Roger Federer lives dangerously. After another palpitating five-set thriller in the French Open, a date with destiny awaits the 13-time major winner in Sunday's final.
Martin Verkerk is quitting tennis after a career in which he reached the 2003 French Open final.
Roger Federer was on the wrong side of one of the most lopsided finals in Grand Slam history. And though it's inevitable that his stranglehold atop the game eventually will end, perhaps it will come sooner than later.
What is it about the French Open -- particularly on the men's side -- that creates so many one-hit wonders? Greg Garber explains.
Former French Open finalist Martin Verkerk has pulled out of this year's tournament because of a shoulder injury, organisers said on Thursday.
Australian Wayne Arthurs has been named to replace Martin Verkerk in the men's singles at the Olympics after the Dutchman was injured.
Martin Verkerk became the first Dutchman in 31 years to win his country's tennis championship, beating Chile's Fernando Gonzalez 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 Sunday in the Dutch Open final.
Martin Verkerk beat top-seeded and defending champion Nicolas Massu of Chile 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 Saturday to advance to the final of the Dutch Open.
Defending champion Nicolas Massu of Chile beat Tomas Behrend of Germany 6-2, 6-3 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Dutch Open.
Lleyton Hewitt, down two sets to one and a break in the fourth, willed his way to victory against Martin Verkerk.
The French Open starts with the defending champ Juan Carlos Ferrero taking on former No. 2 player Tommy Haas.
French Open runner-up Martin Verkerk was among four seeded players eliminated in the first round of the Hamburg Masters on Tuesday.
Nikolay Davydenko beat fourth-seeded Martin Verkerk 6-4, 7-5 at the BMW Open on Sunday for his third career title.
Martin Verkerk of the Netherlands and Nikolay Davydenko of Russia posted straight-set victories Saturday at the BMW Open to reach the final.
Martin Verkerk pounded 21 aces Wednesday to get past Boris Pashanski 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) and reach the quarterfinals at the BMW Open.
Unseeded Victor Hanescu of Romania upset second-seeded Martin Verkerk, and top-seeded Andy Roddick got by a nemesis to advance Friday to the semifinals of the Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic.