Rafael Nadal undergoes keyhole surgery for the hip problem that meant he missed the French Open for the first time in 19 years.
The 22-time grand slam champion has been sidelined since January because of the injury.
British interest in singles is over at Roland Garros after the British number one’s 6-1 6-2 6-4 defeat.
Rafael Nadal, who missed the French Open for the first time since 2005, had surgery for the hip injury that has plagued him since the Australian Open.
Svitolina was booed by some fans after refusing to shake hands with Russia’s Anna Blinkova
British singles interest at Roland Garros is over after Norrie’s 6-1 6-2 6-4 loss.
Aryna Sabalenka spoke to only a small pool of journalists after her third-round French Open win, saying she did not feel safe earlier in the week when she faced questions about Belarus' involvement in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz and Aryna Sabalenka were all in action as the French Open third round began at Roland Garros
The Belarusian said she “did not feel safe” in an exchange with a Ukrainian journalist on Wednesday
Djokovic needed three hours and 36 minutes to complete the straight-sets victory
Casper Ruud continues to build early momentum at Roland Garros.
The fourth seed overcame a spirited second-round challenge from Giulio Zeppieri on Thursday at the clay-court major, where he downed the Italian qualifier 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 on Court Philippe-Chatrier.
Ruud delivered a high-class all-around display for much of the three-hour, four-minute encounter, although Zeppieri deployed his gritty lefty game to good effect to gain a foothold in the match and clinch the third set. The Norwegian’s consistently deep groundstrokes proved decisive to his victory as he converted five of 13 break points overall to reach the Roland Garros third round for the fifth year in a row.
“It was a tough match,” said Ruud in his on-court interview. “I started well, got a break early and served well myself. That’s the beauty of best-of-five sets. In a normal match I would have won 6-3, 6-2, but here you have the chance to fight like he did. He played much better in the...
Daniel Altmaier sprung a second-round upset of Jannik Sinner in dramatic fashion on Thursday at Roland Garros, where the World No. 79 came back from the brink to secure a 6-7(0), 7-6(7), 1-6, 7-6(4), 7-5 marathon victory.
Altmaier saved two match points on Sinner’s serve at 4-5 in the fourth set on Court Suzanne-Lenglen and then held his nerve impressively to triumph in a remarkable decider. Despite failing to serve out the match at 5-4 and Sinner saving four match points in a nail-biting final game, the 24-year-old German dug deep to earn a five-hour, 26-minute victory and reach the third round at the clay-court major for the second time.
“Playing every point you can with the best effort, that’s what keeps you in reality,” said Altmaier, when asked how he had kept his cool to save Sinner’s match points. “I was just thinking that, and the competition says it all. We’ve had historic matches with so many match points… I don’t know if you can call this an ‘...
Editor's note: This story was translated from ATPTour.com/es.
Novak Djokovic will take to court at Roland Garros on Friday knowing that his opponent won their last match.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina beat the Serbian in Monte-Carlo in April last year in an intense three-set clash. The two players meet again on Friday in Paris as they both chase a place in the third round of the season’s second Grand Slam.
"It’s completely different to Monte-Carlo,” said the World No. 34 Davidovich Fokina. “Here it’s five sets, and there he’d hardly played any matches... We all know what Djokovic is like. He’s a legend. Playing against him will be an honour, as will returning to [Court] Philippe-Chatrier.
“I’m going to be ready. I’m playing at a good level, I’ve been very relaxed for two matches, competing at a high level. I can’t wait to keep doing that for another match...
Daniel Altmaier earned one of the biggest upsets of this year's Roland Garros on Thursday when he stunned eighth seed Jannik Sinner in five gruelling sets over the court of five hours and 26 minutes.
ATPTour.com looks at five things to know about the 24-year-old German.
His Idols Were Roger Federer & Stan Wawrinka
When fans watch Altmaier play, they will quickly notice his one-handed backhand. It is fitting that his idols growing up were Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka.
“Thank you for everything! You inspired everyone around the world 🌎 and been a role model not only as an athlete but even more as a person!” Altmaier wrote on Instagram when Federer retired....
Editor's Note: This story was originally published on 3 May 2023.
