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Osaka juggernaut rolls on to second Australian Open crown

Osaka juggernaut rolls on to second Australian Open crown

Ian Ransom, Reuters  |  Updated Feb 20th - 10:11am

Naomi Osaka crushed Jennifer Brady 6-4 6-3 to secure her second Australian Open title on Saturday and cement her standing as the new queen of the women's game.
Djokovic keeps perfect record in Australian Open semifinals

Djokovic keeps perfect record in Australian Open semifinals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 5:41am

Novak Djokovic had a perfect record in Australian Open semifinals, and he was playing almost flawless tennis to protect it.
Serena exits news conference in tears after defeat to Osaka

Serena exits news conference in tears after defeat to Osaka

Ian Ransom, Reuters  |  Updated Feb 18th - 5:15am

Serena Williams broke down in tears and cut short her post-match news conference on Thursday after her 6-3 6-4 defeat to Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open semi-finals ended her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
Pain-free Djokovic ends Karatsev run to reach ninth final

Pain-free Djokovic ends Karatsev run to reach ninth final

Ian Ransom, Reuters  |  Updated Feb 18th - 5:08am

Defending champion Novak Djokovic declared himself fighting fit for the Australian Open final after ending the incredible run of Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev with his "best match" of the tournament on Thursday.
Serena stopped: Osaka beats Williams in Australian Open SF

Serena stopped: Osaka beats Williams in Australian Open SF

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 18th - 3:57am

As Serena Williams walked off the court after her latest so-close-yet-so-far bid for a 24th Grand Slam title ended with a loss to Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open, the 39-year-old American paused and put her hand on her chest while thousands of spectators rose to applaud.
Nadal gathers strength at Australian Open as injuries strike rivals

Nadal gathers strength at Australian Open as injuries strike rivals

Ian Ransom, Reuters  |  Updated Feb 15th - 2:54pm

For a player who was all doom and gloom about his fitness on the eve of the Australian Open, Rafa Nadal emerged as an unlikely pillar of strength on day eight as injuries cut a swathe through the men's draw on Monday.
'I was in a dark place' - Kyrgios opens up on mental health battle

'I was in a dark place' - Kyrgios opens up on mental health battle

Reuters  |  Posted Nov 8th - 5:22am

Australian Nick Kyrgios has opened up on his battle with depression and says returning to live with his parents in Canberra this year has been good for his mind and soul.
Nadal gearing up for ATP Finals after 'positive' outing in Paris

Nadal gearing up for ATP Finals after 'positive' outing in Paris

Reuters  |  Posted Nov 7th - 10:48pm

Rafael Nadal says the Paris Masters has been a "positive tournament" for him despite Saturday's semi-final defeat to Alexander Zverev, and hopes it will help him in his bid for a maiden ATP Finals title this month.
Nadal survives Lopez scare in Paris to claim 1,000th win

Nadal survives Lopez scare in Paris to claim 1,000th win

Reuters  |  Posted Nov 4th - 2:23pm

Top seed Rafa Nadal was handed an opening night fright by his good friend Feliciano Lopez at the Paris Masters on Wednesday, but rallied to beat his fellow Spaniard 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4 and claim his 1,000th ATP Tour win.
Tennis: Former U.S. Open winner Cilic still striving to reach peak

Tennis: Former U.S. Open winner Cilic still striving to reach peak

Reuters  |  Posted Nov 2nd - 11:10pm

Marin Cilic has won a Grand Slam and reached a career-high ranking of third but the 32-year-old Croatian feels he is still striving to play his best tennis even after spending 16 years on the professional tennis circuit.
Top two seeds Djokovic, Thiem ousted in Vienna Open quarters

Top two seeds Djokovic, Thiem ousted in Vienna Open quarters

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 30th - 1:38pm

World number one Novak Djokovic and U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem crashed out of the Vienna Open in the quarter-finals on Friday, with both top seeds beaten in straight sets by Lorenzo Sonego and Andrey Rublev respectively.
French Open champ Swiatek rises to 17th; Djokovic, Nadal 1-2

French Open champ Swiatek rises to 17th; Djokovic, Nadal 1-2

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 7:46am

French Open champion Iga Swiatek joined the Top 20 for the first time Monday by rising 37 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-best No. 17.
Swiatek won't rest on laurels after French Open triumph, says coach

Swiatek won't rest on laurels after French Open triumph, says coach

Joanna Plucinska, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 12th - 5:41am

Even in the glow of a champagne performance in Paris, Poland's newly-crowned French Open champion Iga Swiatek stuck to still water as she celebrated a maiden Grand Slam success and offered a glimpse of a new era in women's tennis.
Perfect in Paris: Nadal overwhelms Djokovic to tie Federer with 20th Grand Slam

