The French Open for 2014 is live and into the finals at Roland Garros over the weekend on Sunday and it will be on NBC from Roland Garros and streaming live on the NBC Sports Live Extra website as Rafael Nadal and Novack Djokovic play in the finals after being on ESPN and the WatchESPN webiste and on the women's side it's Maria Sharapova against Simona Halep for the championship and that will be on Saturday with a live stream online from Paris.
Djokovic came in and will play Ernests Gulbis and he won and so did Rafa, while Rafael Nadal will try and keep his title defense alive against Andy Murray and on the women's side it has Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep through into the final round.
The action at Roland Garros on heads later in the week after Monday after starting this weekend and things are on TV and streaming online from ESPN and WatchESPN, NBC Sports Network as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic play their third round matches with Roger Federer and some of those players are into the fourth round and on the women's side Serena Williams is out and there have been a number of upsets.
The French has been very tough and this comes after Serena Williams and Roger Federer made their way through on the first day of the tournament and now it's into the second round and Serena Williams has been upset and so have Venus Williams, Taylor Townshend, Li Na and Stan Wawrinka.
Federer had a nice day of things and made it through 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 in his first match and while he has not played much on clay, he looked comfortable and is now into the second round despite dealing with some rain. Federer has a solid draw coming and he played the main match at Roland Garros and it was his 59th win at the tournament and that tied with Nadal, who has won eight times and he comes in and will be playing against Robby Ginepri. Nadal as usual is the favorite to win the tournament and he will be considered the leader of the pack unless he stumbles early.
John Isner advanced after a long day, while Federer made it through with Williams, and Fed could end up matching up with Tomas Berdych later in the draw. Williams started her title defense with ease and she won in straight sets and came in with a huge serve and a dominating performance and she is looking to add her 18th title and she is now 54-1 overall in first round matches. Williams looks like the favorite as well after winning last year and now she is into the second round.
The French Open is the next major on the schedule and not it's here and the it's now here for 2014 and it's shaping up to be a big one, as Novak Djokovic won over Rafael Nadal for the Italian Open and that could give him some momentum heading into Roland Garros, where Nadal is nearly unbeatable and is the defending champion multiple times over.
Djokovic was able to rally against Nadal in Rome and won the Italian title in three sets with a score of 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 and now the two could end up facing off in the French Open later next month. Nadal has been looking a bit vulnerable on clay as of late with losses in Monte Carlo and Barcelona and now this loss could be big if the two face again. Djokovic has not yet won a Grand Slam at Roland Garros and the main reason has been the dominance of Nadal, who has won eight times and the two last faced off in the final in 2012.
Nadal rules Roland Garros and his recent stumbles on clay have some wondering whether this will be the year he loses the title. Djokovic had sat out of the Madrid Open with a wrist injury and he looked fully back to strength against Nadal, hitting a ton more winners and putting in six aces. Nadal got the top seed in the tournament and he has the chance to get things back after losing to Djokovic earlier and he is coming in with eight titles to his name after winning last year and that was alongside Serena Williams on the women's side.