French Open stands in Djokovic's path to greatness

Murray fit to start French Open buildup at Monte Carlo tournament

  • ontennis
  • 14 April 2017
  • 10:04

The appearance on Friday of Andy Murray’s name at the top of the draw for the Monte Carlo Open was a relief for the tournament, his travelling fans and the player. If he is to get back to winning tournaments, however, he is likely to have to beat either Novak Djokovic or the nine-times champion, Rafael Nadal.

French Open reluctant to hand Sharapova wild card

  • ontennis
  • 02 March 2017
  • 08:03

French Open chiefs said Thursday they are reluctant to grant Maria Sharapova a wild card into this year's Grand Slam event despite the two-time champion returning from a doping ban.

The Russian superstar will return to the tour on April 26 in Stuttgart, the day that her 15-month ban for testing positive for the banned substance meldonium ends.

Boris Becker: Rafael Nadal is the favorite to win the French Open

  • ontennis
  • 18 February 2017
  • 10:02

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are still the top two men’s players in the world, respectively, and Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam at the Australian Open last month.

But none of those players, in Boris Becker’s mind, are the favorites to win the French Open.

Rafael Nadal is the man to beat in Roland Garros.


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