Perfect in Paris: Nadal overwhelms Djokovic to tie Federer with 20th Grand Slam

Howard Fendrich and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 11th - 2:17pm

All the years of work, all the many wins, led to this moment, with Rafael Nadal preparing to serve against Novak Djokovic, one point from a 13th French Open championship, one point from a 20th Grand Slam trophy to tie Roger Federer's record for men.
Phenomenal Nadal played perfect match, says Djokovic

Phenomenal Nadal played perfect match, says Djokovic

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 11th - 11:56am

Novak Djokovic was under no illusions about the Herculean effort it would take to beat Rafa Nadal in Sunday's French Open final but even he was surprised by the level of perfection the Spaniard reached to win a 13th title on the Paris clay.
Quarantined in New York, Mladenovic wins doubles in Paris

Quarantined in New York, Mladenovic wins doubles in Paris

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 7:38am

Unlike in New York, at the U.S. Open where she was placed in quarantine and forced out of the women's doubles tournament after playing cards with a coronavirus-infected player, Kristina Mladenovic came up trumps in doubles at the French Open.
Babos and Mladenovic enjoy sweet revenge after U.S. Open drama

Babos and Mladenovic enjoy sweet revenge after U.S. Open drama

Julien Pretot, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 11th - 6:19am

Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic enjoyed some sweet revenge following their U.S. Open heartbreak as they retained their French Open doubles title to claim their fourth Grand Slam as a pair on Sunday.
Krawietz and Mies retain French Open doubles title

Krawietz and Mies retain French Open doubles title

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 10th - 12:50pm

German duo Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies retained their French Open doubles crown as they beat Croatian Mate Pavic and Brazilian Bruno Soares 6-3 7-5 on Saturday
Teenager Swiatek dazzles in Paris to claim first Grand Slam title

Teenager Swiatek dazzles in Paris to claim first Grand Slam title

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 10th - 11:07am

Securing a first Grand Slam title is supposed to be an arduous undertaking but 19-year-old Iga Swiatek crowned an extraordinary fortnight to win the French Open in a blaze of winners on Saturday, crushing Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1.
Nadal must scale Djokovic wall to reach Federer record

Nadal must scale Djokovic wall to reach Federer record

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 10th - 6:52am

Novak Djokovic faces claycourt king Rafael Nadal in a dream French Open final on Sunday with more at stake for the world's two top-ranked players than another Grand Slam title.
Djokovic senses opportunity against Nadal

Djokovic senses opportunity against Nadal

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 9th - 5:35pm

Novak Djokovic has suffered more than his fair share of heartache against Rafael Nadal at the French Open but Sunday's final offers him a chance to dethrone the claycourt king.
I should have trusted my instincts earlier, says beaten Tsitsipas

I should have trusted my instincts earlier, says beaten Tsitsipas

Julien Pretot, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 9th - 4:55pm

Stefanos Tsitsipas said he regretted not playing his usual instinctive game earlier in his 6-3 6-2 5-7 4-6 6-1 semi-final defeat against world number one Novak Djokovic at the French Open on Friday.
Djokovic resists gallant Tsitsipas to set up Nadal final

Djokovic resists gallant Tsitsipas to set up Nadal final

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 9th - 3:38pm

Top seed Novak Djokovic resisted a valiant and inspired fightback from Stefanos Tsitsipas to set up a French Open final showdown with old rival Rafa Nadal on Friday, winning a near four-hour battle 6-3 6-2 5-7 4-6 6-1.
No. 1 Djokovic escapes in 5, will face No. 2 Nadal in final

No. 1 Djokovic escapes in 5, will face No. 2 Nadal in final

Howard Fendrich and Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 9th - 3:33pm

Novak Djokovic seemed well on his way to yet another ho-hum victory, yet another French Open final, yet another matchup against rival Rafael Nadal. And then, suddenly, what had been a gallop became a grind.
Nadal reaches Paris final again to edge closer to 20th Grand Slam title

Nadal reaches Paris final again to edge closer to 20th Grand Slam title

Julien Pretot, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 9th - 3:14pm

Rafael Nadal showed no sign of relinquishing his French Open crown as he suffocated Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-3 7-6(0) on Friday to set up a much-anticipated final with Novak Djokovic.
Beating 'Big Three' at slams tougher, says Schwartzman

