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French Open updates | Rune, 19, rare Danish man in 4th Rd

May. 28, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 11 p.m. Teenager Holger Rune has given a Denmark a man in the fourth round at Roland Garros for the first time in 63 years. The 19-year-old...

Rafa vs. Uncle Toni: Nadal to meet Auger-Aliassime in Paris

May. 27, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal knew this was bound to happen. So, too, did his uncle, Toni Nadal, who coached Rafael to most of the nephew's men's-record 21 Grand Slam titles. Also well aware this moment would come, of course, was Felix Auger-Aliassime, the promising player who brought...

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...

Adieu, Jo: Fans hail injured, retiring Tsonga at French Open

May. 24, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Much as he wanted to avoid tears, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga simply could not. And, he said later, he knew he would not. So they flowed freely during the final moments of his final match at the French Open, the final singles match of his professional tennis career, and he wiped them away...

French Open updates | Hugo Gaston earns 5-set victory

May. 24, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Hugo Gaston pulled off a five-set victory over 19th-seeded Alex de Minaur of Australia. The Frenchman trailed 3-0 in the deciding set after losing nine straight...

Osaka loses in 1st round of French Open, may skip Wimbledon

May. 24, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A year ago, Naomi Osaka left the French Open of her own volition, never beaten on the court but determining that she needed to pull out before the second round to stand up for herself and protect her mind. On Monday, Osaka departed Roland Garros against her will —...

Djokovic backs ATP, laments Wimbledon 'lose-lose situation'

May. 23, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic intends to defend his title at Wimbledon and supports the decision by the ATP men’s tour to withhold ranking points from that tournament as a show of unity among players -- even though the move will negatively affect his hold on the No. 1 spot. In...

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...