Daniel Altmaier is the first lucky loser to reach the Mutua Madrid Open quarter-finals since his opponent in the last eight, Borna Coric, in 2017. The German may have needed a slice of fortune to acquire his spot in the main draw in the Spanish capital, but his dream ATP Masters 1000 run can be seen as just reward for his years of hard work battling back from shoulder and hip problems.
As an 18-year-old in mid-2017, Altmaier climbed as high as No. 210 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings after reaching his first ATP Tour quarter-final in Antalya. Yet an injury-plagued 2018, during which he competed in just three professional tournaments, disrupted his progress. It was not until late 2020 that he reached that mark again, en route to his career-high of No. 53 in May 2022.
“I really got to know my body,” Altmaier told ATPTour.com last year when asked if any positives had come out of his...
The Roland Garros second-round action draws to a close on Thursday as top names seek to continue their progress in Paris. Top 10 stars Jannik Sinner and Casper Ruud and two-time semi-finalist Alexander Zverev, who all enjoyed straight-sets opening wins, are among those in action in the bottom half of the singles draw.
ATPTour.com previews some of the second-round matchups to watch on the Day 5 schedule in Paris.
 Jannik Sinner (ITA) vs. Daniel Altmaier (GER)
Sinner and Altmaier’s only previous ATP Head2Head meeting was a five-set thriller at the 2022 US Open. It was Sinner who prevailed on the hard courts of New York, and the eighth-seeded Italian with the big-hitting baseline game...
“Who were you thinking of?”
That question was asked of Genaro Alberto Olivieri, the No. 231 player in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, after he earned his first tour-level win on Tuesday at Roland Garros. It was also his first victory in a major, which he earned by beating Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard 7-6 (3), 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.
The answer to the question was both clear and touching, but also painful.
“My father, who died during the pandemic,” answered the Argentine. “He was my sidekick, the person who helped me in every way — psychologically, emotionally… Then he started to learn a little more about tennis and he would even help me with that. I always remember him. I hope he is now watching everything that is happening to me this week and that he has an even bigger smile than I do.”
In February 2021, while the COVID-19 pandemic was still in full force around the world, Olivieri travelled to Turkey, where he shared a room with current World No. 64 Pedro...
Novak Djokovic overcame a pulsating first-set challenge from Marton Fucsovics before accelerating to an ultimately comfortable 7-6(2), 6-0, 6-3 second-round victory on Wednesday at Roland Garros.
The third seed let slip a 5-2 lead in the opening set as an inspired Fucsovics roared back into contention early on Court Philippe-Chatrier. The World No. 83 went toe to toe with Djokovic in a series of thrilling exchanges under the lights in Paris, but the 22-time major champion stepped up a gear to comfortably claim the tie-break.
It was largely plain sailing for Djokovic from then on, as he broke Fucsovics’ serve seven times across the second and third sets to complete a two-hour, 44-minute victory. Djokovic struck the ball with power and depth off both wings throughout, a positive sign for the 36-year-old as he bids for a record 23rd major crown and to reclaim the No. 1 Pepperstone ATP Ranking.
As opposed to any lapse from Djokovic, a sublime streak of...
Editor's note: This story was translated from ATPTour.com/es
In 2022, Casper Ruud was one win away from becoming the No. 1 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. That was not the Norwegian’s only achievement in a season that included three titles (Buenos Aires, Geneva and Gstaad) and a further four championship matches: in Miami and at Roland Garros, the US Open, and the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin.
It was the best year of Ruud’s career, and something of a double-edged sword for 2023; this season, Ruud is facing the challenge of defending his haul of Pepperstone ATP Ranking points.
“We knew it would be a difficult year, although we believed he had the level to repeat everything he did in 2022,” explained Pedro Clar-Rossello, Ruud’s coach, after the fourth seed’s first-round win against Elias Ymer on Tuesday at Roland Garros. “Always playing at the top level is not easy....
Gael Monfils announced Wednesday evening his withdrawal from Roland Garros due to a left wrist injury.
The announcement came less than 24 hours after the Frenchman produced a magical late-night performance on Court Philippe-Chatrier in the first round against Sebastian Baez. Monfils was scheduled to play sixth seed Holger Rune on Thursday evening for a place in the third round.
“Actually, physically, I'm quite fine. I was quite happy this morning. I woke up quite good, but I had the problem with my wrist that I cannot solve,” Monfils said in a press conference. “Felt it during the match, actually the whole match [yesterday]. And unfortunately even [though] we pushed it ’til tonight, just came back again for another exam, and yes, waited a little bit.
