Tag: French Open

King of Clay claims his Crown
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King of Clay claims his Crown

October 12, 2020

Nadal wins 13th French Open title, equals Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams Paris: Rafael Nadal demolished Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win his 13th French Open and equal Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles on Sunday. For world number one Djokovic, the defeat ended his hopes of an 18th Slam…

Swiatek wins maiden  Grand Slam title
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Swiatek wins maiden Grand Slam title

October 11, 2020

Defeats American fourth seed Sofia Kenin Paris: Polish teenager Iga Swiatek won her country’s first ever Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as she defeated American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 to become the youngest women’s French Open champion since 1992. The 19-year-old Swiatek, at 54 the lowest-ranked woman to capture the Roland Garros…

Blockbuster French Open title showdown
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Blockbuster French Open title showdown

October 10, 2020

56th Novak Djokovic Vs Rafael Nadal tomorrow Paris: Novak Djokovic set up a blockbuster French Open title showdown with Rafael Nadal yesterday after a dramatic five-set semi-final victory over Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas.  World number one Djokovic, the 2016 champion at Roland Garros, reached his fifth final in Paris, defeating fifth seed Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-2,…

Kenin Vs Swiatek in today’s final
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Kenin Vs Swiatek in today’s final

October 10, 2020

Paris: Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek are the last women standing at a French Open tournament unlike any other, full of surprises and held in the autumnal Paris chill after it was delayed four months by the Coronavirus pandemic.  Australian Open champion Kenin is targeting a second Grand Slam of the year while the 19-year-old…

Iga Swiatek beats Nadia Podoroska
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Iga Swiatek beats Nadia Podoroska

October 9, 2020

Smashes 81-year first to secure spot in first Slam final Paris: Iga Swiatek arrived at the French Open puzzling over whether her future was on a Tennis Court or inside a University lecture hall. Now, having stormed into the final at Roland Garros, school may be out permanently for the 19-year-old, the first Polish woman…

Djokovic reaches 10th  Roland Garros semis
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Djokovic reaches 10th Roland Garros semis

October 8, 2020

Paris: World number one Novak Djokovic recovered from dropping his first set at this year’s French Open and overcame a bothersome left arm, to defeat Pablo Carreno Busta and reach a 10th Roland Garros semi-final yesterday. Djokovic beat Spanish 17th seed Carreno Busta 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the last four of a major…

Rafael Nadal into 13th semi-final
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Rafael Nadal into 13th semi-final

October 7, 2020

Hits out at “Dangerous” night life Paris: Rafael Nadal reached his 13th Roland Garros semi-final early Wednesday with a straight sets win over Italian teenager Jannik Sinner but claimed it was “dangerous” to finish at 1.30 in the morning when the temperature had plummeted to 12 degrees (53F).  Nadal, the 12-time champion, defeated 19-year-old Sinner…

Novak Djokovic keeps  title bid on track
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Novak Djokovic keeps title bid on track

October 6, 2020

Paris: Novak Djokovic defeated Karen Khachanov in straight sets to make the French Open quarter-finals for the 11th consecutive year on Monday while Petra Kvitova returned to the last eight at Roland Garros for the first time since 2012. Top seed and 2016 champion Djokovic won 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 against Russian 15th seed Khachanov to…

French Open: Thiem, Nadal  advance to quarter-finals
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French Open: Thiem, Nadal advance to quarter-finals

October 5, 2020

Swiatek stuns top seed Halep to reach quarters Paris: Third seed Dominic Thiem survived a huge scare to reach the Roland Garros quarter-finals for a fifth straight year yesterday, battling to a 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-3 win over French wildcard Hugo Gaston, the world number 239.  US Open champion Thiem, the runner-up to Rafael…

Nadal charges into the  French Open last 16
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Nadal charges into the French Open last 16

October 3, 2020

Paris: Rafael Nadal charged into the French Open last 16 on Friday and took another confident stride towards equalling Roger Federer’s record of 20 major titles while Simona Halep and Dominic Thiem made surprisingly short work of tricky opponents. The 12-time Roland Garros champion dispatched Italian world number 74 Stefano Travaglia 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 in…

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