Nadal still the King of Clay

International sports, French Open Tennis ROLAND GARROS,PARIS,FRANCE – Rafael Nadal won a record equalling sixth French Open, and also kept his top ranking with the ATP, as he beat Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1 in Paris, 5 June. Federer started out in magnificent form with an early break but slipped back when serving for […]

Li Na wins one for Asia and Federer ends Djokovic run

International sports, French Open Tennis ROLAND GARROS, PARIS, FRANCE – China’s Li Na became the first Asian to win a Grand Slam singles title when she overpowered the 2010 champion Francesca Schavione, 6-4, 7-6 in the final of the French Open at Roland Garros, Saturday 4 June. The Italian quickly fell behind and seemed unable […]

King of Clay back on his throne

International sports, tennis Roland Garros, Paris (GenevaLunch) – Rafael Nadal took the French Open crown for the fifth time after briefly lending it out to Roger Federer. In doing so he took revenge on Robin Soderling, the only person to have beaten him at the French. He also took one step closer to the record […]

Serena crashes out while Rafa rolls on

International sports, tennis Roland Garros, Paris (GenevaLunch) – Samantha Stosur continued her winning ways by beating world number one Serena Williams in the quarter-finals of the French Open, 2 June. The seventh seeded Australian beat Justine Henin in the previous round. Serena was fortunate to survive the second set, winning her only break point for […]

Federer knocked out as Soderling takes revenge

International sports, tennis Roland Garros, Paris (GenevaLunch) – Roger Federer was eliminated by Robin Soderling 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-4 in a revenge match dating back to the final of the French Open last year. The Swiss star started well to take the first set but immediately lost his service game in the second and was […]

Federer wins while Murray and Venus lose

International sports, tennis Roland Garros, Paris (GenevaLunch) -Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer swept past his friend and doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka  6-3 7-6 6-2 to move into the quarter-final of the French Open Sunday 30 May. He will meet Robin Soderling in the next match. The Swedish player beat Rafael Nadal last year before falling […]

Federer cruises while Murray struggles

International sports, tennis Roland Garros, Paris (GenevaLunch) – Roger Federer, the top player on the ATP rankings, strolled through his opening match of the French Open with a 6-4 6-1 6-2 win over Australian Peter Luczak. Andy Murray made harder work of his match against Richard Gasquet, losing the first two sets against the Frenchman. […]

International sports, tennis: Murray wins at Queen’s

London, England (GenevaLunch) – Andy Murray became the first British player since Bunny Austin in 1938 to win at the Queen’s club championship tournament in London. The tournament is one of the traditional warm-up tournaments before Wimbledon, allowing players to make the transition from the clay courts of Paris to grass. Murray has been in […]

International sports, tennis: Federer goes from great to greatest in Paris

Roger does it!

International sports, tennis: Federer v Soderling in French Open final

UPDATE 6 June  Paris, France (GenevaLunch) – Roger Federer and Robin Soderling each won exciting five set matches to set up a fascinating final for the French Open.