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  1. After the Grand Slams, Tennis Plots Its Growth Plan Sports, October 13

    Tournaments that have battled for airtime on ESPN for years are headed for the Tennis Channel. Can the sport grow with a lesser presence on the top sports networks?

  2. For Both Swiatek and Nadal, Staying ‘In the Moment’ at French Open Was Key Sports, October 12

    Swiatek sought help specifically to tune away outside pressures. Nadal has spent a long career being realistic about problems. They each rolled through the French Open without losing a set.

  3. For Novak Djokovic, Another Well-Meaning Effort Goes Off the Rails Sports, October 11

    Djokovic, the world No. 1, has tried repeatedly this year to build on his reputation as a leader and a champion. The results have been less than great.

  4. Rafael Nadal Routs Novak Djokovic at French Open to Catch Roger Federer Sports, October 11

    Rafael Nadal won his 20th Grand Slam men’s singles championship to tie Roger Federer’s record. It was Nadal’s 13th title at the French Open.

  5. Live French Open Final Updates: Nadal vs. Djokovic Sports, October 11

    Rafael Nadal is chasing a 20th Grand Slam men’s singles championship to tie Roger Federer’s record. Novak Djokovic is just behind them and has had a nearly flawless season.

  6. At the French Open, Players Look to the Tao of Rafael Nadal Sports, October 11

    For many of the players, Nadal has given the most cleareyed view of a tournament held during a pandemic and a career chasing Grand Slam titles.

  7. 2020 French Open: Men’s Final Preview Sports, October 11

    Rafael Nadal looks to win his 13th French Open title and Novak Djokovic will try to be the first person to beat him in the tournament’s final.

  8. It’s Djokovic-Nadal Yet Again. But This French Open Duel Is Not Like the Others. Sports, October 10

    Rafael Nadal has been essentially unstoppable on clay. Novak Djokovic, though, could be that stopper.

  9. Iga Swiatek Steamrolls Through the French Open, Besting Sofia Kenin in the Final Sports, October 10

    Swiatek became the first player from Poland to win a Grand Slam singles title. She did it without losing a set at Roland Garros, and no more than five games in any match.

  10. Will This Be the Last French Open With Only Human Eyes Minding the Lines? Sports, October 10

    Clay-court events have been the last holdouts against electronic line calling, in large part because of how well the surface absorbs marks wherever a ball lands.

  11. 2020 French Open: Women’s Final Preview Sports, October 10

    Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek face off, each looking to secure their first French Open title.

  12. Rafael Nadal Could Tie the Men’s Majors Record at the French Open. Novak Djokovic Is in His Way. Sports, October 9

    If Nadal defeats Djokovic on Sunday for his 13th championship at Roland Garros, he will match Roger Federer’s 20 singles titles in Grand Slam tournaments.

  13. The French Open Will Probably Finish. But This Tournament Has Not Been Normal. Sports, October 9

    The Grand Slam tournament has played out as the coronavirus has gotten worse in Paris.

  14. 2020 French Open: Men’s Semifinal Preview Sports, October 9

    Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will try to push past two players who are in their first French Open semifinals.

  15. The Many Sides of Novak Djokovic, Out There for All to See Sports, October 8

    Djokovic is nothing like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Where they are private and controlled, he is an irreverent, emotional exhibitionist. Just look at the tape.

  16. Iga Swiatek and Sofia Kenin Will Meet in the French Open Final Sports, October 8

    Swiatek, 19, has little experience but has dominated her opponents in this tournament. Kenin, 21, won the Australian Open in February.

  17. 2020 French Open: Women’s Semifinal Preview Sports, October 8

    Sofia Kenin and Petra Kvitova will match up on Thursday, and two first-time semifinalists will face off for the privilege of reaching their first Grand Slam final.

  18. 2020 French Open: What to Watch on Wednesday Sports, October 7

    Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin, the Australian Open champions, look to advance to the French Open semifinals against familiar opposition.

  19. Rafael Nadal, After a Late Night at the French Open, Will Face Diego Schwartzman in the Semifinals Sports, October 6

    Schwartzman outlasted Dominic Thiem in a match that took more than five hours, while Nadal defeated Jannik Sinner in straight sets.

  20. The French Open Cold Drives Kenin and Djokovic Toward the Drop Shot Sports, October 6

    A well-disguised drop shot barely passes over the net and dies when it hits the red clay. Often, it has also been a winner in Paris.

  21. Martina Trevisan’s French Open Is a Welcome Stop on the Long Path Back From Illness Sports, October 6

    Trevisan spent four years away from tennis as she was treated for an eating disorder. She recently opened up about her journey.

  22. Jannik Sinner’s First Sport Was Skiing. It’s Helped Him Play Fearlessly in Tennis. Sports, October 6

    Sinner, 19, has caught the attention of the tennis world with his quick ascent up the singles rankings. His next test is Rafael Nadal at the French Open.

  23. 2020 French Open: What to Watch on Tuesday Sports, October 6

    Rafael Nadal and Elina Svitolina take on first-time major quarterfinalists as the French Open consolidates to the two main show courts.

  24. Beware of Diego Schwartzman, a Tennis David in a Sport of Goliaths Sports, October 5

    Schwartzman is among the shortest players in elite tennis, but at this unique French Open, he has become a brutal opponent.

  25. 2020 French Open: What to Watch on Monday Sports, October 5

    The round of 16 continues on Monday where the men’s No. 1 Novak Djokovic and the American Sofia Kenin will be featured on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

  26. At French Open, Separation in Interviews Makes for Some Odd and Lost Exchanges Sports, October 5

    “I miss you guys,” Grigor Dimitrov said while sitting in an empty room and staring at a checkerboard of faces on video.

  27. Alexander Zverev’s Illness Puts French Open Health Protocols in Focus Sports, October 4

    After losing to Jannik Sinner, Zverev said he “shouldn’t have played” and had a fever and difficulty breathing. Tournament officials said Zverev did not report his symptoms before the match.

  28. Simona Halep Upset in French Open by Iga Swiatek Sports, October 4

    Swiatek bounced Halep, the top seed, in straight sets in the fourth round to deliver the biggest surprise so far in a women’s draw that has been upended.

  29. 2020 French Open: What to Watch on Sunday Sports, October 4

    As the round of 16 gets underway, Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep are featured against a pair of players with bright futures.

  30. Sofia Kenin’s Knack for Rebounds Is Being Tested at the French Open. And in 2020. Sports, October 3

    The coronavirus pandemic took away a window of opportunity for Sofia Kenin after she won the Australian Open in January. But she’s still motivated.

  31. 2020 French Open: What to Watch on Saturday Sports, October 3

    While Sofia Kenin and Novak Djokovic occupy Philippe Chatrier Court, some hotly contested matches will enliven the third round on the smaller stadium courts.

  32. Sebastian Korda and the Runs That Make This French Open So Unpredictable Sports, October 2

    Korda has three victories at the top level of tennis. He is part of a wave this French Open of players who benefit by the lack of crowds and other changes.

  33. For Simona Halep, Deciding to Not Play Made Her Want to Return Even More Sports, October 2

    Halep, the top seed in the French Open, has only competed on clay since tennis returned from its coronavirus hiatus.

  34. Are Underhand Serves Underhanded? Tennis Is Opening Up to the Crafty Tactic Sports, October 2

    Players concede that the serve can be a good tactic against players who stand far, far back from the baseline. And they know when opponents are trying to show them up.

  35. How, and When, to Watch the U.S. Open Interactive, September 6

    Tennis has returned. Here’s what to expect for the rest of the month.