For years and years — a full decade, in fact — Rafael Nadal ruled the French Open the way no one had ever dominated any Grand Slam tennis tournament, winning 66 of 67 matches and collecting nine championships, including the last five in a row.
Second-seeded John Isner of the United States beat Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (3), 6-4 to reach the Open de Nice semifinals on Thursday, while defending champion Ernests Gulbis lost 6-2, 6-4 against Austria's Dominic Thiem.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - It's anybody's guess as to who will capture the 2015 women's French Open title, but I'm fairly sure the answer will come from a pool of the top-three stars in Paris.
Strasbourg, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Top-seeded American Madison Keys had to come back from the brink to sneak out a second-round win Wednesday at the Strasbourg International, a final clay-court French Open tune-up.
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