2018 French Open

Novak Djokovic French Open 2016 TennisThe French Open is the second Grand Slam on the tennis calendar, and the only one to be played on a clay surface.

The event is held in Paris from late May to early June.

Officially known in French as ‘Les internationaux de France de Roland-Garros’ or ‘Tournoi de Roland-Garros’, the Open is named after the great French aviator, Roland Garros.

Being the only Grand Slam tournament played on clay, a much slower surface than the grass or hard courts used at the other three Slams, means the five-set men’s singles matches (without a tiebreak in the fifth set), makes for the most physically demanding tennis on the calendar.

The 2018 French Open started on Sunday, May 27 and finished with the men’s final on Sunday, June 10.

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Last updated: 6 February, 2018

French Open Articles

Tomic and Kyrgios set for French Open showdown

Tomic and Kyrgios set for French Open showdown

by , 26 May 2018

Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios will clash for the first time in a French Open first-round show-stopper in Paris.

Australian Barty in French Open doubt

Australian Barty in French Open doubt

by , 26 May 2018

Ashleigh Barty is racing the clock to take her place in the French Open draw after suffering a despairing setback at the Strasbourg International.

Unseeded Serena will be very dangerous at Roland Garros

Unseeded Serena will be very dangerous at Roland Garros

by , 24 May 2018

It’s very possible a French Open top seed could meet Serena Williams in the opening round.

2018 French Open mega-preview

2018 French Open mega-preview

by , 23 May 2018

The year’s second Grand Slam tournament gets underway in just under a week from now, and while all eyes will be on Rafael Nadal to see if he can continue to create history at Roland Garros, the women’s division remains as open as ever.

Emperor Rafa, 401 and counting

Emperor Rafa, 401 and counting

by , 4 May 2018

An asteroid has been named after him. Shakira put him in her music video for being an extraordinary world champion as a teenager. Reportedly, he is ten per cent owner of football giant Real Madrid but modestly calls himself a simple football lover.

Gavrilova rolls ankle as Stosur advances in Prague

Gavrilova rolls ankle as Stosur advances in Prague

by , 1 May 2018

Daria Gavrilova has been dealt an injury blow before the French Open with the world No.24 forced to retire after rolling her ankle against fellow Australian Samantha Stosur at the Prague Open.

Is it the beginning of the end for Rafael Nadal?

Is it the beginning of the end for Rafael Nadal?

by , 25 Jan 2018

Following his latest misfortune at the Australian Open, one wonders whether Rafael Nadal will ever return to Melbourne Park for another shot at a double Career Grand Slam.

Rafa’s 10 – a record that will never be broken

Rafa’s 10 – a record that will never be broken

by , 15 Jun 2017

It’s not often you can confidently say that a record will never be broken, but we may have reached that point with Rafael Nadal’s incredible 10th French Open victory last weekend.

The challenging French Open-Wimbledon double – can Rafa do it again?

The challenging French Open-Wimbledon double – can Rafa do it again?

by , 15 Jun 2017

In the open era of tennis, since 1969, only four champions have achieved arguably what is the most difficult task in tennis, winning both the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships in the same year.

2017 French Open: The tournament that was

2017 French Open: The tournament that was

by , 13 Jun 2017

The French Open is over for another year. When you consider what has been achieved by the two singles champions, it’s fair to say that this year’s tournament saw numerous records shattered.


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