Offbeat Tennis - Roland-Garros (J / H): One last one hundred percent French!
Opinion: Naomi Osaka's shocking French Open withdrawal offers lessons for all involved
Naomi Osaka's well-being is more important than any tennis match, but the way this has played out has done no favors for anyone involved. Osaka, after winning the last two Grand Slam events, won’t get a chance to make it three in a row and prove herself on clay, where she’s apparently had a crisis of confidence this year. The French Open will surely come off to many as insensitive for going to such great lengths to enforce its rules. And fans across the world who like watching Osaka play tennis won’t get the opportunity to do so on one of the sport’s biggest stages.
For the first time, the semi-finals of the junior tournament at the boys will put four French players. Arthur Son, Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard, Sean Cuenin and Lucas Van Assche make up this last historic square.
Great first for French tennis. While the big ones have still touched the background door of Auteuil, where none of our representatives have reached the third round - which was no longer arrived since 1968 - the succession, she is doing we do not can better. Five years after the success of Geoffrey Blancaneaux, in 2016, a Frenchman is even sure to win the junior event at boys. For the first time in the history Porte d'Auteuil, the last square is indeed fully composed of tricolor. A feat that our tennis, yet to the most bad, owes four young men, four heroes: Arthur son (16), Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard (16), Sean Cuenin (17 years old) and Lucas Van Assche (17 years old ) . France had already placed three of its young people in the semi-finals, at the Australian Open 2020 won by Harold Mayot, but four, never again. Qualified for the quarterfinals, son, mpetschi perrricard, cuenin and van assche knew how to presenting himself on the short Thursday that they were more than a walk to write a superb page of the history of the category and To redore the colors of this la paulic French tennis. The opportunity was too beautiful to let her pass.
Serena Williams says she feels for Naomi Osaka, also gets post-match press conference anxiety
Following Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the French Open, Serena Williams said she has experienced the same type of anxiety.“The only thing I feel is that I feel for Naomi. I feel like I wish I could give her a hug because I know what it’s like," Williams said.
threads and mpetschi perrricard in the semi-finals of double too!
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Blue square!- fft (@fftennis) , Sean Cuenin and Luca Van Assche are in half ???????? thread first sprayed (6-2, 6-3) Spanish rincon, thus showing the example to His partner of Double Mpetschi Perricard, which followed him the step by correcting in his turn (6-2, 6-1) his adversary of the day Ukrainian Bielinskyi. Cuenin then created the sensation (6-4, 7-5) facing the number 1 series The Chinese Juncheng, before Van Assche comes to complete the Square d'A by removing from its road (7-6, 6 -4) The Spaniard Merida Aguilar. In the first French-French semifinal, Mpetschi Perricard will be opposed Friday on the short 14 to his friendly friend. The two boys are also always in double running. In second rotation on the 13th, Cuenin will face Van Assche. each time to validate a ticket for this final one hundred percent French. We think you dream. This is a reality.
French Open 2021: Novak Djokovic fends off Matteo Berrettini, will face Rafael Nadal in semifinals .
Wednesday is the final day of quarterfinals at the French Open, where four men and four women are vying for the final two spots in their semifinals. Djokovic was Djokovic on Wednesday, which means he's through to the French Open semifinals. Despite a start that looked slow for Berrettini, both players were extremely competitive throughout the match. Berrettini has sizzling speed on both his first and second serves, and made bold choices to try and beat the seemingly unbeatable Djokovic. 'The quality of tennis is phenomenal!' ????Novak Djokovic takes the opening set against Matteo Berrettini.