1. Novak Djokovic Moves to the Precipice of Tennis Supremacy Sports, Yesterday

    Djokovic seized a spot in the French Open final with a win over a struggling Carlos Alcaraz. In the final on Sunday, Casper Ruud stands in the way of Djokovic’s 23rd Grand Slam singles title.

  2. The Natural and the No. 1 Will Face Off in the French Women’s Final Sports, June 8

    The tennis world has been waiting for Karolina Muchova to be healthy. Now she gets a shot at Iga Swiatek with a Grand Slam title on the line.

  3. Alcaraz vs. Djokovic: The Next Kid Up Faces the Game’s Steeliest Brain Sports, June 8

    Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic, who have played each other only once, will finally do so again on Friday in the French Open semifinals. Can the ultimate young talent beat the ultimate tennis mind?

  4. Tension Overshadows the Tennis Between Sabalenka and Svitolina Sports, June 6

    Players from Ukraine do not shake hands with players from Russia and Belarus. Aryna Sabalenka waited at the net anyway.

  5. Canvas of Clay Interactive, June 6

    The iconic courts at Roland Garros can tell the tale of a match if you look closely enough.

  6. Winners Get Their Due. But Losers Are Wonderfully Human. Sports, June 6

    There’s glory in defeat. Losses, at least, make athletes more relatable to the rest of us.

  7. Stefanos Tsitsipas Picks Up Doubles Tennis and His Kid Brother Sports, June 5

    Tsitsipas is aiming to beat Carlos Alcaraz in Paris on Tuesday in a French Open quarterfinal, but what he really wants is to help turn his younger brother Petros into a doubles champion.

  8. The Evolving, Enduring Superstardom of Yannick Noah Sports, June 5

    To the world, Noah is the last Frenchman to win his country’s Grand Slam tournament. In France, his legacy and life loom over every man who has played tennis.

  9. Will Alcaraz and Djokovic Finally Get to Play Each Other at the French Open? Sports, June 4

    If everything goes right in the quarterfinals for Alcaraz and Djokovic, the two most dominant players on the men’s tour, the duel everyone has been waiting for will happen.

  10. Coco Gauff Has a Chance to Play the Wise Veteran at the French Open Sports, June 3

    Gauff, now 19 and in her fifth season on the tour, took on Mirra Andreeva, who is 16 and the latest teenager to go on a tear in women’s tennis.

  11. The Exclusive, Elusive World of Real Tennis Sports, June 3

    “If you wanted to design a game that was going to put people off from playing it,” one court tennis enthusiast said, “you would probably design a real tennis court.”

  12. Sabalenka Skips French Open News Conference Citing Her Mental Health Sports, June 2

    The Belarusian player faced questions about the war earlier in the week from a Ukrainian reporter. On Friday, with the tournament’s blessing, she did not attend her post-match news conference.

  13. Win or Lose, The French Get Behind Their Own Sports, June 1

    The French Open’s signature is the near-limitless abandon with which the French fans unite behind anyone who plays under the bleu-blanc-rouge.

  14. At the French Open, Djokovic Storms the Court and Into Controversy, Again Sports, May 31

    In recent days, the Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has inserted himself into the mounting international crisis in Kosovo.

  15. Can These Russians Become Tennis’s Next Great Sister Act? Sports, May 30

    Women’s tennis was headlined for more than two decades by Serena and Venus Williams. On Tuesday, the teenagers Mirra and Erika Andreeva made their French Open debuts.

  16. Congrats, You Made the French Open. You Get to Play Djokovic and Alcaraz. Sports, May 29

    Little-known players learned humbling lessons when they drew Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic in the first round of the French Open.

  17. Women’s Tennis Suddenly Has a Big(ish) Three Sports, May 29

    Iga Swiatek, Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka have been winning just about everything important lately, emerging as a potential triumvirate unseen in the women’s game for about a decade.

