Felix Auger-Aliassime Seeks Major Success at the French Open

PARIS — Before there was Carlos, there was Félix. It is not so easy to recall now, through the haze of the pandemic and the aftershocks of Carlos Alcaraz’s meteoric impact on tennis of late. But there was a time, beginning in roughly 2015, that the tennis cognoscenti raved about a young Canadian named Félix … Read more

Rafael Nadal Is the French Open’s Man of Mystery

In October 2020, with the pandemic having prompted the French Tennis Federation to move the tournament to early fall from late spring, Nadal stampeded through the competition without dropping a set. He embarrassed Djokovic, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, in the final. Nine months later, though, Djokovic got revenge, breaking Nadal’s spirit and his body during an … Read more