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Nadal eyes 10th French Open with injury misery in mind


Nadal eyes 10th French Open with injury misery in mind

Rafael Nadal insists winning a record 10th French Open title on Sunday, and his 15th career Grand Slam crown, will not be his greatest achievement.

His proudest moment, he believes, came at his lowest ebb at the end of 2012 and start of 2013 when it seemed certain that his career-long battle against knee and wrist injuries would finally be lost.

But, from a seemingly fruitless position, he then engineered one of the sport's most remarkable seasons.

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Rafael Nadal advances to his 10th French Open final


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Rafael Nadal might not have played his best in a French Open semifinal on Friday, but the nine-time Roland Garros champion dispatched up-and-coming Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 to reach his 10th final at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament, extending his record for the most final appearances in Paris.

“Today he did not play very well. He played good, but he was a bit nervous and tense,” said Toni Nadal, who coached his nephew to 14 Grand Slam titles.

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Sania through to mixed doubles quarters; Bopanna, Purav-Divij bow out


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Sania Mirza stormed into the quarterfinals of mixed doubles event as she and her partner Ivan Dodig of Croatia notched up a commanding win over their opponents at the French Open on Sunday. The Sania-Dodig pair beat the duo of Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) and Artem Sitak (New Zealand) 6-2 6-4 in a second round match to book a last-eight spot.

However, Rohan Bopanna, partnering with Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, crashed out of the men's doubles event after losing to Jamie Murray (Great Britain) and Bruno Soares (Brazil) 6-7 2-6 in a third round match.

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Three things to watch out for at the French Open on Sunday


Three things to watch out for at the French Open on Sunday

Three things to watch out for on day eight of the French Open on Sunday.

* Day of reckoning for Nishikori?

Leading by two sets to one but trailing 3-0 in the fourth, eighth seed Kei Nishikori was praying for rain by the time his third-round match against 67th-ranked South Korean Chung Hyeon was suspended for the day due to rain.

When they resume on court one, the Japanese faces the prospect of suffering his first tour defeat against another Asian player.

* Waiting for number six

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Andy Murray set up a French Open blockbuster against Juan Martin del Potro


Andy Murray set up a French Open blockbuster against Juan Martin del Potro

World number one Andy Murray set up a French Open blockbuster against Juan Martin del Potro on Thursday, the latest chapter in what has developed into an epic rivalry.

Murray, the 2016 runner-up, reached the third round with a bruising 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) win over Martin Klizan of Slovakia.

Del Potro, playing in Paris for the first time in five years, went through to the last 32 after Nicolas Almagro retired in tears with a knee injury.

The giant Argentine was immediately hailed for his sportsmanship when he embraced the sobbing, stricken Spaniard.

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Juan Martin del Potro made a triumphant return to the French Open


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Juan Martin del Potro made a triumphant return to the French Open on Tuesday, defeating compatriot Guido Pella in his first match at Roland Garros since 2012.

The injury-plagued Argentine, who sat out this year's Australian Open over fitness concerns, blitzed Pella 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to reach the second round.

"I love to be playing this tournament again after five years," said Del Potro, who reached the quarter-finals in his last appearance in Paris before blowing a two-set lead against Roger Federer.

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In-form Rafael Nadal has chance to recreate French Open memories


In-form Rafael Nadal has chance to recreate French Open memories

Rafael Nadal is playing the best tennis on the tour at the moment and that is unquestionable. And now he’s back ‘home’ – at his favourite Grand Slam. His titles and streak in Paris (72-2) never gave the impression that he can be ‘gone’. Neither did he fall from the helm even with injuries striking.  

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Top seed Angelique Kerber crashes out in opening round


Top seed Angelique Kerber crashes out in opening round

Angelique Kerber’s dismal run and overall discomfort on clay was on full display on court Philippe-Chartrier when she crashed out in the opening round of the French Open to unseeded Ekaterina Makarova. Always expected to be a tough match, Makarova saved 14 of 16 break points she faced and held on to win the opening round 6-2, 6-2 in an hour and 22 minutes. In the process Kerber has become the first top seed in Open Era to crash out in the first round of the French Open.

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Rafael Nadal’s title to lose:French Open 2017


Rafael Nadal’s title to lose:French Open 2017

When Roland Garros gets underway on Sunday, May 28, Rafael Nadal will look to bank on his splendid show in the tune-up events to go after ‘La Decima’ (the tenth). Ten – that’s the theme for Nadal on clay this season. He won his tenth title in Monte Carlo and then Barcelona. A week latter, the Mallorcan won in Madrid. Last week, his 17-match unbeaten run came to a close against Dominic Thiem in Rome.

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Roger Federer to miss French Open 2017


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Roger Federer announced that he won’t be taking part in the upcoming French Open this year. In a statement release on his official website, Federer said that he has decided to give the clay court season a miss this year “and prepare for the grass and hard court seasons.”

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