The French have rarely had a problem developing elite tennis players. There are, for example, 10 men inside the top 100, tied for the most alongside another grand slam nation, the U.S.
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Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka are both two-time grand slam winners but when they crossed paths at the French Open, one was surging while the other sought a return to her finest days.
Juan Martin del Potro may have been the sentimental favorite in Sunday's US Open men's final, but Novak Djokovic paid no attention to that on court as he beat the popular, injury ravaged Argentine to collect a historic Grand Slam title.
Novak Djokovic beat Kei Nishikori on Friday night to advance to his eighth US Open men's final.
What kind of a challenge does Dominic Thiem face in Sunday's French Open final against Rafael Nadal?
His face was creased with worry as he trailed a pumped-up rival, but Rafael Nadal re-emerged after an overnight rain delay to blow away Diego Schwartzman at Roland Garros.
Juan Martin del Potro ended Roger Federer's best ever start to a season to become the first Argentine to win a top-tier Masters series event
Juan Martin del Potro knows all too well about injuries. He has endured four wrist surgeries, likely depriving the Argentinian of collecting more than his one grand slam title.