Beating 'Big Three' at slams tougher, says Schwartzman

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 9th - 12:56pm

Defeating the 'Big Three' of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in Grand Slams is far more difficult than facing them in three-set matches, Argentine Diego Schwartzman said after he lost in the French Open semi-finals on Friday.
Teenager Swiatek's handling of pressure key in Paris final

Teenager Swiatek's handling of pressure key in Paris final

Julien Pretot, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 9th - 9:30am

Recent history in women's Grand Slam finals suggest that Iga Swiatek's lack of experience might not be a problem when she takes on Sofia Kenin in the French Open final, yet Roland Garros can be tough on the youngsters.
Djokovic eyes 27th Grand Slam final, Tsitsipas and injuries block path

Djokovic eyes 27th Grand Slam final, Tsitsipas and injuries block path

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 8th - 1:41pm

Novak Djokovic will be favourite to reach his 27th Grand Slam final when he faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open semis on Friday but what had been a smooth path through the draw has suddenly got a little rocky.
Chance for Nadal to avenge Rome defeat against Schwartzman

Chance for Nadal to avenge Rome defeat against Schwartzman

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 8th - 1:35pm

Rafa Nadal gets the opportunity to avenge his only defeat in 10 meetings with Diego Schwartzman, which he suffered a little over two weeks ago, when Spain's 12-time French Open winner faces the Argentine in the semi-finals at Roland Garros on Friday.
Kenin solves claycourt puzzle as French title looms into view

Kenin solves claycourt puzzle as French title looms into view

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 8th - 12:52pm

When Sofia Kenin was double-bageled three weeks ago by Victoria Azarenka in her only claycourt match in the build-up to the French Open her prospects looked as gloomy as the weather at Roland Garros this past fortnight.
Kenin, 21, will face unseeded Swiatek, 19, in French final

Kenin, 21, will face unseeded Swiatek, 19, in French final

Howard Fendrich and Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 8th - 12:37pm

Sofia Kenin entered 2020 with an 11-11 record in Grand Slam action. She never had made the quarterfinals at any clay-court tournament until this trip to Roland Garros — and lost her only tuneup match on the surface 6-0, 6-0 last month.
Kvitova focuses on the positive after French semi-final loss

Kvitova focuses on the positive after French semi-final loss

Julien Pretot, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 8th - 12:36pm

Petra Kvitova leaned more towards celebrating her return to the French Open last four after eight years than ruing her missed chances against Sofia Kenin in a 6-4 7-5 loss on Thursday.
Crafty Kenin tames Kvitova to reach French Open final

Crafty Kenin tames Kvitova to reach French Open final

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 8th - 12:09pm

American Sofia Kenin's amazing year continued as the fourth seed outmanoeuvred big-hitting Czech Petra Kvitova 6-4 7-5 to reach her first French Open final on Thursday.
Swiatek puts studies on the back burner to focus on tennis

Swiatek puts studies on the back burner to focus on tennis

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 8th - 11:41am

Polish teenager Iga Swiatek decided to put off going to university for two years in order to try to make it in tennis - a decision which was richly rewarded on Thursday when she reached the French Open final.
Swiatek powers past Podoroska to reach first Grand Slam final

Swiatek powers past Podoroska to reach first Grand Slam final

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 8th - 10:41am

Polish teenager Iga Swiatek became the youngest player to reach the French Open women's final in 19 years, continuing her bulldozing run at Roland Garros with a 6-2 6-1 dismantling of Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska on Thursday.
Holders Krawietz and Mies reach men's doubles final

Holders Krawietz and Mies reach men's doubles final

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 8th - 9:36am

Defending champions Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies reached the French Open men's doubles final as the German duo beat Dutch/Croatian team Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic on Thursday.
Carreno Busta accuses Djokovic of feigning injury concerns

Carreno Busta accuses Djokovic of feigning injury concerns

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 8th - 3:50am

Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta accused Novak Djokovic of gamesmanship during their French Open quarter-final on Wednesday as he felt the world number one Serb did not have any genuine health issues despite appearing to battle injury problems.
Djokovic's body acts up at French Open; faces Tsitsipas next

Djokovic's body acts up at French Open; faces Tsitsipas next

Howard Fendrich and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 7th - 3:07pm

The first obvious sign of trouble for Novak Djokovic came when he stepped out into Court Philippe Chatrier with a rather large square of beige athletic tape on the back of his neck.
Djokovic survives scare to beat Carreno Busta

Djokovic survives scare to beat Carreno Busta

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 7th - 3:04pm

World number one Novak Djokovic reached his 10th French Open semi-final but suffered an injury scare before beating Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-4 on Wednesday.
Coaching is a family affair for Tsitsipas at Roland Garros

