French Open 2020 News
British tennis star Andy Murray has said that Rafael Nadal's record of 13 French Open titles is amongst sport's greatest achievements. Nadal won a record-extending 13th French Open title on Sunday (October 11) by beating Novak Djokovic in straight-sets. With that victory Nadal also matched Roger Federer for 20 Grand Slams titles in total. Djokovic is next on the list with 17 majors to his name.
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has lauded his arch rival Rafael Nadal after the latter won a record extending 13th French Open title on Sunday (Oct 11). Nadal thus equalled Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles and is now being considered as the front-runner to go ahead in the historic race. The Spaniard, Nadal, thrashed Serbian World no. 1 Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the French Open final on Sunday to create history.
Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to capture a record-extending 13th French Open title on Sunday (October 11). This was Nadal's record-tying 20th Grand Slam title. Nadal thus equalled his arch-rival Roger Federer for 20 major trophies. Nadal won the tournament without dropping a set and will now be the frontrunner to go ahead of the 39-year-old Federer.
German duo Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies beat Croatian Mate Pavic and Brazilian Bruno Soares 6-3, 7-5 to retain their French Open doubles crown. A year after becoming the first all-German team to capture a Grand Slam men`s doubles trophy in the professional era, they again shone on the Parisian clay, winning in 89 minutes. Eighth seeds Krawietz and Mies were clinical against the U.S. Open champions, breaking once in each set to become only the fourth team to win back-to-back French Open titles.
US open winner Dominic Thiem crashed out of the French Open after losing to 12th seed Argentinian Diego Schwartzman in five sets. While, Rafale Nadal managed to beat a lesser experienced Jannik Sinner 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-1 with the match lasting nearly 3 hours. The second seed and 12-time champion Rafael Nadal will now play Schartzman in the semis.
Austrian Dominic Thiem was made to sweat before advancing into the French Open quarter-finals as he ended Frenchman Hugo Gaston`s dream run with a 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-3 victory on Sunday (October 4). The third seed, Thiem, who was beaten by clay-court master Rafael Nadal in the final of the last two editions, was clearly frustrated against the 20-year-old Gaston but pulled through at last. Thiem set-up a clash with Argentine 12th seed Diego Schwartzman and remains on course to collide with 12-times champion Nadal in the semi-finals.
12-time champion Rafael Nadal defeated American qualifier Sebastian Korda 6-1 6-1 6-2 to romp into the French Open quarter-finals on Sunday (Oct 4). Nadal has lost no sets in reaching his 42nd Grand Slam quarter-final and is yet to face a seed. Rising Italian Jannick Sinner, the first player since Nadal in 2005 to reach the quarter-finals on his debut, is next. The Spaniard, Nadal, is the defending champions and if victorious this year - he will equal Roger Federer's tally of 20 Grand Slam titles.
Rafael Nadal will look to continue his Paris love affair when he begins the defence of his French Open title and his quest for a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam against Belarusian Egor Gerasimov on Monday. 12-time champion, Nadal, faces daunting odds at this year's French Open. The conditions are much colder than usual as the tournament was postponed by four months owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Spaniard was far from his best in Rome as he suffered a shock quarter-final defeat to Diego Schwartzman last week, with chilly conditions again playing a crucial role.
Roland Garros has switched to Wilson balls for the 2020 tournament after using Babolat for many years and 12-times champion Rafael Nadal is not impressed. The Spaniard, Nadal, thinks that the Wilson ball is much slower and under the humid and cooler conditions this year- the ball will become heavier, thus making it difficult for the players. Nadal, a 19-time Grand Slam champion, prefers warmer weather and faster clay-courts but faces cooler and wetter conditions at this year`s event, which was pushed back to the end of September from its usual May-June dates. French Open 2020 will take place between September 28 and October 11.
The French Open organisers have said that a total of 11,500 spectators per day will be allowed at the upcoming edition of the Grand Slam tournament. Roland Garros will be divided into three zones based on the three main courts, with 5,000 people each for the Philippe Chatrier and Suzanne Lenglen courts. The tournament, which was originally scheduled to start in May, has been moved back to September 27-October 11 because of the COVID-19 pandemic,
French Open 2020 will allow a maximum of 11,500 spectators per day when the clay court Grand Slam begins later this month, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) said on Monday These 11,500 fans will be divided between the three show courts of Roland Garros- Philippe-Chatrier (5000), Suzanne-Lenglen (5000) and Simonne-Mathieu (1500) The French Open, traditionally held in May-June, was postponed this year due to COVID-19 pandemic and will now be held at Roland Garros from September 27-October 11