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French Open 2015: Schedule, Players to Watch and More for Grand Slam

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2473617-french-open-2015-schedule-players-to-watch-and-more-for-grand-slam
Something has to give at the 2015 French Open.
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are both ranked No. 1 in the world, but Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova have been dominant forces at Roland Garros. The world’s top-ranked players must find a way to overcome the defending champions if they [...]

French Open 2015: Analyzing Rafael Nadal’s Draw

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2472946-french-open-2015-analyzing-rafael-nadals-draw

Arduous. There’s no other way to describe Rafael Nadal’s French Open draw.
To lift his 10th crown in Paris, the King of Clay will be tested like never before. The question is whether the familiar surroundings of Court Philippe Chatrier can still imbue him with his old magic. 
It’s odd to [...]

French Open 2015 Draw: Tournament Schedule, Analyzing Stars with Toughest Roads

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2473178-french-open-2015-draw-tournament-schedule-analyzing-stars-with-toughest-roads
The 2015 French Open kicks off on Sunday. The draws for season’s second major are now set and, as always, some players should be more happy about the road that lies ahead than others. It’s a factor that’s often overlooked when it comes to determining a Grand Slam champion.
Winning [...]

French Open 2015 Schedule: Full Draw, Odds and Reaction from Roland Garros

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2473193-french-open-2015-schedule-full-draw-odds-and-reaction-from-roland-garros
The Roland Garros clay provides the backdrop for one of the most enthralling competitions in sport, as the world’s finest tennis player head to Paris for the French Open.
Rafael Nadal is the defending champion in the men’s draw, and it looks as though he’ll face a tough task if [...]

French Open 2015 Draw: Complete Seedings and Bracket Analysis

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2472951-french-open-2015-draw-complete-seedings-and-bracket-analysis
The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived: The French Open draw is out, and the countdown to play on Sunday has begun.
This year, there are bigger storylines than ever taking place in the men’s and women’s fields. Can Rafael Nadal overcome the nerves and subpar play [...]

French Open 2015: Top Stars and Storylines to Follow at Roland Garros

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2472134-french-open-2015-top-stars-and-storylines-to-follow-at-roland-garros
The usual faces headline the 2015 French Open, which commences this Sunday at Roland Garros.
Heading into the year’s second major, all eyes will lock on to tennis’ A-list superstars. Rafael Nadal will look to continue his tournament dominance, but Novak Djokovic is primed to halt, or at least pause, [...]

French Open 2015: Sleepers Capable of Deep Runs at Roland Garros

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2472186-french-open-2015-sleepers-capable-of-deep-runs-at-roland-garros
While the top names are certain to remain top contenders at the 2015 French Open, never count out the possibility of some major surprises at the second Grand Slam of the year.
Rafael Nadal has dominated the past decade at Roland Garros on the men’s side while Serena Williams is [...]

French Open 2015 Draw Results: Full List of Seedings and Brackets

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2472914-french-open-2015-draw-results-full-list-of-seedings-and-brackets
Defending French Open champion Rafael Nadal is on a collision course to face world No.1 Novak Djokovic in this year’s quarter-finals, as announced during Friday’s draw.
Seeded sixth heading into the tournament he has dominated since 2004—winning nine out of 10 available titles—Nadal begins his quest against local youngster Quentin Halys. He [...]

French Open 2015: Top Storylines to Follow at Roland Garros

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2466749-french-open-2015-top-storylines-to-follow-at-roland-garros
Although the 2015 French Open will have all the usual players, pre-tournament plot twists have created some dramatic storylines.
Novak Djokovic hopes to win his first French Open title. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal seeks his 10th. Those two storylines have been volleyed about so much they’ve almost become cliche.
However, that’s what [...]

French Open 2015 Draw: How to Catch Reveal of Roland Garros Field

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2471840-french-open-2015-draw-how-to-catch-reveal-of-roland-garros-field
To say the 2015 French Open field will be wide open in terms of contending for the trophy would be putting it lightly.
For the first time in over a decade, nine-time champion Rafael Nadal—who has won each of the last five French Opens—looks far from his usual best entering [...]

French Open 2015: Analyzing Key Storylines Entering Roland Garros

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2470908-french-open-2015-analyzing-key-storylines-entering-roland-garros
The clay courts of Roland Garros have been tended to, and the start of the 2015 French Open is just days away as the top stars in tennis gear up for a two-week run at the sport’s lone clay Grand Slam.  
Although the draw doesn’t come out until Friday [...]

French Open 2015 Draw: Date, Time, Live Stream Info and More

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2470418-french-open-2015-draw-date-time-live-stream-info-and-more
With qualifying for the year’s second Grand Slam already in progress, the 2015 French Open will finally start to take shape with Friday’s release of the men’s and women’s singles draw.
In a seismic change from recent years at Roland Garros, the nine-time champion and winner of the last five [...]

French Open 2015: Dates, Draw Info, Latest Odds, Betting Tips and Predictions

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2469279-french-open-2015-dates-draw-info-latest-odds-betting-tips-and-predictions
The French Open 2015 threatens to be one of the most fascinating in recent memory, and the men’s singles competition, in particular, has the potential to crown a new champion at Roland Garros.
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal’s form has seen the Spaniard’s world ranking drop to No. 7, and he [...]

