Roland Garros

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Rafael Nadal reacts to a shot   against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman during his victory in the   men’s singles quarter-final  at  Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP via Getty Images

It was uncomfortable and it cost him his run of winning 36 sets in succession at the French Open, but Rafael Nadal has lived up to his half of the dea(...)

Roger Federer returns the ball to Marin Cilic during their men’s singles second round match at the French Open, Photo:  Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images

Roger Federer admitted he felt like the new guy on tour after losing his cool during a second-round win against Marin Cilic at the French Open in a ro(...)

Naomi Osaka was made to work hard by Patricia Maria Tig in her first French Open match.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty

To the pleasure and displeasure of many, depending on who you ask, Naomi Osaka has made her choice. She has resolved to speak only with her tennis rac(...)

Sky Sports Golf presenter, Sarah Stirk, during the third round of the Trophee du Hassan II at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

Fate has a way of tossing you a curve ball and, for Sarah Stirk, who’d grown up dreaming of life as a professional tennis player, an injury in her lat(...)

Pádraig Harrington and his caddie Ronan Flood  move a tree branch out of the way to get to his ball at the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at  Galgorm Castle. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

You might have seen Pádraig Harrington and his caddie Ronan Flood apply Rule 15.1 of the Rules of Golf on the par-5 10th hole during his opening round(...)

Up to 60 per cent of the usual capacity will be allowed inside Roland Garros for this year’s postponed French Open. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty

Up to 60 per cent of the usual capacity will be allowed inside the Roland Garros grounds for the 2020 edition of the French Open amid the Covid-19 cri(...)

Britain's Andy Murray thumbs up as he plays Slovakia's Martin Klizan during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

If Andy Murray is to reach the French Open final for the second year in a row, confounding critics who say he will not make it out of the first week, (...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Netherlands’ Robin Haase during their  match at the French Open at  Roland Garros. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty

Of the many qualities great athletes share, ruthlessness is among the most apparent. When Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round(...)

 Spain’s Rafael Nadal with Novak Djokovic before last year’s French Open final at Roland Garros. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty

As most had hoped and everybody had expected, there was no altering the collision course. Rafael Nadal, the nine-time French Open champion, will inde(...)

Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic are set to meet each other in the French Open quarter-finals. Photograph: Reuters

The good news for Rafael Nadal is that his clay court game and his waning spirit have been restored to nearly full working order. The bad news is tha(...)

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