Coaching is a family affair for Tsitsipas at Roland Garros

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 7th - 1:38pm

Stefanos Tsitsipas is coached by his father Apostolos but having his mother, who is also knowledgeable about tennis, around at the French Open has sometimes proved to be an overdose of information for the fifth-seeded Greek.
Tsitsipas recovers from slow start against Rublev to reach semis

Tsitsipas recovers from slow start against Rublev to reach semis

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 7th - 11:31am

Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the second Grand Slam semi-final of his career on Wednesday, raising his game after a slow start to defeat Russian Andrey Rublev 7-5 6-2 6-3 at the French Open.
Nadal learned from Rome defeat by Schwartzman, says Moya

Nadal learned from Rome defeat by Schwartzman, says Moya

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 7th - 9:39am

Rafa Nadal will be a tougher proposition for Diego Schwartzman than he was in Rome last month when they meet in the French Open semi-finals on Thursday, says Nadal's coach Carlos Moya.
Czech Kvitova powers past Siegemund to make second French Open semis

Czech Kvitova powers past Siegemund to make second French Open semis

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 7th - 6:37am

Czech seventh seed Petra Kvitova put in a powerful display to breeze past unseeded German Laura Siegemund 6-3 6-3 on Wednesday to reach her second semi-final at the French Open after a gap of eight years.
Schwartzman grinds down Thiem in five-hour battle to reach semis

Schwartzman grinds down Thiem in five-hour battle to reach semis

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 6th - 6:27pm

Argentina's Diego Schwartzman outlasted Dominic Thiem in a brutal claycourt war of attrition to prevail 7-6(1) 5-7 6-7(6) 7-6(5) 6-2 and reach his first Grand Slam semi-final at the French Open on Tuesday. Schwartzman had never beaten a top-five player at a Grand Slam and had lost his three previous quarter-finals, including one at the French, but the 28-year-old was relentless in his pursuit of victory in a gripping duel. Both players appeared to be running on empty at times as they slugged out long rallies from the baseline for five hours and eight minutes on a windy Court Philippe Chatrier, but it was Schwartzman who survived to set up a clash with Rafa Nadal. "Dominic is one of the best players in the world right now," Schwartzman said afterwards on court. "We are friends and I have a lot of respect for him. But this match was important for me. This was the third five-setter I've played here and this is the first one I've won. "I think tonight I deserved it." It was a long and winding road though. Schwartzman was close to losing the opening set when he slipped 0-30 down at 5-6 but reeled off nine straight points on his way to taking the set. The diminutive Argentine saved break points in an energy-sapping 15-minute game at 4-4 in the second set, but Thiem pounded away and broke at 5-5 before levelling the match. Schwartzman led 5-3 in the third set but was broken to love and then had a set point in the following game that went begging. A majestic drop shot at 5-4 in the tiebreak helped third seed Thiem move two sets to one ahead. When Schwartzman saw three more set points disappear at 5-4 in the fourth, the last after a sensational running forehand winner by Thiem, it appeared he would again fall short. But the 12th seed showed incredible resilience to come back from 3-1 down in the tiebreak and drag it into a final set. Schwartzman looked the fresher player in the decider and Thiem, who was bidding to reach a fifth successive French Open semi-final, began to look ragged as he dropped serve to love in the sixth game with a netted backhand. ROCK SOLID After so many momentum shifts in a gruelling contest featuring 19 breaks of serve, a Thiem comeback was still on the cards but Schwartzman was rock solid in the closing straight, sealing arguably the biggest win of his career when Thiem dumped a weary-looking dropshot into the net. He will have to recover quickly as 12-times French Open champion Nadal awaits in the semi-final after he overcame dangerous Italian teenager Jannik Sinner. "When it's five sets, you have to have the fuel tank full," Schwartzman, the 10th Argentine to reach the men's singles semi-final at the claycourt Slam, said. "I was perfect today. I think after two days (rest) I'm going to be perfect in the semi-final." He will go into that clash with confidence too, having beaten the Spaniard on his way to the final of the Rome Masters in the build-up to Roland Garros. (Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis and Richard Pullin)
'Both gave everything': Schwartzman tops Thiem; Nadal next

'Both gave everything': Schwartzman tops Thiem; Nadal next

Howard Fendrich and Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 6th - 5:48pm

Diego Schwartzman played through the wind and rain, and into the dark of night, against Dominic Thiem at the French Open, contesting a total of 376 points spread out across five sets and 5 hours, 8 minutes, knowing all the while he'd never won a match of this magnitude.
Polish teenager Swiatek powers into French Open semis

