Tags: French Open (Tennis)

Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem Complete a Top-Heavy Final Four

PARIS — In sharp contrast to a women’s singles draw filled with breakthroughs and breakdowns, the final four men in contention at the French Open are a perfectly predictable quartet. In quarterfinal matches that were postponed from Wednesday because of rain, top-ranked Novak Djokovic and fourth-ranked Dominic Thiem won in straight sets on Thursday and…

Amanda Anisimova, Playing Fearlessly, Nears an Early Breakthrough

PARIS — While Amanda Anisimova’s opponents at the French Open have returned to their lodging to relax after matches, Anisimova has headed back to her Paris hotel to do schoolwork. Anisimova, long home-schooled, is working toward the equivalent of a high school diploma. But at age 17, Anisimova, an American with Russian roots, is already…

What to Watch Friday at the French Open

How to watch: Tennis Channel, 5 a.m. Eastern; NBCSN, 7 a.m.; NBC, 11 a.m. (taped) Scoreboard: Men | Women Ashleigh Barty vs. Amanda Anisimova The only top-25 player to reach the women’s semifinals, the Australian Barty has devoured American opposition, beating four players from the U.S. in her five previous rounds. She will have a…