Archive for May, 2011

Day 10 Men’s Notes

2011 ROLAND GARROS DAY 10 | MEN’S NOTES (via ITF)
Tuesday 31 May | Quarterfinals – Bottom Half

Featured match
No. 3 Roger Federer (SUI) v No. 9 Gael Monfils (FRA)

A 3rd meeting at Roland Garros for the 2 players. Federer is unbeaten on clay against Monfils, but the Frenchman won their most recent meeting after saving 5 match points in the semifinals at 2010 Paris-1000.

Monfils is the last Frenchman left from the 21 to start in the main draw. This was also the case when the 2 players met at 2008-09 Roland Garros.

Federer has met Monfils in the 2nd week at Roland Garros twice before. Both times he has gone on to reach the final here. In 2008, he finished as runner-up (l. Rafael Nadal), while in 2009 he went on to win his first – and only – title at Roland Garros (d. Robin Soderling).

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Day 6 Men’s Notes

2011 ROLAND GARROS DAY 6 | MEN’S NOTES (via ITF)
Friday 27 May | 3rd Round – Bottom Half

Featured matches
No. 2 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v No. 25 Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
No. 3 Roger Federer (SUI) v No. 29 Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
No. 7 David Ferrer (ESP) v No. 31 Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
No. 9 Gael Monfils (FRA) v (Q) Steve Darcis (BEL)
No. 12 Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) v Albert Montanes (ESP)
No. 13 Richard Gasquet (FRA) v No. 23 Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
No. 14 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) No. 17 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
No. 30 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) v Fabio Fognini (ITA)

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Day 3 Men’s Notes

2011 ROLAND GARROS DAY | 3 MEN’S NOTES (via ITF)
Tuesday 24 May | 1st Round – Top Half

Featured matches
No. 1 Rafael Nadal (ESP) v John Isner (USA)
No. 4 Andy Murray (GBR) v (Q) Eric Prodon (FRA)
No. 5 Robin Soderling (SWE) v Benjamin Becker (GER)
No. 8 Jurgen Melzer (AUT) v (LL) Andreas Beck (GER)
No. 11 Nicolas Almagro (ESP) v (Q) Lukasz Kubot (POL)
No. 16 Fernando Verdasco (ESP) v Juan Monaco (ARG)
No. 18 Gilles Simon (FRA) v Michael Russell (USA)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
(WC) Arnaud Clement (FRA) v Filippo Volandri (ITA)

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French Open Preview

In 1968, the first Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era was held at Roland Garros. This year’s event is the 44th French Open and the 173rd Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era.

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