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Roland Garros 2022: Draws, Dates, History & All You Need To Know

  • Posted: May 18, 2022

Roland Garros 2022: Draws, Dates, History & All You Need To Know

All about the Grand Slam tennis tournament in Paris, France

The second Grand Slam event of the season will see the world’s best players compete at Roland Garros, with World No.1 Novak Djokovic, 13-time champion Rafael Nadal, Monte Carlo tiltist Stefanos Tsitsipas and Madrid champion Carlos Alcaraz in action.

Here’s what you need to know ahead of the tournament in the French capital:

When is Roland Garros?

Roland Garros 2022 will be held from 22 May – 5 June. The clay-court Grand Slam tournament, established in 1891, will take place at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. The tournament director is Amelie Mauresmo.

Who is playing at Roland Garros 2022?

Roland Garros will feature Top 10 stars Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Tsitsipas, Nadal, Alcaraz, Andrey Rublev and Djokovic, who is the reigning champion.

When is the draw for Roland Garros?

The Roland Garros singles draw will be made on Thursday 19 May at 7:00 p.m.
The Roland Garros doubles draw will be made on Sunday 22 May at 12:00 p.m.

What is the schedule for Roland Garros?

* Qualifying: Monday, 16 May – Friday, 20 May at 10:00 a.m.
* Main Draw: Sunday, 22 May – Sunday, 5 June, start times TBC.
* Doubles Final: Saturday, 4 June, start time TBC.
* Singles Final: Sunday 5 June, start time TBC.
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 What is the prize money and points for Roland Garros?

The prize money for Roland Garros is €43,600,000.

Winner: €2,200,000 / 2,000 points
Finalist: €1,100,000 / 1,200 points
Semi-finalist: €600,000 / 720 points
Quarter-finalist: €380,000 / 360 points
Round of 16: €220,000 / 180 points
Round of 32: €125,800 / 90 points
Round of 64: €86,000 / 45 points
Round of 128: €62,000 / 10 points

DOUBLES (€ per team)
Winner: €580,000 / 2,000 points
Finalist: €290,000/ 1,200 points
Semi-finalist: €146,000 / 720 points
Quarter-finalist: €79,500 / 360 points
Round of 16: €42,000 / 180 points
Round of 32: €25,000 / 90 points
Round of 64: €15,500 / 0 points

How can I watch Roland Garros?

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Who won the last edition of Roland Garros in 2021?

Novak Djokovic won the 2021 Roland Garros singles title with a 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the championship match (Read & Watch). Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut lifted the doubles trophy in Paris with a 4-6, 7-6(1), 6-4 triumph against Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev in the final (Read More).

Who holds the Roland Garros record for most titles, oldest champion, youngest champion and more?

Most Titles, Singles: Rafael Nadal (13)
Most Titles, Doubles: Roy Emerson (6)
Oldest Champion: Andres Gimeno, 34, in 1972
Youngest Champion: Michael Chang, 17, in 1989
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 1 Bjorn Borg in 1980, 1981, Ivan Lendl in 1986, 1987, Jim Courier in 1992, Gustavo Kuerten in 2001, Rafael Nadal in 2011, 2014, 2018, Novak Djokovic in 2016, 2021
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 66 Gustavo Kuerten in 1997
Last Home Champion: Yannick Noah in 1983
Most Match Wins: Rafael Nadal (105)

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Nadal & Tsitsipas Among Stars Training At Roland Garros

  • Posted: May 18, 2022

Nadal & Tsitsipas Among Stars Training At Roland Garros

Singles draw to be made Thursday evening

The stars are arriving at Roland Garros, where Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas are among the players working hard to get ready for the second major of the season. 

Nadal practised on Court Philippe Chatrier Wednesday with fellow Spaniard Jaume Munar, who trains at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. Tsitsipas also had time on the stadium court, where he greeted the 13-time champion.

Nadal will try to extend his record of Grand Slam titles and Roland Garros trophies to 22 and 14, respectively, over the coming fortnight. The lefty is 105-3 at the event, where last year he lost in the semi-finals against eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

Tsitsipas is back at the site of his greatest heartbreak. In last year’s championship match on the Paris clay, the Greek led Djokovic 7-6(6), 6-2 before falling in five sets. That was Tsitsipas’ first major final.

Others firing up in Paris include two-time Nitto ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev, Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and Italian Jannik Sinner. They will learn their path through the field on Thursday evening, when the singles draw will be made.

