Rafael Nadal has now faced two early exits in his recent clay-court Masters tournaments but insists he is on track to win his 14th Roland Garros title.
Roger Federer confirmed on Sunday that he will play the French Open at Roland Garros this year having skipped the 2020 edition.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal begin their clay court seasons in Monte Carlo this week, seeded to meet in the final.
The 2021 French Open will be delayed by one week, a source close to the organisers has confirmed.
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week’s ATP Tour Miami Open, tweeting that he needs to skip the event to prepare for the upcoming European clay-court campaign.
Roger Federer is targeting the Doha Open in March for his comeback after over a year on the sidelines recovering from two knee operations.
Rafael Nadal of Spain claimed his 20th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros on Sunday with a 6-0. 6-2, 7-5 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic.
Iga Swiatek defeated American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 to become the youngest women’s French Open champion since 1992
It was a mixed bag of results for South Africans at the French Open, with only Kevin Anderson progressing past the second round.
Serena Williams placed her pursuit for Grand Slam number 24 on hold as she withdrew from the French Open with an Achilles tendon injury.
South Africa’s Kevin Anderson will face 22nd seed Dušan Lajović in the second round of the French Open after beating Laslo Đere on Tuesday.
Lloyd Harris breezed past Australia’s Alexei Popyrin, winning 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 to progress to the second round at Roland Garros.