French Open: Lakshya faces Srikanth in opening round

Commonwealth Games champion Lakshya Sen will face teammate Kidambi Srikanth in the men’s singles opening round match of the French Open badminton tournament here on Tuesday.Sen and Srikkanth, the top two Indians in world ranking at eighth and 11th...

French Open: Gauff sets up final match with Swiatek

American teenager Coco Gauff crushed Italy’s Martina Trevisan 6-3 6-1 on Thursday to become the youngest French Open finalist in 21 years and set up a showcase clash with world number one Iga Swiatek. The 18-year-old, who was already...

Nadal beats Djokovic in epic clash to reach French Open semis

Talks of an end to Rafael Nadal’s reign proved premature once again as the claycourt king stayed on course for a record-extending men’s 22nd Grand Slam title by beating arch rival Novak Djokovic 6-2 4-6 6-2 7-6(4) in a...

French Open: Coco Gauff beats Sloane Stephens, reaches first Grand Slam semis

Coco Gauff prevailed in an all-American showdown on Tuesday at Roland Garros, defeating 2018 French Open finalist Sloane Stephens 7-5, 6-2 to reach the first Grand Slam semifinal of her career.The 18-year-old Gauff needed 90 minutes to oust 2017...

French Open: Danish teen Rune stuns No. 4 Tsitsipas

Danish teenager Holger Rune has eliminated 2021 French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach his first major quarterfinal in his Roland Garros debut.The 40th-ranked Rune beat fourth-seeded Tsitsipas 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday.Tsitsipas is...

Djokovic canters into French Open last eight, Nadal clash looms

Novak Djokovic showed glimpses of his brilliant best to demolish Diego Schwartzman 6-1 6-3 6-3 on Sunday and book his place in the French Open quarter-finals where he is likely to face 13-times champion Rafael Nadal. The world number...

French Open: Bopanna-Middelkoop in QFs; Iga, Medvedev in last 16

Rohan Bopanna and his Dutch partner Matwe Middelkoop upset second-seeded Croatian duo of Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic in a thrilling three-setter to progress to the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the French Open in Paris on Saturday.Bopanna and Middelkoop,...

French Open: Djokovic, Nadal enter last 16

Defending champion Novak Djokovic produced another outstanding display as he reached the French Open fourth round without having dropped a set all week. Serbia’s Djokovic, 34, won 6-3 6-3 6-2 - saving one break point in the third set...