Nice, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Fourth-seeded Argentine Leonardo Mayer and unseeded Austrian Dominic Thiem will be the combatants in Saturday's final at the Nice Open, a final clay-court French Open tune-up.
Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) - The draw for the 2015 French Open was revealed on Friday and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic could face second-seeded Roger Federer in the final in a couple of weeks in Paris.
Strasbourg, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur and French crowd favorite Kristina Mladenovic will battle in Saturday's final at the Strasbourg International, a final clay-court French Open tune-up.
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.