French Open 2013

Federer Loses, Tennis Still Wins

The Wall Street Journal (6/5/2013)
PARIS—The unthinkable happened at the French Open Tuesday. Roger Federer lost early in the second week—and still, tennis won. Read more...


When Epics Become Ordinary

The Wall Street Journal (6/4/2013)
PARIS—At every Grand Slam these days, it will happen. Two players will settle in, swing freely, and hit winners for hours and hours. They will do absurd things, like uncoil a full stroke on a volley when a simple punch would do, or throw up a lob 20 feet in the air and watch it land on the line. Men’s tennis has become a sport where “epics” are almost ordinary, and it doesn’t even take the top four players to pull one off. It can happen anywhere. Read more...


What's Wrong With Rafael Nadal?

The Wall Street Journal (6/3/2013)
PARIS—For Rafael Nadal, Paris has been the pits. Read more...


American Women Continue French Open Run

The Wall Street Journal (6/1/2013)
PARIS—The French Open has a week to go, but America has already won. Read more...


French Open Scheduling Is Making Nadal Grumpy

The Wall Street Journal (6/1/2013)
PARIS—The daily schedule of a Grand Slam is a delicate thing. On Thursday, French Open officials had to spread out 63 matches over 16 courts. Each court must be balanced: There can't be one with all men's singles matches, or one with all women's singles matches. The biggest names need to play on the biggest courts. Television broadcasters must be taken into account. And then there's the weather.
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One Kid's Personal Tennis Academy

The Wall Street Journal (5/30/2013)
Guy and Ann Neff didn't want to send their 12-year-old son Adam away to a tennis academy. So they built one in their backyard. Read more...


La Monf at Home

The Wall Street Journal (5/30/2013)
PARIS—He probably won't be the first Frenchman to win a Grand Slam title since Yannick Noah won here 30 years ago. He might not even reach the second week. Really, Gaël Monfils—the man who plays tennis at breakneck speed—is liable to go kaput at any moment, against any opponent. Read more...


At the French Open, Jack Sock Is Having a Fiesta

The Wall Street Journal (5/29/2013)
PARIS—He came to Paris with little experience on red clay, no experience at the French Open and a Chipotle addiction so strong that he has no interest in fine French cuisine. He is Jack Sock, a thoroughly American tennis talent who, against long odds, fits right in at Roland Garros, where he won for the first time in his career Tuesday. Read more...


Nadal Advances in Paris, U.S. Women Shine

The Wall Street Journal (5/28/2013)
PARIS—Another day at the French Open, another first for seven-time champion Rafael Nadal—except this isn't one he'll remember fondly. Read more...


The Hardest Working Man in Tennis

The Wall Street Journal (5/26/2013)
PARIS—Pablo Carreno Busta lost to Roger Federer in the first round of the French Open on Sunday, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. Which means this 21-year-old Spaniard won’t be playing tennis for a few days. Which means he might just lose his mind. Read more…


Return of the French Resistance

The Wall Street Journal (5/23/2013)
The general consensus about this year's French Open is that the moment Roland Garros swings open its gates Sunday, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams will begin a slow and inevitable procession to the men's and women's titles. Read more…


Rafael Nadal’s Bizarre Quest

The Wall Street Journal (5/13/2013)
Keep up the hard work, Rafael Nadal, and maybe one day you'll be the fourth seed at the French Open.. Read more…