  18. A Handshake Snub Gets a Chilly Reception at the French Open on Day 1 Sports, May 28

    Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine had the crowd on her side initially, but then was booed after she did not shake hands with Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus after losing to her in straight sets.

  19. Before Carlos Alcaraz Was Great, He Was Good Enough to Be Lucky Sports, May 28

    Success has many fathers. In Alcaraz’s case, he was born to an actual tennis-playing father, and then the local candy company swooped in to help.

  20. The Not-So-Genteel Side of Tennis Is in the College Playoffs Sports, May 19

    The N.C.A.A. championships bring a brand of tennis that is not for the faint of heart. This year it’s all going down in steamy Orlando.

  21. Even as He’s Out, Rafael Nadal Will Always Be a Part of the French Open Sports, May 18

    Nadal’s reign in Paris — full of flexed biceps, forehand winners and underrated court craft — is one of the great achievements in any sport.

  22. Rafael Nadal Withdraws From the French Open, Wants to Play One More Year Sports, May 18

    Nadal, the Spanish star, has battled a core muscle injury since January. He said that next season “probably is going to be my last year in the professional tour.”

  23. Owen Davidson, Who Won 8 Grand Slams With Billie Jean King, Dies at 79 Obits, May 14

    In the 1960s and ’70s, he and King dominated mixed doubles tournaments. He was also known for his congeniality, sportsmanship and skill at the net.

  24. It’s Tennis vs. Pickleball vs. Padel. Or Is It? Sports, May 11

    Private clubs and public facilities are striving to be more things to more people as they try to defuse the tension between tennis and fast-growing racket sports like pickleball.

  25. How Tennis and Djokovic Are Pushing Against the U.S. Covid Vaccine Rule Sports, March 6

    Djokovic, the world No. 1, who is unvaccinated against Covid-19, has lobbied the Biden administration for an exemption so he can play at Indian Wells and the Miami Open. So far, he has come up short.

  26. With Indian Wells Days Away, Novak Djokovic Hopes for a Miracle Sports, March 3

    The world No. 1, Djokovic remains unvaccinated against Covid-19 and still cannot enter the United States without an exemption. He has asked for one and is awaiting an answer.

  27. Novak Djokovic Comes Full Circle at the Australian Open Sports, January 29

    Deported a year ago and unable to play in 2022’s first Grand Slam tournament, Djokovic deeply felt this major title, his 22nd, calling it “a huge relief.”

  28. Novak Djokovic Returns to the Australian Open, No Longer a Villain Sports, January 16

    Djokovic’s deportation was major news in January 2022, but a year later, the Grand Slam tournament, country and sport seem eager to move on.

  29. Novak Djokovic Finds Harmony and a Lot of Wins Sports, November 18

    Djokovic missed long stretches of the tennis season because he has refused to get vaccinated against Covid-19. That has only made him more determined.

  30. Still Unvaccinated, Djokovic Says He Will Miss the U.S. Open Sports, August 25

    Djokovic said he wouldn’t be able to travel to New York for the tournament that begins next week. The U.S. has travel restrictions that require foreign visitors to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

  31. Tennis Is Done With Covid-19, but the Virus Isn’t Done With Tennis Sports, July 10

    With testing, quarantine and isolation requirements all but gone, tennis finally seems to have entered a stage of pandemic apathy, much like a lot of society.

  32. The June 28 Covid 19 Mandates Vaccine Cases live blog included one standalone post:
  33. Berrettini Out of Wimbledon as Coronavirus Enters the Draw Sports, June 28

    The exit of Matteo Berrettini, who reached the men’s singles final last year, came one day after Marin Cilic withdrew after also testing positive for the virus.

  34. A Saga Between Tries, Novak Djokovic Again Aims for His 21st Slam Sports, May 23

    The world No. 1 seemed poised to set the men’s record for major titles. Now, after a crushing loss and a vaccine controversy, Djokovic looks to get back on course at the French Open.