French Open Tennis 2015: Predictions and Early Title Favorites

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2470453-french-open-tennis-2015-predictions-and-early-title-favorites
The 2015 French Open draw is still pending, but there have already been themes this clay-court season that project possible outcomes. The favorites at Roland Garros are competing at the dawn of a transitional era, when new challengers take on stars like Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.
The following slides [...]

French Open 2015: Top Storylines to Follow Heading into Roland Garros

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2468467-french-open-2015-top-storylines-to-follow-heading-into-roland-garros
The uniqueness of the French Open always keeps things interesting, although the 2015 tournament might be the most exciting one in years.
With a clay surface that makes strategy and playing style much different from most other events on the tennis calendar, there are plenty of surprising results throughout the [...]

The Biggest Takeaways from the 2015 Italian Open for Roland Garros

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2468680-the-biggest-takeaways-from-the-2015-italian-open-for-roland-garros
The final week of competitive action for most before the 2015 French Open is over, as Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova reigned supreme in the eternal city of Rome once again.
It was certainly a chaotic and eventful week in the Italian capital, with testing three-setters and big-name withdrawals.
The Serbian [...]

Bob Hewitt Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Rape: Latest Details and Reaction

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2468509-bob-hewitt-sentenced-to-6-years-in-prison-for-rape-latest-details-and-reaction
Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in a South African prison Monday after being convicted on charges of sexual assault and rape.
According to an Associated Press report (via ESPN.com), Hewitt was given an eight-year jail sentence with two years suspended. The 75-year-old former doubles star [...]

French Open 2015: Early Odds and Predictions for Roland Garros Tournament

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2467909-french-open-2015-early-odds-and-predictions-for-roland-garros-tournament
This season in clay-court tennis has been a strange one in that Rafael Nadal is healthy and playing—but not dominating the competition.
Stan Wawrinka handed Nadal his fifth clay loss of the year Friday in the quarterfinal of the 2015 Italian Open. How this will affect the seedings for the [...]

Is Novak Djokovic Ready to Finally Get the French Open Monkey off His Back?

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2467641-is-novak-djokovic-is-ready-to-finally-get-the-french-open-monkey-off-his-back
Novak Djokovic has accomplished many things in his illustrious career. He’s been world No. 1 for 147 weeks and counting. He has won eight Grand Slams (including five Australian Opens, two Wimbledons and one U.S. Open), 24 Masters titles and 53 singles titles in all.
Still, there’s one very notable [...]

Novak Djokovic Drills Himself in the Head While Popping Champagne After Victory

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2467578-novak-djokovic-drills-himself-in-the-head-while-popping-champagne-after-victory

Luckily for Novak Djokovic, the Internazionali BNL d’Italia final went a lot smoother for him than the celebration did.
Djokovic beat Roger Federer in straight sets (6-4, 6-3) in Rome on Sunday to capture the tournament title. When it came time for the victory celebration, things didn’t go as planned.
When [...]

Novak Djokovic Drills Himself in the Head While Popping Champagne After Victory

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2467578-novak-djokovic-drills-himself-in-the-head-while-popping-champagne-after-victory

Luckily for Novak Djokovic, the Internazionali BNL d’Italia final went a lot smoother for him than the celebration did.
Djokovic beat Roger Federer in straight sets (6-4, 6-3) in Rome on Sunday to capture the tournament title. When it came time for the victory celebration, things didn’t go as planned.
When [...]

Ball Boy Face-Plants Hard Behind Maria Sharapova at Internazionali BNL D’Italia

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2467532-ball-boy-faceplants-hard-behind-maria-sharapova-at-internazionali-bnl-ditalia

While hustling to get an umbrella for Maria Sharapova during Sunday’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia final, this ball boy stumbled and went down hard behind the star tennis player.
Fortunately, the ball boy was able to quickly get to his feet and provide some shade for Sharapova.
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Ball Boy Face-Plants Hard Behind Maria Sharapova at Internazionali BNL D’Italia

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2467532-ball-boy-faceplants-hard-behind-maria-sharapova-at-internazionali-bnl-ditalia

While hustling to get an umbrella for Maria Sharapova during Sunday’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia final, this ball boy stumbled and went down hard behind the star tennis player.
Fortunately, the ball boy was able to quickly get to his feet and provide some shade for Sharapova.
[YouTube]
Read more Tennis news on BleacherReport.com

French Open 2015: Top Favorites to Stop Rafael Nadal’s Run

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2467233-french-open-2015-top-favorites-to-stop-rafael-nadals-run
It might be too early too panic, but Rafael Nadal fans should at least be highly concerned with the Spaniard’s chances of winning his sixth straight and 10th French Open title. To put it plainly, suddenly the King of Clay is losing regularly on a surface he once dominated [...]

French Open 2015: Top Favorites to Stop Rafael Nadal’s Run

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2467233-french-open-2015-top-favorites-to-stop-rafael-nadals-run
It might be too early too panic, but Rafael Nadal fans should at least be highly concerned with the Spaniard’s chances of winning his sixth straight and 10th French Open title. To put it plainly, suddenly the King of Clay is losing regularly on a surface he once dominated [...]

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