Djokovic and Nadal closed in Friday on a blockbuster clash at the French Open as both reached the last 16, while Carlos Alcaraz prepared to face the only man to beat him on clay this year.
Without a men's champion since 1983 and no women's title winner since 2000, home fans are desperate to push their stars over the line.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club has always used the titles only for women - Ash Barty, last year's champion, was referred to as "Miss A. Barty" whereas men's winner Novak Djokovic went on the board as "N. Djokovic".
Bernard Tomic has challenged Nick Kyrgios to stump up a million dollars for a winner-takes-all grudge match, but his fellow Australian has refused.
After easing past the first two rounds, Novak Djokovic now plays Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene while Nadal faces 2021 US Open quarterfinalist Botic van de Zandschulp.
French Open: Iga Swiatek clinches 30th successive win as Tsitsipas survives another Roland Garros rollercoaster
Iga Swiatek racked up her 30th successive victory at the French Open on Thursday as 2021 runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas survived another Roland Garros rollercoaster.
Having lost in the opening round on his first four trips to Roland Garros, Medvedev is increasingly learning to appreciate the clay-court Grand Slam — and even his phobia of spiders is abating, somewhat.
French Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz anchors his sinking ship just in time to enter the third round of Roland Garros
Carlos Alcaraz's mentally and physically taxing hustle would have taught him some valuable lessons, not in the least that there are no easy victories in Grand Slams.
French Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz, Alexander Zverev pull off comeback wins as as Nadal, Djokovic cruise
Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev both saved a match point in five-set French Open thrillers, while Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic eased into the third round.
Naomi Osaka's place of prominence and her decisions to withdraw from French Open, to explain why and to take two mental health breaks last season resonated.
Medvedev, who reached the last 16 at Wimbledon in 2021, trailed Djokovic by 680 points going into Roland Garros, where the Serb has 2,000 points to defend as the reigning champion.
A video tribute of Tsonga's career highlights played inside the stadium as friends, family and fellow players gathered on court for his retirement ceremony.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, who lost the 2021 French Open final to Novak Djokovic, has a dangerous assignment against Lorenzo Musetti in the night session on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Tsurenko has backed Wimbledon's decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from the All England Club but opposes the stripping of ranking points.
Novak Djokovic believes there were other solutions available to Wimbledon which would have been less drastic than an outright ban.
Stefanos Tsitsipas triumphed as Lorenzo Musetti collapsed from the brink of a famous Paris win for the second year in succession.
Djokovic will next meet either Federico Coria or Alex Molcan, who is working with Marian Vajda — Novak's former long-time coach.
Wimbledon was stripped of ranking points by ATP, WTA and ITF. As a result, Daniil Medvedev could displace Novak Djokovic at the top of the charts.
On the opening day of French Open, sixth seed Ons Jabeur and Dominic Thiem became the most high profile names to exit the clay court major.
Wimbledon was stripped of ranking points by the sport's main tours in a move which threatens to reduce the Grand Slam to the status of a high-profile exhibition event.