TENNIS - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic meet for the 10th time in a Grand Slam match at Roland Garros on Friday. Click ‘Read More’ below for a statistical look at the previous major encounters between the two.
TENNIS - Rafael Nadal is 26 years old today. Rafa was 17 years old when he reached the third round at Wimbledon, making him the youngest player to achieve that. It was a sign of things to come. By now, he has won a career Grand Slam, 10 Majors in total, excelling especially in the clay court events, in which he is virtually invincible. Known for his prodigious mental strength, Nadal is the reigning Olympic champion and a former world number one.
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TENNIS - Roger Federer will meet Tobias Kamke in the second match at Court Suzanne Lenglen on Monday. This will signify the Swiss star’s 50th consecutive Grand Slam start, a run that started at the 2000 Australian Open. Federer will become the third player in Open era history to appear in the men’s singles tournament of 50 Slams in a row.
TENNIS - Yannick Noah is 51 years old today. He is best remembered for being the last French and first black man to win the French Open in 1983. No other French player has won at Roland Garros. Every French tennis fan has dreamt about a new champion, but he has yet to emerge. Noah’s life now involves singing, performing, charity work and supporting son Joakim, who is a star player in the NBA.
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