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#NextGenATP Stars Nardi, Tseng Advance In Roland Garros Qualifying

  • Posted: May 18, 2022

#NextGenATP Stars Nardi, Tseng Advance In Roland Garros Qualifying

Fifth seed Verdasco, sixth seed Albot upset

Luca Nardi and Chun-hsin Tseng, currently 10th and seventh respectively in the Pepperstone ATP Race To Milan, both earned straight-sets wins Wednesday at Roland Garros qualifying to move within one victory of their debuts at the clay-court Grand Slam.

Italy’s Nardi, who knocked off qualifying No. 31 seed Andrej Martin in three sets on Tuesday, continued his run with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Great Britain’s Paul Jubb, the 2019 NCAA Divison I mens’ singles champion. The 18-year-old Nardi reached a career-high of No. 198 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings earlier this month behind a pair of ATP Challenger Tour titles on the season — the first of his young career.

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He will face Spain’s Bernabe Zapata Miralles on Thursday for a spot in the main draw next week in Paris. It would be Nardi’s Grand Slam debut. Zapata Miralles, the eighth seed in qualifying, has not dropped a set in reaching the final round, losing five games in two matches. He cruised past Portugal’s Gastao Elias, 6-1, 6-1, on Wednesday.

Chinese Taipei’s Tseng, seeded 11th in qualifying, got past countryman Jason Jung, 7-5, 6-4. The 20-year-old will face Cedrik-Marcel Stebe on Friday after the German battled past 17th seed Juan Manuel Cerundolo, 7-6(5), 6-3, on Wednesday.

The 2018 Roland Garros boy’s singles champion, Tseng made his major debut in January as a wild card at the Australian Open, where he fell in three sets to Germany’s Oscar Otte. Tseng currently sits at a career-high of No. 110 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings after first breaking into the Top 200 last December.

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The two highest-seeded players in action Wednesday in qualifying were both eliminated in the second round. Fifth seed Fernando Verdasco dropped a 2-6, 6-3, 3-6 decision against Alexander Ritschard of Switzerland, who is seeking his tour-level main-draw debut in Paris. Ritschard will face Camilo Ugo Carabelli of Argentina in the final round of qualifying on Friday.

Sixth seed Radu Albot came up on the wrong side of one of the matches of the day, with Australia’s Jason Kubler pulling off the upset, 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(10-4). Kubler, who also won a three-setter in the opening round, will face Pedro Sousa of Portugal on Thursday for a main-draw spot.

Roland Garros is the only major in which the former junior World No. 1 has not competed in the main draw. Kubler reached a career-high of No. 91 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings in 2018 after reaching the second round of the US Open earlier that year.

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Ruud Breezes Past Paire In Geneva

  • Posted: May 18, 2022

Ruud Breezes Past Paire In Geneva

Opelka, Griekspoor also advance at ATP 250 event

Casper Ruud made a quickfire start to his title defence at the Gonet Geneva Open on Wednesday as the World No. 8 eased to a 6-3, 6-1 second-round victory over Benoit Paire.

The Norwegian had endured a moderate European clay season by his standards prior to last week’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia, but Ruud appeared back to his best in his semi-final run in Rome. He brought that form to the Geneva clay, bludgeoning the ball off both wings to overwhelm his opponent at the ATP 250 event.

A bright start from Paire saw the Frenchman break in the third game of the match, but that was as good as it got for the 33-year-old at the Tennis Club de Geneve. Ruud’s accuracy and baseline power helped the World No. 8 reclaim the break immediately as Paire struggled for consistency, and four further breaks of the Frenchman’s serve followed as Ruud raced to a 55-minute victory.

“Everything went my way a little bit,” said Ruud after improving his ATP Head2Head series lead over Paire to 4-0. “I was broken at the beginning, so it was not the best start but then I found my game a little bit better and got some free points here and there.

“It probably wasn’t his best serving performance, so that helped me obviously and I was able to get my game going well.”

Although the solid nature of Ruud’s game was key to his win, the Norwegian also produced moments of inspiration in a complete performance. An improvised volley return while running backwards to retrieve a Paire lob was a particular highlight, as the evening crowd in Geneva was treated to a series of entertaining exchanges between the two players.

Ruud is seeking an eighth tour-level title in Geneva, where his quarter-final opponent will be Thanasi Kokkinakis. The Australian earlier recovered from a difficult start to overcome Federico Delbonis, 1-6, 7-5, 7-5.


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Fourth seed Reilly Opelka earlier notched his first win of the European clay season with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian qualifier Christopher O’Connell.

Opelka has been unable to build on his maiden tour-level clay-court title, claimed on home soil in Houston in April, with the American losing opening matches in Munich, Madrid and Rome since that triumph. The 24-year-old put his huge serve to good use in his victory over O’Connell, however, firing 13 aces and dropping just five points behind his first delivery in an 89-minute win.

