French open 2012 Features
- Djokovic, Nadal building superb Grand Slam rivalry
After all of those Grand Slam finals between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, a record eight in all, there's a new tantalizing tennis rivalry.
- Humble Nadal in 7th heaven at French Open
Rafael Nadal is so unflinching, so nearly unbeatable, while sliding and grinding and pounding his way past opponent after opponent at the French Open. Away from the red clay, Nadal is human, of course. Humble, even.
- It's just routine for king of clay Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal, whose on-court routine includes picking the rear of his shorts and diligently lining up his water bottles, labels facing away, is making a habit of winning French Opens.
- Who is Rafael Nadal?
Every sport has its list of legends. In the tennis hall of fame, Rafael Nadal's very own palatial space is prime property. Today the Spaniard also stepped firmly into history books becoming the first player ever to win seven French Open Men's Singles titles.
- Maria Sharapova alone can't save women's tennis
It is tempting to say that the most entertaining moment in the women's French Open final was when the stadium announcer fluffed her lines during the trophy presentation and mistakenly introduced the winner, Maria Sharapova, as the runner-up. Ho-ho, how the crowd laughed.
- Blog: Cheering Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhupathi under the French sun!
The afternoon at Roland Garros started with rain pouring down and the joke going around among Indian fans was that the monsoons had arrived in Paris on the day Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza were playing their mixed doubles final.
- Nadal, Sharapova make it look easy in Paris
Maria Sharapova is trying to break through at Roland Garros, while Rafael Nadal wants to make history there.
- Who is Mahesh Bhupathi?
Mahesh Bhupathi is a ladies man. He qualifies for arguably being one of the best mixed doubles players in the world. On June 7th, his 38th birthday, he claimed his 12th Grand Slam trohpy when he won the French Open mixed doubles title with compatriot Sania Mirza.
- Men go to form, women don't at French Open
Heading into the quarterfinals of the French Open, the men's draw includes all the usual suspects - Djokovic, Nadal, Federer - while the names on the women's bracket look as if they've been picked out of a hat.
- Carving out 'sorry' on the French Open clay
The 27th-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia was on the wrong end of a shutout set on Saturday and decided he needed to apologize right then and there to the ticket-buyers in the seats at Court Suzanne Lenglen.