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What is it about French Open clay that makes for surprises?

Jun. 03, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Why is the French Open more likely to produce first-time and one-time Grand Slam champions than the Australian Open, Wimbledon or the U.S. Open? Why are there so many surprising results at Roland Garros? What distinguishes its red clay from the surfaces used at the three other major...

French Open updates | Alcaraz youngest in 4th Rd since 2006

May. 27, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Carlos Alcaraz displayed deft drop shots and plenty of other skillful strokes to become the youngest man in the French Open’s fourth round since Novak Djokovic in 2006. The...

Carlos Alcaraz saves match point to remain in French Open

May. 25, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — This was the sort of point in the sort of contest that, if 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz eventually reaches the heights so many believe he will, the lucky folks on hand at Court Simonne Mathieu on Wednesday night just might regale dinner guests for years with tales that begin, “We...

French Open updates | Nadal gets 300th Grand Slam match win

May. 25, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 11:20 p.m. Rafael Nadal reached 300 career Grand Slam match victories by beating Corentin Moutet 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in the second round at Roland Garros. The...

Osaka's mental health discussion resonates at French Open

May. 25, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka’s 2022 French Open is over following a first-round loss. The players remaining in the tournament see and hear products of her frank discussion about anxiety and depression a year ago — from new “quiet rooms” and three on-call psychiatrists at Roland Garros to a...

French Open updates | Djokovic plans to play Wimbledon

May. 23, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 11:45 p.m. Novak Djokovic says he plans to defend his title at Wimbledon this year and supports the decision by the ATP men’s tour to withhold ranking points from...

Nadal bounces back from loss to Alcaraz, beats Isner in Rome

May. 11, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Once is enough when it comes to beating Rafael Nadal on a clay court. Throughout his career, Nadal has never lost consecutive matches on his favorite surface and the Spaniard extended that perfect record on Wednesday by beating John Isner 6-3, 6-1 to reach the third...