Jon Wertheim

Jon Wertheim

Sports Illustrated executive editor and senior writer L. Jon Wertheim is one of the most accomplished sports journalists in America.

Alcaraz defeated Zverev in five sets to claim the French Open title, the third major of his career.
Tennis

Carlos Alcaraz Is the New King of Clay With French Open Win

The 21-year-old won the third major of his career at Roland Garros, establishing himself atop the men’s game as a new generation takes over tennis.

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Swiatek's 2024 French Open win marks her fourth Roland Garros title in five years.
Tennis

Iga Świątek Continues Clay Reign With French Open Three-Peat

The 23-year-old charged to her fourth Roland Garros title, downing Italy's Jasmine Paolini in straight sets.

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Świątek addressed the crowd following her second-round win, asking fans to be mindful of their noise.
Tennis

Mailbag: French Open Mired in Scheduling Woes, Crowd Noise and Empty Seats

Jon Wertheim answers your questions from Roland Garros, including what to do about night sessions extending into the morning.

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Djokovic withdrew from the 2024 French Open due to a torn medial meniscus in his right knee.
Tennis

Novak Djokovic’s French Open Withdrawal Leaves Season in Doubt

The 37-year-old’s exit from Roland Garros means Jannik Sinner ascends to No. 1 in the ATP rankings.

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Sinner will face Grigor Dimitrov in the French Open quarterfinals.
Tennis

French Open Midterm Grades: Jannik Sinner, Iga Świątek Earn Top Marks at Rain-Soaked Roland Garros

The weather has wreaked havoc on the tournament’s schedule, but the stalwarts remain unfazed.

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Nadal exited the French Open in the first round, falling to Zverev in straight sets.
Tennis

Mailbag: Rafael Nadal's Sentimental Exit Headlines the French Open

Jon Wertheim answers your questions from Roland Garros, unpacking the early-round results.

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Rafael Nadal fell to Alexander Zverev in the first round of the 2024 French Open.
Tennis

Even in Defeat, Rafael Nadal Is a Champion at Roland Garros

The Spaniard fell to Alexander Zverev in the first round of what could be his last French Open.

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Novak Djokovic will look to defend his 2023 French Open title at this year's tournament.
Tennis

2024 French Open Men’s Seed Report: Predictions for a Wide-Open Field

Rafael Nadal faces a tough draw, while Novak Djokovic looks to get back on track at Roland Garros.

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Świątek is going for her third straight French Open title after winning the major in 2022 and 2023.
Tennis

2024 French Open Women’s Seed Report: Predicting an Iga Świątek Three-Peat

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Ben Shelton, yet to win a major, looks to follow up his semifinal run at the 2023 U.S. Open.
Tennis

Mailbag: Tennis’s Weird Year, Wild Cards and TV Talk

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Stan Smith and Stefan Edberg were on hand to watch Novak Djokovic win his 23rd major at Roland Garros.
Tennis

2024 French Open: Tips for Enjoying Roland Garros

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Dominic Thiem of Austria fell to Félix Auger-Aliassime in the first round of the 2024 Australian Open.
Tennis

Mailbag: Novak Djokovic’s Latest Loss, Dominic Thiem’s Retirement and the Trouble With Doubles

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