Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Full Coverage : FRENCH OPEN

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It was business as usual at the 2014 French Open as Rafael Nadal emerged victorious. The win took Nadal’s French Open tally to nine.

Maria's French affair

Maria's French affair

Maria Sharapova claimed her fifth Grand Slam, defeating Simona Halep in marathon encounter.

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Three short of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal refuses to be drawn into GOAT debate

In the modern era, no man has had a tighter grip on a Grand Slam event than Rafael Nadal.

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I hope my knee will have a positive feeling on grass: Rafael Nadal

Nadal admits he is unsure over how he will fare in Halle, where he is top seed after skipping last year.

French Open: Death, taxes, Rafa
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June 9, 2014

Of the few certainties in life, a Nadal win at Roland Garros has been one, as his ninth title suggests

French Open: Rafael Nadal on cloud nine
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June 8, 2014

Nadal won the French Open title for the fifth time in a row, by beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4

French Open: Maria Sharapova’s French affair
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Maria Sharapova claimed her fifth Grand Slam, defeating Simona Halep in marathon encounter.

French Open: Maria Sharapova clinches title after marathon final
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June 7, 2014

Halep bowed out after three hours and two minutes – the longest women’s final in Paris since 1996.

French Open: Simona Halep looks to avenge Madrid Open defeat against Maria Sharapova
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Sharapova overwhelmed Romania’s Halep 1-6 6-2 6-3 in the Madrid Open final last month.

French Open: The grand final
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Nadal will seek his fifth straight Paris title against Djokovic, who is yet to win a title at Roland Garros.

French Open: A recurring dream
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Nadal, Djokovic face off for a record 41st time, their sixth meeting in a Grand Slam final.

French Open: No stopping the clay king
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June 6, 2014

Top-seeded Nadal reached his 9th French Open final by beating Wimbledon champion Andy Murray 6-3, 6-2, 6-1.

French Open: Novak Djokovic inches closer to career Grand Slam
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The six-time major champion needs to win the French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam.

French Open: Can Andy Murray stop Rafael Nadal’s clay run?
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Most pundits are not convinced Murray has the firepower to stop Nadal extending his French Open record.

French Open: Eugenie back in the bottle
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Former champ Maria Sharapova digs deep to ward off Bouchard, reaches third straight final.

French Open: Maria Sharapova makes it 3/3
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June 5, 2014

This is Sharapova’s 3rd consecutive French Open final after she defeated Bouchard 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the semis.

French Open: Eugenie Bouchard stands between Maria Sharapova and final
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Seventh seed Maria Sharapova will need to douse the up-and-coming Bouchard.

French Open: Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray to clash in semis
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With Ferrer win, Rafael Nadal improved his mindboggling French Open win-loss record to 64-1.

French Open: Surprise contenders
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Halep, junior champion at Roland Garros in 2008, will face Andrea Petkovic for a place in Saturday’s final.

French Open: Novak Djokovic moves a step closer
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June 4, 2014

Serbian’s quest for maiden French Open title on track after quarterfinal win over Milos Raonic .

French Open: El Clasico on clay
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June 3, 2014

In a replay of 2013 final, Rafel Nadal faces countryman David Ferrer in last-eight round.

French Open: Rafael Nadal dismantles Dusan Lajovic to set up quarterfinal clash with David Ferrer
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June 2, 2014

Nadal dismantled the unseeded Serbian 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 on Monday to set up a big quarterfinal clash with Ferrer.

French Open: Andrea Petkovic advances to quarterfinals
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The 28th-seeded German won 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 against Netherlands’ Kiki Bertens to reach the quarterfinals.

French Open: Roger Federer bites the dirt
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Latvian Ernests Gulbis hands the Swiss champion his earliest exit at the French Open in a decade.

French Open: Roger Federer bows out
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June 1, 2014

Federer has bowed out before quarters at three of last four majors, including fourth-round loss at U.S. Open.

French Open: There, but ‘back’ again
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Nadal’s injury from Aus Open acts up again even as World No.1 matches French Open streak.

French Open: Been there, done that
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May 31, 2014

For second time in his French Open career, Nadal owns a 31-match winning streak at the clay-court Grand Slam.

Strike Three: Agnieszka Radwanska out
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Polish follows Serena and Li Na home, the first time since 1968 that top three seeds fail to reach Round Four.

French Open: Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer advance to fourth round
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May 30, 2014

Djokovic won 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4 against Cilic. Meanwhile, Federer defeated Tursunov 7-5, 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-4.

‘Generation is walking away… but will not happen overnight’
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Nadal’s French Open record stands at 61-1 currently and his dominance shows no sign of fading.

Level up: Rafael Nadal raises his game
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Eight-time champion and holder dominates Australian Thiem in straight sets to move into third round.

French Open: I will make sure I never lose again, says Serena Williams
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May 29, 2014

Williams endured the most lopsided loss of her career on Wednesday, beaten 6-2, 6-2 by Muguruza from Spain.

French Open: Sisters’ day out
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Defending champion Serena Williams loses 6-2, 6-2 in Round 2, follows sister Venus out of French Open.

French Open: Sisters’ ‘day out’
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May 28, 2014

It is the third time, after 2004 and 2008, that Williams sisters have lost on the same day at the French Open.

Melbourne heroes, Paris zeroes
Surprisingly, Wawrinka looked listless. More stunningly, he looked little like a guy who was seeded No. 3 behind Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic and proclaimed himself “one of the favourites” just a few days earlier. (Source: Reuters)

Reigning Australian Open champions Li Na and Stan Wawrinka crash out in the first round of the French Open.

French Open: 2011 champion Li Na makes early exit
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May 27, 2014

Li, who won the French Open title in 2011 and is seeded second this year, ended up with 37 unforced errors.

Djokovic, Sharapova master conditions, rivals
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Djokovic beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 despite being broken three times.

Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova advance to second round of French Open
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May 26, 2014

Djokovic beat Sousa 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 and Sharapova beat Pervak 6-1, 6-2 to advance to second round of French Open.