Tennis

Novak Djokovic’s eight-year reign atop men’s tennis could be about to end indefinitely.

After Roland-Garros concludes on Monday, Italy’s Jannik Sinner will rise to the top of the ATP rankings.

Djokovic withdrew from the French classic on Wednesday with a knee injury and in doing so gifted Casper Ruud a semi-final berth.

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He might have to consider hanging up his racquets sooner than he wants to.
I’m sure we’ve seen the last of Rafa also,then no more ‘Big 3’

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What a win overnight for Carlos Alcarez, five sets over reigning Aus Open champ Sinner. So it’ll be Zverev v Alcarez in Sunday night’s French Open final :popcorn: Should be a cracker! Can Sascha finally win a major?

Hopefully Nine promote well and could nab some good late night audience/shares, including Adelaide and especially Perth with their time zones. Also have an Olympics special early in the evening.

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I sincerely hope not.

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By my maths, if alcaraz wins, Djokovic will drop to 3rd. I’ll be cheering for him.

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Iga Swiatek beat Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-1 in the 2024 French Open.

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Congrats to Carlos Alcaraz on his 3rd Grand Slam win👍
It’s great to finally see a changing of the guard in men’s tennis ,when Roger, Rafa or Novak haven’t featured or won a Grand Slam Final

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Sounds like it was an epic match, 2 sets down comeback (after claiming the first 6-3) to win in 5 for Alcarez! I watched the first, then couldn’t stay up, after also watching the AFL game before it. Will endeavour to go and watch the match on demand, wonder if 9Now has it or if I’ll need Stan Sport? Maybe YouTube mini or highlights?

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There are short highlights of the men’s final on YouTube, under the channels of Stan Sport (with world feed English commentary) and Roland Garros (with no commentary).

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Here’s some food for thought.

Carlos Alcaraz will be 21 years and 8 months by the time next year’s Australian Open commences. If he wins that tournament, he’ll become the youngest man to ever complete the career Grand Slam, and there’s even the possibility he could also complete the career Golden Slam (which only Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal have achieved) by then.

To put that into perspective, Roger Federer was 21 years and 11 months when he won his first Major at Wimbledon in 2003.

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Congrats to Alex de Minaur :australia: :trophy: Taking out the ATP Wimbledon lead-up event in the Netherlands, the Libema Open.

Defeated young gun Seb Korda and Demon is now 7th in the world! Getting real Lleyton vibes.

Also follows his recent Roland Garros run in Paris, with a return to France soon for the Olympics and Flushing Meadows later in the year.

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His partner, British WTA player Katie Boulter, successfully defended her title in Nottingham on the same day.

She had to play consecutive three-set matches to do so, coming from a set down to defeat compatriot Emma Raducanu and Karolina Pliskova in the semi-final and final, respectively.

https://x.com/wta/status/1802649096206823509?s=46&t=pH8Nbt9ccJOMPCwK9J4Wtg

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