Rafael Nadal shows his emotions as he hugs the Musketeers’ Cup  following the men’s singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austriaon Sunday in Paris. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

The tears were new but otherwise things were as they always seem to be in Paris. Rafael Nadal duly collected his 11th French Open title here on Sunday(...)

Novak Djokovic congratulates Marco Cecchinato on victory in their men’s singles quarter finals match during day ten of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Marco Cecchinato, a man who has lived under the cloud of match-fixing allegations for two years, emerged into the sunshine here on Tuesday when he pro(...)

Romania’s Simona Halep returns the ball to Alison Riske  during their women’s singles first-round match at the Franch Open. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

Top seed Simona Halep recovered from a slow start to reach the second round of the French Open. The Romanian, a two-time runner-up at Roland Garros, (...)

Australia’s  Nick Kyrgios has been forced to withdraw from the French Open with an elbow injury. Photograph:  Julian Smith/EPA

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the French Open after failing to shake off a persistent elbow injury that has troubled him in the past few 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(...)

Andy Murray of hits a backhand during the first round match against Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia on day three of the 2017 French Open at Roland Garros. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The last time Andy Murray stepped on to Court Philippe Chatrier, he had to bow to the excellence of Novak Djokovic in the final that lifted the Serb t(...)

Petra Kvitova made a triumphant return in the French Open first round. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty

Angelique Kerber became the first women’s top seed in the Open era to lose in the opening round of the French Open on Sunday. The German has been bad(...)

 Andy Murray composes himself during the men’s final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Andy Murray might be the only player left standing between Novak Djokovic and the next stage of his seemingly unstoppable ascent to new levels of grea(...)

Andy Murray  reacts during his men’s  semi-final match against Stan Wawrinka at the  French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

If Andy Murray can reproduce in the final against Novak Djokovic on Sunday the precision and patience with which he ground down the defending champion(...)

 Novak Djokovic  in action against Dominic Thiem  during their men’s  semi-final  at the French Open  at Roland Garros. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

It may not be an obsession, but the dream for Novak Djokovic of winning the French Open, and with it securing a full set of grand slam titles, is just(...)

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