“The doctor said [it] was not good to play with that type of injury. Yesterday was...
Watch as Taylor Fritz hits back at the French Open crowd, who booed him in his interview following a 2-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 win over home favourite Arthur Rinderknech.
Fourth seed Casper Ruud moves into the French Open third round with a four-set victory over Italy's Giulio Zeppieri.
Defending champion Iga Swiatek and Wimbledon winner Elena Rybakina underline why they are among the French Open favourites with convincing wins.
Britain's Cameron Norrie says he is not distracted by the looming prospect of facing top seed Carlos Alcaraz as he tries to reach the French Open fourth round for the first time.
American Jessica Pegula, seeded third in the French Open singles, is the latest leading WTA Tour player to feature in a BBC Sport column.
The LTA confirms Andy Murray has accepted a wildcard for next week's Surbiton Trophy, while Venus Williams will play at the Rothesay Classic later this month.
Britons Jamie Murray and Lloyd Glasspool reach the third round of the French Open men's doubles with straight-set victories.
Former US Open champion Emma Raducanu splits with coach Sebastian Sachs, her fifth coach in less than two years.
Novak Djokovic has stood by the political message he wrote on a camera lens about Kosovo, saying it is an issue he "stands for".
Defending champion Iga Swiatek says she is not concerned by records as she continues her bid for a third French Open win in four years.
Swiatek signed the camera, "I'm feeling 22!" at the French Open on Thursday. While celebrating her Swiftie fandom, the world's No. 1 player also cited the megastar for helping her learn English.
The WTA is moving its annual San Jose tournament to Washington, D.C., settling some confusion among women's tennis players.
Emma Raducanu has announced she has split with coach Sebastian Sachs, the fifth full-time coach she has worked with in the past two years.
Cameron Norrie says video replays should be used to help umpires make the right call on dubious points after he got away with a double bounce in his second-round victory over Lucas Pouille at the French Open.
Carlos Alcaraz came through a tricky early test at the French Open, as the world No. 1 sealed a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Japan's Taro Daniel to reach the third round.
Novak Djokovic stands by his comment from Monday that Kosovo was "the heart of Serbia" and on Wednesday said it is "something that I stand for."
Elina Svitolina just returned from maternity leave in April and was ranked outside of the top 1,000 in May. Now she is poised to crack the top 135.
French Open debutant Peyton Stearns produced the biggest win of her career by defeating former champion Jelena Ostapenko to reach the third round at Roland Garros, while No. 5 seed Caroline Garcia fell in three sets to Anna Blinkova.
Tennis great and 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer will now have his voice featured on the popular navigational app Waze, the company announced Wednesday.
Sweden's Mikael Ymer was fined nearly $40,000 for last week's outburst at the Lyon Open, where he was disqualified for smashing his racket against the umpire's chair.
The total prize money for this year’s Roland Garros has gone up by 12.3 per cent from last season
Everything you need to know as Roland Garros plays host to one of the most open grand slams in years
The Belarusian said she ‘did not feel safe’ in an exchange with a Ukrainian journalist on Wednesday
Djokovic could finish his career with the most grand slam titles of any male player in history but he remains a polarising figure
Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff, Elena Rybakina and Ons Jabeur are all in action as the French Open second round continues at Roland Garros
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Tournament director Amelie Mauresmo had to apologise last year after saying men’s matches had more appeal.
Last year’s men’s runner-up Casper Ruud is safely into the third round after beating Giulio Zeppieri
Altmaier saved two match points in the fifth longest match in Roland Garros history.
Aryna Sabalenka is a perfect 8-0 in Grand Slam play.
Sean Randall makes his pick for the French Open.
Lucia Bronzetti had lost 10 straight tour-level matches, now she's a WTA champion!
Elina Svitolina is 6-0 in clay finals. She's younger than Jessica Pegula.
Avoid Nicolas Jarry at the French Open if you can.
Arthur Fils in the youngest winner on the ATP this year.
Aryna Sabalenka has a real good chance at the No. 1 ranking at Roland Garros.
Daniil Medvedev comes into the French Open for the first time with expectations.
Iga Swiatek is looking forward to the challenging her new rivals.