This Week’s Tournament:
Mercedes Cup – Stuttgart, Germany
Ricoh Open – s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Last Week’s Winners:
Roland Garros – Rafael Nadal
Rafa Wins “La Decima”
Rafael Nadal made history by winning Roland Garros for a record 10th time. Rafa made it through the entire tournament without dropping a set, defeating Stan Wawrinka in the final 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. He is the first man in the open era to win 10 titles at a Grand Slam, and is now second on the all-time Grand Slam titles list with 15.
Ryan Harrison & Michael Venus Win Roland Garros Doubles
2017 has been quite a turnaround for Ryan Harrison, who admitted he had been on the brink of quitting tennis altogether just a few months ago. He won his first ATP World Tour singles title earlier this year in Memphis and made it back into the top 50. Harrison teamed up with his close friend and best man Michael Venus for doubles at Roland Garros, making it all the way to the finals. They faced off against fellow American Donald Young & Santiago Gonzalez for the title, winning 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3. Now Ryan can add grand slam champion to his list of accomplishments this year!
Grass Season Is Here!
The tennis world moves from clay to much quicker grass courts this week, with tournaments in Germany and the Netherlands. Roger Federer is also back in action this week in Stuttgart, after skipping the entire clay court season. The grass court season is by far the shortest on the tennis calendar – Wimbledon qualifying starts in just 2 weeks!