Come May, and the winner of French Open will earn more in prize money. The organisers of the prestigious clay court tennis tournament, French Tennis Federation announced that the total pot has been increased by three million euros to over 28 million, with singles champions receiving 1.8m each.
Rafa Nadal posted a photo of himself hosing down the court after practising at home in Mallorca this week before heading to Monte Carlo for the first of three Masters 1000 claycourt events en route to the French Open.
French Tennis Federation (FFT), the organiser of the Grand Slam tournament French Open and All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to intensify the development process of tennis and boost junior talent in the country.
Indian tennis legend Ramesh Krishnan on Tuesday said lack of domestic competition is the reason behind the dearth of quality players in the country, adding the sport needs to be taken to the far-flung areas to produce future champions.
The junior Indian tennis players will have a chance to earn wild card entry into the French Open junior championships as AITA in collaboration with the French Tennis Federation (FFT) has launched a new initiative, called Rendez-Vous.
Novak Djokovic may never win as many Wimbledon or U.S. Open titles as Roger Federer or as many French Open championships as Rafa Nadal but when it comes to the Australian Open the Serbian reigns supreme.
After becoming the first Asian man to reach a grand slam singles final and coming agonisingly close winning the title, Kei Nishikori will achieve another milestone when he becomes the first player from the continent to compete at the ATP World Tour Finals.