He believes in himself. Play in Rome will now begin a week earlier than planned, on Sept. 14, the day after the US Open men's final. Roger Federer has said he is "pain-free' and expects to return to the circuit at the Australian Open in January. It was Nadal's fourth straight title at Roland Garros, and he improved to 100-2 at the event. You have come to the Philippines Edition, for other ESPN editions, click here. Read, Maine: The loss of top seed Simona Halep was just part of the wild round of 16 in Paris in what is already the most unusual French Open. Read, Bodo: Nadal, the "King of Clay," has bedeviled Djokovic six times in seven meetings and won 12 of his 19 Grand Slam titles at Roland Garros. On the women's side, 19-year-old Polish phenom Iga Swiatek defeated 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin on Saturday to become the youngest French Open women's champion since Monica Seles in 1992. 330 ranking. Close. Peter Bodo: Rafael Nadal won his 13th French Open, tied the men's all-time record with his 20th Grand Slam title and took down No. Djokovic pulls out of Paris Masters, says no points to win. French Open officials acted swiftly and unilaterally in response to the pandemic in the spring, moving the start of their tournament from late May to mid-September. Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer's record of 20 men's major singles titles and extended his own record to 13 French Open crowns as he took down Big Three rival Novak Djokovic in Sunday's men's final. Read, Bill Connelly: The men's draw at Roland Garros favors Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem, while on the women's side, it's anyone's game. Here's all you need to know about this unusual French Open, postponed from May to September because of the coronavirus pandemic. TENNIS.com - Live Scores, Tennis News, Player Ranking, and Complete Tournament Data. Get the dates, news coverage, analysis, live scores, TV schedule and results for the 2020 French Open tennis tournament. 1 spot. Our experts break down the possibilities in Paris. Read, Bodo: Players are making a strong case for electronic line calling at the French Open, citing a few examples of bad calls on the clay at Roland Garros in Week 1. 'Pain-free' Federer targets return from injury at Australian Open. Read, Bodo: Djokovic, whose lone loss this year was the infamous US Open default, takes on Rafael Nadal, who is playing for a record-tying 20th Grand Slam singles title. The ATP, however, allowed for the possibility for that decision to change at a later date. Read, Maine: Serena Williams doesn't need to win another Grand Slam title -- or another match -- to cement her status as the greatest of all time in tennis. The revised provisional ATP calendar consists of 13 events. Read, Maine: Kenin has her sights set on becoming the French Open champion and, eventually, No. Since returning, she has made the most of every point. In a year he has spent mostly at home in Canberra, Nick Kyrgios opens up to ESPN about his time away from tennis, his reaction to Kobe Bryant's death and his combative nature on Twitter. Read, Maine: The French Open women's final four includes two major champions and two unexpected semifinalists -- a teen phenom and the ultimate Cinderella story. The earlier start will also affect the WTA, for whom the Italian Open is a high-value Premier 5 event. 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Read, Maine: There are two major winners (Sofia Kenin and Petra Kvitova) and a major contender in Elina Svitolina, but don't count out the unheralded -- and unseeded -- women in the 2020 French Open quarterfinals. The tour, as well as the WTA, was hit hard by the cancellation of the entire post-US Open Asian swing, which is the customary prelude to the fall events in Europe. Read, Bodo: Rafael Nadal has to deal with rust, a different court environment and, of course, tough competition at the 2020 French Open. The ATP on Friday issued a revised provisional calendar for the rest of 2020, highlighted by the Italian Open changing dates to take the place of the canceled Madrid Open. What's not to love? Rome will also feature a Monday final. Novak Djokovic will not enter the Paris Masters on Nov. 2-8 because he has no points to win and retain his world No. Bodo: The youngest child of two former tennis pros and sibling to LPGA stars Jessica and Nelly, 20-year-old qualifier Sebastian Korda has advanced to the French Open's fourth round, where he'll face his idol, Rafael Nadal.Read ; Bodo: Comparisons to the US Open's bubble approach were inevitable, but the French Open's "safe zones" and insistence on fans has impinged on some players' comfort zones. The tournament was pushed back even further, to its current Sept. 27 start date, as the pandemic forced further changes in the calendar.