Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal's loss in the quarterfinals dropped him three places to No. 10 in Monday's ATP rankings, his lowest spot since April 2005, while champion Stan Wawrinka rose from No. 9 to No. 4.
Wawrinka’s backhand drive is hit with plenty of topspin and his flowing racquet perfectly combines power and timing.
Wawrinka used his superb one-handed backhand to devastating effect, hitting flat groundstrokes that wore down the eight-times grand slam champion Djokovic,
They came, they saw, but never conquered and now Novak Djokovic is staring into the same Paris abyss that swallowed up the Grand Slam ambitions of Pete Sampras, Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker.
Ending Rafa Nadal's Roland Garros reign was not enough for Novak Djokovic to win the French Open as the world number one suffered his third defeat in the final of the claycourt grand slam on Sunday.
Stan Wawrinka joined the elite band of players who have won more than one Grand Slam title in Paris on Sunday, but he still believes he does not belong in the current top bracket.
Despite the stats stacked against him, Wawrinka showed that what happens in the past does not dictate the future.
World number one Djokovic takes a 17-3 career lead into his clash against Wawrinka whose win over the Serb in the 2014 Australian Open quarter-finals put him on the way to his first, and so far only, major title.
As she has done repeatedly throughout her legendary career, Serena Williams overcame adversity and summoned her resounding best when the pressure was at its most intensive.
The top-ranked Serena took the last six games and added to her championships on the red clay of Roland Garros in 2002 and 2013.
The 2015 edition of Djokovic, though, is nearly unbeaten and, seemingly, close to unbeatable.
Serena Williams is a star and Maria Sharapova can dazzle but the sport drops off after that.
Novak Djokovic has waited and waited to win his first French Open title and complete a career Grand Slam, worrying about when — or perhaps even whether — he would get another chance after coming close in recent years.
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray meet for the 27th time Friday for a place in the French Open final where either home hope Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Stan Wawrinka will be waiting.
Serena Williams's health and gamesmanship were the subjects on everyone's lips at the French Open after the ailing world number one beat Timea Bacsinszky in the semi-finals on Thursday
"I'm gonna fight. I lost in 2009 and that was not the end. I lost in 2015 and this is not the end," Nadal said after the loss.
Ill and sluggish, Serena Williams overcame a big deficit to reach the French Open final by beating 23rd-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Thursday.
Lucie Safarova reached her first Grand Slam final at the age of 28 on Thursday when she defeated former winner Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 7-5 in a mistake-ridden French Open semi-final.
"I am very impressed with Umesh. He is the first genuine fast bowler that India has got. I don't think before him India had a genuine fast bowler."
Irrespective of whether her dream run at Paris ends against the World No. 1, Timea Bacsinszky has already won hearts. She has won a far more important battle – away from the clay, hard and grass courts - in the hotel rooms of Villars-sur-Ollon.