Opelka’s quarter-final opponent will be Tallon Griekspoor, after the Dutchman brushed past Swiss qualifier Johan Nikles, 6-3, 7-5.

Ilya Ivashka earned his first victory over a Top 20 opponent in 2022 at the fifth attempt with an impressive 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-3 win over third seed Denis Shapovalov. Ivashka bounced back from losing the second-set tie-break to surge to a 4-1 lead in the deciding set against the World No. 15, keeping his composure to complete a two-hour, 17-minute win. The triumph takes the 2021 Winston-Salem champion to his second tour-level quarter-final of the year.

His opponent there will be Joao Sousa, who enjoyed a comfortable 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 25-ranked Nikoloz Basilashvili. Sousa had not been past the second round in Geneva since reaching the championship match in 2015, but he broke fifth-seeded Basilashvili’s serve three times in an 83-minute win to improve his ATP Head2Head series lead over the Georgian to 2-0.

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Rune Sees Off Mannarino To Reach Lyon QFs

  • Posted: May 18, 2022

Rune Sees Off Mannarino To Reach Lyon QFs

Molcan takes out Khachanov, Coria upsets Carreno Busta

Holger Rune’s momentum on the European clay showed no signs of slowing at the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon on Wednesday afternoon.

The #NextGenATP Dane overcame staunch resistance from Adrian Mannarino to book a quarter-final spot at the ATP 250 event in France. Rune saved all five break points he faced before sealing a 6-4, 6-3 second-round win, another solid performance in a breakout season for the 19-year-old on the ATP Tour.

Rune surged to a maiden tour-level title in April in Munich without dropping a set, and rose to a career-high No. 40 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings on Monday, having only broken the Top 100 for the first time in January.

“It was a very difficult match,” said the Dane after clinching his 11th Tour win of 2022. “I knew the conditions were good for him because he plays super aggressive and super close to the baseline, so I really had to try to focus on my game, to try to push him.

“It worked out very well, but of course he’s such a talented player, so it was very tough. But I’m very happy with the way I stayed focussed.”

Rune had demonstrated his resilience in winning a pair of tie-breaks to defeat another Frenchman, Arthur Rinderknech, in his opening-round match. His second-round victory may not have appeared as close as that encounter in terms of the score, but the Dane was still forced to dig deep to unlock World No. 73 Mannarino, whose flat groundstrokes were a handful in the hot and fast conditions in Lyon.

“I’m working day in and day out,” said Rune when asked about his strong form on the clay. “I’m just trying to use every match to play better, to improve myself, and it [was] better today, so I’m going in the right direction.”

A solitary break of the Mannarino serve in the fifth game of the match was enough for Rune to clinch the first set, and the Dane broke at the same stage in the second set as his electric movement effectively nullified Mannarino’s flat groundstrokes. The Frenchman was still able to carve out three opportunities to break back in the sixth game, but Rune remained resilient to hold and complete a one-hour, 48-minute win.

Rune, who competed in November’s Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals, sits third in this year’s Pepperstone ATP Race To Milan. His quarter-final opponent will be French qualifier Manuel Guinard or American lucky loser Michael Mmoh.


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Earlier on Wednesday, Alex Molcan surged to a third tour-level quarter-final of the season with a 6-2, 7-6(4) win over fifth seed Karen Khachanov.

The Slovakian, who reached a second Tour final in Marrakech in April, won eight of nine games from 2-2 in the opening set to take control of his maiden ATP Head2Head meeting with the World No. 24. Although Khachanov rallied from 1-4 in the second set to force a tie-break, World No. 47 Molcan maintained his level to prevail and complete the second biggest win of his career.

Molcan started working with countryman Marian Vajda prior to last week’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Vajda, the former long-term coach of World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, will have been impressed by his new charge’s display in the 91-minute victory. Molcan is 12-7 for the 2022 season and reached a career-high No. 46 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings on 25 April. The 24-year-old will hope Vajda’s influence can carry him to a maiden tour-level crown this week in France.

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Standing in Molcan’s way next is Federico Coria, after the Argentine enjoyed an upset of his own against second seed Pablo Carreno Busta.

The 7-5, 6-3 victory over No. 17-ranked Carreno Busta is the biggest of the 30-year-old Coria’s career. The Argentine reeled off five games in a row in the second set to recover from 1-3 and complete the win over the six-time Tour titlist. It is the first time the World No. 59 has reached the last eight in Lyon but it will be his fourth tour-level quarter-final on clay of the season. Coria reached the same stage in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro in February, and Marrakech in April.

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