Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams pulled off perhaps the least surprising Grand Slam victories this weekend when they won the men's and women's singles finals at the 2013 French Open.
If you saw today's French Open match between top-ranked Novak Djokovic and number-three Rafael Nadal, you might have thought you were watching the men's singles finals, not a semi-final round draw. It was a nearly five-hour slugfest that will go down as one of the great matches in tennis history. Djokovic and Nadal swapped sets and crushing serves, they traded great shots and even threw in some trickery. (Nadal extended a game by tracking a Djokovic shot all the way to the baseline before hitting it behind his legs, with his back to the net. The shot dropped in to the other side of the court where Djokovic hit it into the net.)
In the end, Nadal came out the victor, but his prize was one more round of tennis.
Right now, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are battling in a four-plus-hour instant-classic semi-final match at the French Open. While they duel for the right to play in the men's singles final, the women's side is set: Defending champ Maria Sharapova faces 2002 French Open winner and number-one-ranked Serena Williams on Saturday morning.
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The final weekend of Wimbledon is upon us, which means that it’s time to pick our favorites in the men’s and women’s semifinal matches. Bracket-busting upsets have paved the way for new faces in both fields, making this year’s tournament one of the most exciting yet.
To celebrate the start of Wimbledon 2011, Manhattan played host to “HSBC Bank presents Wimbledon 2011 at Rockefeller Center,” a weeklong event honoring one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.
Former world number ones Jim Courier and Monica Seles were on hand to help get things started by showing off their skills on the borough’s only grass court — which was built just for this occasion in the middle of Rockefeller Center.More »