Polish teenager Swiatek powers into French Open semis

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 6th - 4:14pm

Polish teenager Iga Swiatek recovered from a nervy start to outclass Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan 6-3 6-1 and move into the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday.
Djokovic out to tame U.S. Open demons in Carreno Busta rematch

Djokovic out to tame U.S. Open demons in Carreno Busta rematch

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 6th - 3:07pm

The last time Novak Djokovic and Pablo Carreno Busta shared a court -- in the fourth round of U.S. Open last month -- the outcome sent shockwaves around the tennis world.
French prosecutors open French Open match-fixing investigation

French prosecutors open French Open match-fixing investigation

Julien Pretot, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 6th - 9:40am

French prosecutors on Tuesday said they had opened an investigation into alleged match-fixing in a women's doubles match at the French Open.
Coach? Motivator? Kenin's dad moves, Paris match changes

Coach? Motivator? Kenin's dad moves, Paris match changes

Howard Fendrich and Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 5th - 4:16pm

After Sofia Kenin dropped the opening set in the French Open’s fourth round Monday, her father, Alexander, who is also her coach, switched seats in the stands, plopping himself down right next to her opponent’s coach.
Kvitova gets emotional after return to French Open quarters

Kvitova gets emotional after return to French Open quarters

Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 5th - 1:58pm

Petra Kvitova owns two Wimbledon titles, so making it to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 13th time should not necessarily feel like a big deal to her.
The body clock of France thrown off-kilter by autumn tennis

The body clock of France thrown off-kilter by autumn tennis

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 5th - 10:03am

Practically alone with a buffet of tennis to gorge on at the pandemic-skewered French Open like no other, Christophe Bailly glanced at his watch and reluctantly realized that not only was it past bedtime for his 9-year-old but that the reception from his wife would be frosty if he didn't get their son home ... Darn! It's already past 9?
Years after anorexia, hiatus, Italian reaches French Open QF

Years after anorexia, hiatus, Italian reaches French Open QF

Howard Fendrich and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 4th - 1:41pm

Martina Trevisan has been doing video chats from her hotel room with her mental coach every day along the way to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, a run the 159th-ranked qualifier acknowledges is “a little” shocking, just not as much to her as to everyone else.
Djokovic leads been-there-done-that crew at wild French Open

Djokovic leads been-there-done-that crew at wild French Open

Howard Fendrich and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 3rd - 3:59pm

Surprising results and “Who is that?” stories abound as this one-of-these-is-not-like-the-others French Open heads to the fourth round — with the wild-card entry, the pair of qualifiers and the group of men and women who keep advancing in their tournament debuts.
If at 1st, or 14th, you don't succeed: Zhang's Slam history

If at 1st, or 14th, you don't succeed: Zhang's Slam history

John Leicester and Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 2:06pm

For eight long years, Zhang Shuai and Grand Slam tennis simply weren’t friends.
'Are you Sebastian’s father?' Korda, 20, takes on idol Nadal

'Are you Sebastian’s father?' Korda, 20, takes on idol Nadal

Howard Fendrich and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 2nd - 5:21pm

Sebastian Korda was 9, heart set on a hockey career, when he went with his father, Petr, to the 2009 U.S. Open. By then, Petr — 1998 Australian Open champion, 1992 French Open finalist — had retired as a competitor and turned to coaching.
Does Djokovic's next foe have hope? 'I was wondering that'

Does Djokovic's next foe have hope? 'I was wondering that'

Howard Fendrich and Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 1st - 2:03pm

At the mere mention of Novak Djokovic’s name, at the mere thought of sharing a court with a 17-time Grand Slam champion and the French Open’s No. 1-seeded man, Daniel Elahi Galan broke into a wide smile Thursday.
'17 French Open champ Ostapenko wants more; Shapovalov upset

'17 French Open champ Ostapenko wants more; Shapovalov upset

Howard Fendrich and Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 1st - 11:56am

After Jelena Ostapenko eliminated No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova at the French Open on Thursday, the conversation quickly turned to 2017.
'Bad timing and bad luck': Injured Serena out of French Open

'Bad timing and bad luck': Injured Serena out of French Open

John Leicester, Howard Fendrich and Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 30th - 12:29pm

Serena Williams laughed at her own jokes and sounded an upbeat tone — or one as positive, at least, as could be expected from a player whose latest bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title ended because of injury, as did her season, probably.
Ball-maker hoping Nadal wins in Paris to prove himself wrong

Ball-maker hoping Nadal wins in Paris to prove himself wrong

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 30th - 10:20am

Less than half a gram, or half the weight of a dollar bill.