Clay Courts Collection

24th June 2024

Filled with emotional farewells and record-breaking firsts – Roland-Garros 2024 was another exceptional grand slam. All content is now available to license with IMG. 

As a tournament that is steeped in great history, been home to many icons, seen some of the greatest rivalries, and always brings multiple surprises and challenges on the clay court – the Roland-Garros archive has so much to offer. 

Check out some key moments from this year’s tournament: 

Has the sun set on Rafael Nadal’s Roland-Garros reign?

The ‘King of Clay’ played what might have been his last game at Roland-Garros. On day two, in round one,  Rafael Nadal lost in a straight set defeat to Alexander Zverev – who then went on to the final. 

Thrilling match between Naomi Osaka and Iga Swiatek

In the second round of the tournament, defending champion Iga Swiatek beat Naomi Osaka on Court Philippe-Chatrier in a riveting contest described by the WTA as ‘final worthy’ between current world No.1 and former world No.1. 

Novak Djokovic defeating Francisco Cerundolo

There was a moment when it felt like Novak Djokovic was about to lose to Francisco Cerundolo, but he once again came through in five sets. He then withdrew from the tournament due to a knee injury; pushing Jannik Sinner to the new world No.1. 

Stunning quarter-final match between Coco Gauff and Ons Jabeur

Coco Gauff reached the semi-finals with a superb come-from-behind victory over Ons Jabeur. At only 20 years old, Coco Gauff proved yet again how tenacious of a player she is, holding her own and ultimately winning the match. 

Carlos Alcaraz is crowned champion of clay 

Carlos Alcaraz is the Roland-Garros champion, coming back from two sets to one down to defeat Alexander Zverev in the final. This was the first final at Roland-Garros since 2004 that did not involve any of the ‘big three’. 

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