Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open Highlights: Nadal loses possible farewell match in straight sets


  • Mon, 27 May 2024 10:36 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: And that’s that!

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: So we do not yet know if that was the last time we saw Nadal at the French Open. He has shown that he still has it, having matched a top five player step for step much of this match and he has said that he is focussed on the Olympics, which would bring him back to this court. Regardless of what happens, this was a chance to celebrate Nadal’s career at Roland Garros. And what a career it has been. 14 wins and this was just his third defeat here in his entire senior career, having played for the first time all the way back in 2005 when he won his first major title here on French Open debut. Chances of this tournament seeing anything like him again is minuscule so hope you savoured this match. Goodbye!

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 10:26 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Nadal insists that he can’t say for sure if this was his last game or not

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Nadal thanks the crowd at the Chatrier and then says that it is difficult to speak as he genuinely doesn’t know if this is his last appearance. The crowd has been amazing throughout the time the week he has spent there preparing for the tournament. He congratulates Zverev on a great performance. He says that he himself has had a tough time with injuries lately, felt that he had worked his way back to being competitive at Roland Garros. He felt that he competed well but didn’t take his chances which is why he lost. He thinks there’s a “big percentage” chance he doesn’t come back, but he’s travelling with the family and having fun; maybe in two months he says it’s enough, but he doesn’t feel that yet, hopes to back on Chatrier for the Olympics, which motivates him, and he hopes to be well prepared. The feelings he’s had on this court, he could never imagine he’d still be here at 28 – he corrects to 38 but wishes he was right first time – and it’s been a “beautiful process”.

    He thanks all the people who’ve helped behind the scenes, his team and who work at Roland-Garros, and the crowd: “The feelings you make me feel here are just unforgettable,” he says, choking up. “Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart; I hope to see you again but i don’t know.”

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 10:14 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Zverev thanks Nadal

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Zverev makes sure he doesn’t talk much. He says that he has watched Nadal play since his childhood and thanks the Spaniard for all he has done in the sport. He then says that the crowd is not there to hear him talk and walks off to applause.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 09:57 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Alexander Zverev beats Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: A final break for Zverev, the German hardly celebrates the win. Rafael Nadal has probably played his last match at the French Open. The interviewer announces that Nadal will stay back after Zverev is done with his bit and will speak a few words.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 09:54 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Nadal serving to stay in the French Open

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Zverev is one game away from joining Novak Djokovic and Robin Soderling to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open, the only one apart from Djokovic to beat Nadal here in straight sets.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 09:49 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Another break for Zverev

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Well this was coming. Zverev fights to deuce after being 40-30 down. Then Nadal pulls off what could be the shot of the tournament already with a forehand pass on the run. However, Zverev getting the break has looked almost inevitable in this set and the German does get it in the end. He leads 4-3 in the third.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 09:38 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: A massive hold for Nadal

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: A total of four break points saved by Nadal and he leads 3-2 in the third set. How much longer can the 14-time champion keep going like this though. Zverev walked off shaking his head after Nadal took the set. Nadal went 0-15 down but then raced away to set points. Zverev fought back to make it deuce and then he got four break points in a gruelling passage of tennis. Nadal held on somehow. Can he convert this momentum into another break?

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 09:25 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: An early break for Nadal in the third set!

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Nadal finds himself 15-40 down on his own serve in the first game of the third set. He then sends down a backhand and forehand to save one break point and the next is saved when Zverev finds the net. Nadal serves out the game from there. Then Nadal races to 0-30. An extraordinary forehand gets him to break points, two of which is rubbed off by Zverev with a couple of sensational first serve. Nadal then finds the forehand corner and then burries the winner into the empty court. Could it be?

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 09:09 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Meanwhile on Court 7

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Not great news for Indian fans as Nagal is suffering a bit of a rout here. Khachanov has taken the second set 6-0. Nagal holds succesfully first up in the third but Khachanov breaks his next serve to lead 2-1.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 08:58 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Zverev wins the tie-breaker, leads 2 sets to love

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: If Nadal is to win this, he has to now take this to five sets. Zverev and Nadal both hold to start off the tie-break and that continues until the German breaks to make it 5-3. Nadal tries a drop shot at the wrong time and Zverev raises two set points. Nadal saves the first set point with a drop shot. He then nets his return though and Zverev takes the second set. He leads 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 08:44 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: It goes into the tie-breaker

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Both players hold successfully, and the second set will need a tie-break to reach a conclusion. It is not just ordinary fans watching this game from the stands. Novak Djokovic is in there to watch his old rival make his Roland Garros comeback. So is Iga Swiatek, who won her first-round match on this court a couple of hours ago.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 08:31 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Zverev breaks Nadal to draw 5-5!

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Well just when it looked like the Rafa train is up and running, Zverev suddenly breaks the Spaniard for love! He gets to 15-0 with a couple of big forehands and then a barrage of backhands gets him to 30-0. A couple more forehands hammered down the line and Zverev levels the set.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 08:26 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Nadal making Zverev sweat

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: The 22-time Grand Slam champion gets nine consecutive points at the nets, looking utterly invincible there at the moment. Secures another hold and leads 5-3 in the second set. Zverev then manages to hold somehow but now he needs a break to stay in the set.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 08:13 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: A BREAK FOR NADAL!

