Sock/Kyrgios Lift Lyon Title | ATP World Tour

Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock clinched their first team title at the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lyon on Saturday, beating Roman Jebavy and Matwe Middelkoop 7-5, 2-6, 11-9. The Australian-American duo saved one championship point in the 63-minute final, winning three consecutive points from 8/9 in the Match Tie-break to secure victory. Kyrgios and Sock won 65 per cent of first-serve points en route to their 11th win in 13 matches as a pairing. It is Kyrgios’ first ATP World Tour doubles title, while Sock has now lifted 11 trophies from…

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French Open 2018: How many multiple singles champions can you name?

Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka in straight sets in the 2017 final to win his 10th French Open title 2018 French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 27 May-10 June Coverage: Daily live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website Are you a king of clay? As Rafael Nadal seeks a record-extending 11th title at Roland Garros, we wondered how many other multiple French Open singles champions you can name. Tennis players get a two-minute break between sets and so that is how…

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Frances Tiafoe: The janitor’s son who became a French Open hope

Frances Tiafoe (left) aged nine at the tennis club where he grew up, and at this year’s Australian Open (right) 2018 French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 27 May-10 June Coverage: Daily live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website Frances Tiafoe is speaking from a bedroom in a five-star hotel in Geneva. It is a stark contrast to where the American spent many of his boyhood nights, sleeping on the floor of a spare office in Maryland alongside his father and…

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Tomic Into Eighth Consecutive Roland Garros Main Draw | ATP World Tour

Bernard Tomic has played just one tour-level match this year, falling as low as No. 243 in the ATP Rankings. But that did not stop the Australian in Roland Garros qualifying. The former World No. 17 defeated Goncalo Oliveira 7-6(5), 7-5 on Friday to advance to the main draw in Paris for the eighth consecutive year. The 25-year-old, a three-time ATP World Tour titlist, did not drop a set throughout qualifying, advancing with the loss of just 3.5 games per set on average. Tomic’s qualification sets the stage for an…

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Can Five-Setters Prove A Boon For Djokovic At Roland Garros? | ATP World Tour

The Grand Slams provide a unique challenge for the ATP World Tour’s stars, as players compete in a best-of-five set format. And judging by historical success, one superstar has risen to that challenge exceedingly well, which may prove important during the Roland Garros fortnight. Novak Djokovic is second among active players in both fifth-set win-rate (75.7%) and five-set victories (28-9) according to the FedEx ATP Performance Zone — the only other player in the Top 5 of both categories is Feliciano Lopez (68.6%, 24-11). Only Roger Federer, 30-20, has won…

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Nadal Looks To Fire Up From The Start | ATP World Tour

Rafael Nadal has been tested — by his body, as well as his opponents this year — in pressure situations and he arrives at Roland Garros full of confidence and seeking his 11th trophy at the clay-court major. In spite of an outstanding 79-2 record on Parisian red dirt, the World No. 1 cannot define what makes May in the French capital so pleasing. “I’m not sure what it is about Roland Garros that brings out the best in me; but playing on clay, where I’ve had so much success,…

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In-Form Zverev Taking It Slowly At Roland Garros | ATP World Tour

Alexander Zverev may have won two titles and compiled a 14-match winning streak during the clay swing, to rank as one of the hottest talents on red dirt this year, but he isn’t leaving anything to chance on his third appearance at Roland Garros. The German entered the clay-court major last year on the back of winning the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown, but lost in the first round to Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. “I’ve played good tennis in the clay-court season so far, and…

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Scouting Report: 10 Things To Watch At Roland Garros | ATP World Tour

The preparation is now over. After three clay-court ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, two 500-level tournaments on the surface and 11 ATP World Tour 250 events, the ATP World Tour is ready to take on Roland Garros. There is a lot on the line on the Parisian terre battue, with a massive 2,000 ATP Rankings and ATP Doubles Rankings points available for the winners. From former champions to the rapidly rising #NextGenATP, tennis fans are in for a treat as the fortnight is set to begin. View Draw 1)…

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Lyon Open: Cameron Norrie beaten by Gilles Simon in semi-final

Cameron Norrie let slip two set points in the second set tie-break as Gilles Simon won Britain’s Cameron Norrie failed to make the final of the Lyon Open after a 6-1 7-6 (8-6) defeat by experienced Frenchman Gilles Simon. Norrie, 22, had claimed the biggest win of his career by beating world number 10 John Isner in the quarter-finals. But the world number 102 was beaten in straight sets on the clay-court by 75th-ranked Simon. Norrie struggled with his serve in the first, but took the second to a tie-break…

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Kyrgios/Sock Book Place In Lyon Doubles Final | ATP World Tour

Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock booked their places in the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lyon final with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Divij Sharan on Friday. Kyrgios will compete in his first ATP World Tour doubles final, while Sock has a 10-10 record in team title matches. He lost his lone clay final with Vasek Pospisil at the 2016 Internazionali BNL d’Italia (l. to Bryan/Bryan). The Australian-American pair will next face Roman Jebavy and Matwe Middelkoop, who beat Fabrice Martin and Purav Raja 7-5, 6-1 in the semi-finals.…

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