Roland Garros, 2017

Twenty-Year-Olds Playing to Win

By DownTheTee | May 30, 2017

By Jane Voigt ‘Young Guns’ and ‘Next Gen’ are labels generated by the ATP. They help separate players by age and help promote the arriving wave. None has crashed the party of those holding tight to the top five rankings. However, rumblings have been heard.  Last week in Rome, Alexandr Zverev defeated Novak Djokovic to…

Top Seed Angelique Kerber out in Opening Round of French Open

By DownTheTee | May 28, 2017

By Jane Voigt Top seed and world number-one Angelique Kerber is out of the French Open. It’s the first time in the history of this major that the top seed has lost in her opening round. The German was defeated by ‘dangerous floater’ Ekaterina Makarova, 6-2, 6-2.  “I’m enjoying tennis, but losing is never good,” Kerber…