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: The Nadal that has dominated this Grand Slam has come to the fore. He dances along the baseline and gets his first break point. Zverev looks a little forlone now, Nadal seems to be getting into that zone where he gives the opponent nightmares on clay.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 08:09 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Meanwhile on Court 7…

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Sumit Nagal has lost the first set to Karen Khachanov 6-2. Both of those game wins came from his own service games. Khachanov has give Nagal absolutely nothing thus far.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 08:04 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Nadal roars!

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Zverev got to break point at 2-1 but Nadal came back with five points in a row. He takes the fourth game of the second set and jumps and roars. No doubting his intensity.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 07:55 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Zverev 1-1 Nadal in the second set

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Both players have held serve, Nadal has been celebrating every game that he has won quite prominently and the crowd has got louder and louder with each one. Zverev looks quite assured through it all though, surely expected this and more.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 07:49 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Nagal vs Khachanov back underway at Court 7

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: The rain has ceded and the covers have been taken off at the rest of the courts. It means India’s Nagal’s first round match against Khachanov is back underway. Khachanov was leading 2-1 in the first set.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 07:47 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Zverev wins the first set 6-3

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Nadal finds the net with his forehand at the end of what has to be the longest game of the match and that brings the first set to an end.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 07:38 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Nadal serving to stay in the set

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Zverev holds and so this means that Nadal is serving to stay in the first set. Nadal nets a forehand and that makes it 15-all. He then makes it 30-15 with a wonderful volley on the net after two gigantic forehands.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 07:30 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Nadal 3-4 Zverev in the first set

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Still no break yet for Nadal, or Zverev for that matter since the first game, but the Spaniard moves Zverev all over the place as he holds and makes it 3-4. A little break in which Zverev is given some insulin shots. Nadal looking increasingly good.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 07:21 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Zverev 3-2 Nadal in the first set

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Nadal gets to two back-to-back break points thanks to consecutive errors from Zverev. A forehand goes wide and one opportunity goes, then Zverev gets to deuce with an inside-out forehand winner for a rather tame effort from Rafa. Zverev then rushes to the net and closes it out 3-1. Nadal then holds succesfully and it’s 3-2 in Zverev’s favour in the first set. Nadal still settling in, still not at his very best.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 07:02 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: A shaky start for Nadal

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Nadal served first and it’s a break straight away for Zverev! The break is confirmed with Nadal finding the nets. Zverev then holds to make it to 2-0.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 06:47 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: And now for the return everyone has been waiting for

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Rafael Nadal has walked out on to the Philippe-Chatrier, the venue that played host to the many chapters of tennis history that this Spaniard has been at the centre of. Alexander Zverev is the favourite on paper, remember, Nadal is the unseeded one here. Penny for Zverev’s thoughts when the fourth seed learnt that the unseeded player he will be facing in the first round would be the greatest this tournament has ever seen.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 06:29 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: The rain is back, Nagal and Khachanov walk off

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: The rain is back and so all matches except for those at the two Lenglet and the Chatrier is interrupted once again. Nagal is trailing 1-2 in the first set.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 06:28 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Khachanov 2-1 Nagal in the first set

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Both players held serve first up and then Khachanov got an early break. The Russian noww leads 2-1 but wait a minute, it looks like this match could be paused even before it properly began.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 06:12 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Sumit Nagal vs Karen Khachanov

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: And finally the Indian challenge is underway in men’s singles. Sumit Nagal is up against Russian 18th seed Karen Khachanov on Court 7.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 05:59 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Swiatek wins the first set on a canter

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: 6-1 is how the score reads at the end of the first set between the defending champion Swiatek and qualifier Leolia Jeanjean.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 05:41 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Stefanos Tsitsipas on the Suzanne-Lenglen

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Tsitsipas is up against Hungarian Marton Fucsovics. No break for either player thus far in the first set and it is 3-3.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 05:24 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: The courts affected by rain

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Well the rain has subsided. The covers have been taken off at Court 14, we can assume the same would happen on the other courts as well soon.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 05:06 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Jabeur beats Vickery 6-3, 6-2

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: And there it is! Ons Jabeur is through to the next round after a straight set win over American Sachina Vickery. Up next on the Chatrier – Iga Swiatek (1) v Leolia Jeanjean (Q).

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 04:54 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Jabeur cruising away now

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Well it looks like this match could end quite quickly. Jabeur breaks Vickery twice in the second set and takes a 4-0 lead. Vickery holds successfully at last and makes it 1-4 but this match is slipping away from her.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 04:33 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Jabeur takes the first set 6-3!

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Jabeur holds succesfully and takes the first set on the Chatrier.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 04:22 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: It’s raining in Paris!

