Rafael Nadal cruises into last 16 at French Open • Defending champion Rafael Nadal (pictured) easily defeated Argentine qualifier Eduardo Schwank 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday at the French Open. • Murray had been left fielding criticism from such as British legend Virginia Wade and French champion Henri Leconte that he had acted in an unsportsmanlike manner in his win over JarkkoNieminen on Thursday. • The 30-year-old Ferrer, who has yet to make it past the quarter-finals at Roland Garros despite being one of the best players on clay for the last few years, had Youzhny by the throat from the start, winning the first set 6-0 and leading 2-0 in the second before the Russian got off the mark. • Gasquet, who won 13 games in a row from 5-3 ahead in the second set to destroy Haas, will next play Murray in a bid to reach the French Open last eight for the first time.
How many french open titles does Rafael Nadal? • Rafael Nadal has won the French Open 5 times (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010) • How is Wimbledon different to the french open? • One difference is Wimbledon is played on grass, the French Open on clay. • Who won the French Open three times? • Male: Mats Wilander, Ivan Lendl, Gustavo Kuerton and Rafael Nadal have won it three times (Bjorn Borg, Max Decugis and Henri Cochet have won it more times, 6, 4 and 8 times respectively) • When is the 2012 French tennis Open? • The dates are May 22nd to May 26th (Qualifying), andMay 27th to June 10th, 2012 (French Open Tournament). • How often is the French Open? • It is annual. • How many sets are played in each of the grand slam tennis tournaments? • for every grand slam match, it is best 3 out of 5 for men, and best 2 out of 3 for women
Aim of the game • Players stand on opposite sides of a net and use a stringed racket to hit a ball back and forth to each other. • Each player has a maximum of one bounce after it has been hit by their opponent to return the ball over the net and within the boundaries of the court. • Once a player fails to do any of these three things, their opponent wins a point. • The aim is to win enough points to win a game, enough games to win a set and enough sets to win a match. • How to keep score • Tennis has an unusual scoring system. • The first point in a game is called 15 and the next 30. So you'd think that the next point should be 45 - but it isn't, it's 40. • Said to have originated from quarters of a clock • And the score of a player who has not won any points is not 'nil' or 'zero', but 'love'. said to come from the French word oeuf, which means egg and is shaped like a zero. • The server's score is always called first by the umpire. • So if Player A is serving to Player B and Player B wins the point, the score is love-15. • If Player A wins the next point the score is 15-all, and so on...
What do you know about tennis? • Do you play tennis? • What is the aim of the game? • How do you keep score in tennis?
The French Open • is often referred to as Roland Garros • is named after the famous French aviator Roland Garros • is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June in Paris, France, at the Stade Roland Garros. • is the premier clay court tennis tournament in the world • is the second of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments
more about the French Open… • The clay courts at the French Open slow the ball down and make it bounce higher. • Although the tournament consisted of mainly French players, an Englishman happened to win it. • That changed in 1925, when it became an international event (that/which was)open to all amateurs.