Roland Garros

Roland Garros 2018

Tomorrow marks the start of what looks to be a rather damp 122nd edition of the French Open, and yet again the questions on everyone’s lips are, "can anyone dethrone Nadal?" and "who the hell is gonna win the Women’s?" Just like in 2017, the King of Clay Rafael Nadal [...]

Is the ATP in a transition stage? Food for thought at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters

Rewind to January 2017: Murray is the World No.1, Djokovic a close second, Nadal is struggling to find any form, and Federer has taken a six-month break to recover from a knee injury. If we told you Federer and Nadal were to share the next five Grand Slams without having [...]

Musings on Clay, etc

As the tennis world transitions to the red stuff in the run up to Roland Garros, we ask: are modern players more capable of competing over all courts than their predecessors? Hark back to Spring 2004 and Guillermo Coria had just reached the final at Roland Garros, in the process achieving [...]

RG17: preview

Men’s Tournament: So, what of the The Big Five’s chances? Well these days Roger plays when and where he wants - Roland Garros does not qualify. Murray and Stan have been stuck in 2nd gear for months (although maybe Wawrinka's just hitting form on cue - he's strong favourite to [...]