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: The roof has been closed at the Chatrier and the Lenglet and so the games on those two courts are still underway. The rest have been interrupted. It means that the wait for Nagal’s match on Court 7 will be extended.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 04:05 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Jabeur vs Vickery

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Jabeur got an early break and took a 2-0 lead and then held succesfully to make it 3-0. Vickery then managed a hold and a break for herself and the score is now 3-2 in the first set in favour of Jabeur.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 03:38 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: The matches right now.

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: A total off 11 matches are happening right now at the Stade Roland Garros and here is a brief look at what’s happening in each of them. The women’s singles match between eighth seed Ons Jabeur and wildcard Sachia Vickery has just got underway at Court Philippe-Chatrier. Second seed Jannik Sinner has won the first set against Christopher Eubanks and is leading 3-1 in the second at the Court Suzanne-Lenglen.

    Sixth seed Marketa Vondrousova has won the first set 6-1 agianst Rebeka Masarova and is leading 4-2 in the second at Court Simonne-Mathieu. Ben Shelton and Hugo Gaston are 1-1 with the third set just beginning at Court 14. 12th seed Jasmile Paolini is leading Daria Saville 6-3, 3-1 at Court 7, which is where Sumit Nagal is scheduled to play his first round game. Felix Auger-Aliassime has won the first set against Yoshihito Nishioka but is locked 3-3 in the second at Court 6. At Court 4, Anastasia Potapova is one game away from winning her tie against Kamilla Rakhimova. Alexander Shevchenko is trailing 2-3 in the second set against Aslan Karatsev after winning the first set 6-4 while qualifier Henri Squire has won two sets against Max Purcell in what could be a memorable day for the 221-ranked German on Court 8. 17th seed Liudmila Samsonova has just beaten Maga Linette in straight sets on Court 9 while Soonwoo Kwon has won his first set against Emil Ruusuvuori on Court 12. Finally Kayla Day has won her first set against Hailey Baptiste but is trailing 4-1 in the second in the all-American clash on Court 13.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 03:01 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Day 2 to also feature Sumit Nagal

    The Day 2 fixture also has India’s Sumit Nagal in the list. India made the main draw owing to his world ranking of 80 after an inspiring run in the Monte Carlo Masters, where he reached the round of 32 after battling through the qualifiers and also took a set off Holger Rune before losing to the world No. 7. Nagal, who put on a record show in the Australian Open earlier this year, will be the first Indian man to feature in the main draw at the Stade Roland Garros since Prajnesh Gunneswaran in 2019. He will be up against World No.18 Karen Khachanov in round one.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 02:54 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: What are the other key matches of Day 2 in Paris?

    Court Philippe-Chatrier

    Women’s Singles – [8] Ons Jabeur (TUN) vs [WC] Sachia Vickery (USA) – 3:30PM IST

    Women’s Singles – [1] Iga Swiatek (POL) vs [Q] Leolia Jeanjean (FRA)

    Men’s Singles – Gael Monfils (FRA) vs Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) – Not before 11:45PM IST

    Court Suzanne-Lenglen

    Men’s Singles – [2] Jannik Sinner (ITA) vs Christopher Eubanks (USA) – 2:30PM IST

    Men’s Singles – [9] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) vs Marton Fucsovics (HUN)

    Women’s Singles – [3] Coco Gauff (USA) vs [Q] Julia Avdeeva

    Women’s Singles – [15] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs Karolina Pliskova (CZE)

    Court Simonne-Mathieu

    Women’s Singles – [5] Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) vs Rebeka Masarova (ESP) – 2:30PM IST

    Men’s Singles – [29] Arthur Fils (FRA) vs Matteo Arnaldi (ITA)

    Women’s Singles – [6] Maria Sakkari (GRE) vs Varvara Gracheva (FRA)

    Men’s Singles – [5] Daniil Medvedev vs Dominik Koepfer (GER)

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 02:43 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Why Nadal has been drawn against Zverev in the first round?

    Despite boasting a mind-bending 112-3 win-loss record in the French Open, which includes a run of 14 titles, Nadal was not seeded and hence so could have been placed anywhere in the bracket and been stuck playing anyone at all. The Spaniard dodged a career-threatening hip injury and problematic abdominal muscle over the last two seasons, leaving him with only a 7-4 record in 2024, 5-3 on clay. Hence, a legend who has been ranked No. 1 and spent more than a decade inside the top 10 is now well outside the top 250.

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 02:33 PM

    Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev, French Open 2024 Live Updates: Why isn’t Rafa Nadal seeded in Paris?

    Nadal is slated to play his first Grand Slam match as an unseeded player since the 2005 Australian Open. Top 32 players in the men’s and women’s draws are seeded, which are based on the ATP and WTA rankings, which take into account the most recent 52 weeks of results. Ideally, tournament director Amélie Mauresmo could have bend the rules and and handed a seeding to Nadal based on his past performances. But that was never really considered, she said, in part because “giving protection to some players” would result in “a lot of other issues and problems,” and because “it also has to be OK with other Grand Slams and everything.”

  • Mon, 27 May 2024 02:11 PM

    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of round one match of French Open 2024 where Rafael Nadal will face Alexander Zverev. Stay tuned for more updates!

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