Rafael Nadal wins 14th French Open title, 22nd Grand Slam, becomes oldest champion in tournament history

Rafael Nadal defeated Casper Ruud in straight sets on Sunday to win his 14th French Open championship and 22nd Grand Slam title. Nadal outclassed Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0, his victory coming two days after his 36th birthday and making him the oldest title winner in the tournament’s history on clay. The oldest champion in the … Read more

Rafael Nadal reaches the French Open final to face Casper Ruud after Alexander Zverev withdrew with an ankle injury

PARIS — Rafael Nadal was locked in a tight, convincing and long French Open semi-final on Friday when his opponent, third-seeded Alexander Zverev, ran to chase a shot and twisted his right ankle. Zverev collapsed to the ground, groaning in pain and clutching his lower leg. In his black outfit, arms and legs covered in … Read more

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga says French Open loss will be a ‘good memory’ even when his career ends

PARIS — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bid an emotional farewell to tennis in a special appearance on Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros after losing his first-round match Tuesday at the French Open to Casper Ruud. Tsonga, 37, announced last week that he would retire after this year’s tournament, ending a career that saw him reach the … Read more

The great victories of Iga Swiatek, the rise of Taylor Fritz and other conclusions from the Indian Wells and Miami Open

Iga Swiatek left no doubt about her place at the top of the game as Carlos Alcaraz and Taylor Fritz captured the biggest titles of their burgeoning careers. If there’s one thing we learned during the Sunshine Double in Indian Wells and Miami over the past month, it’s that the future is here in professional … Read more