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Novak Djokovic stalls in GOAT race in Paris, but it’s not time to count him out

October 12, 2020 12:14:36 pm

With doubts over Rafael Nadal’s form, it was not difficult to imagine Novak Djokovic drawing level with the Spaniard on 19 Grand Slams at the French Open as he was a favourite at the US Open too.

I hope 20 is just another step: Roger Federer hails Rafael Nadal’s French Open victory

October 12, 2020 3:28:59 am

Rafael Nadal is now even with RogerFederer for the first time since each man had zero Slams to his name in 2003.

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Rafael Nadal wins 20th major after beating Novak Djokovic in French Open final

October 12, 2020 1:08:09 pm

Rafael Nadal equalled long-time rival Roger Federer for the most major singles tennis championships won by a man and added to his own record at Roland Garros with a 13th title on the red clay.

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‘You merely adopted the clay; I was born in it’: Rafael Nadal wins 13th French Open

October 12, 2020 12:52:18 pm

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic to win a record-extending 13th French Open and match Roger Federer with his 20th Grand Slam title.

French Open 2020: Timea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic defend women’s doubles title

October 11, 2020 6:06:42 pm

It is Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic's fourth Grand Slam doubles title together.

French Open 2020 Final, Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic Highlights: Nadal wins 6-0, 6-2, 7-5

October 11, 2020 10:17:18 pm

French Open 2020 Final, Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic Highlights: Nadal won his 20th Grand Slam title, equalling Federer, and his 13th French Open title.

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Nadal vs Djokovic at French Open: A battle for the ages, to end a debate for the ages

October 11, 2020 5:06:15 pm

It will be the 56th match-up between the top two seeds – the most-played tie in the history of the sport.

French Open 2020 Final, Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Live Streaming: When and where to watch?

October 11, 2020 1:35:07 pm

French Open 2020 Men's Final, Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Tennis Live Score Streaming: The Spaniard holds a 6-1 head-to-head record over the Serbian in Paris.

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Iga Swiatek: Her top-spin, a new high for women’s tennis

October 11, 2020 8:05:27 am

At 19, Iga Swiatek is the youngest winner at Roland Garros since Rafael Nadal in 2005.

Iga Swiatek wins French Open, becomes first Pole to win Grand Slam singles title

October 10, 2020 8:45:35 pm

Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in the French Open final.

French Open 2020 Women’s Final, Iga Swiatek vs Sofia Kenin Live Streaming: When and where to watch

October 10, 2020 6:07:34 pm

French Open 2020 Women's Final, Iga Swiatek vs Sofia Kenin Tennis Live Score Streaming: Iga Swiatek vs Sofia Kenin in French Open Women's singles final

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French Open: Novak Djokovic resists gallant Stefanos Tsitsipas to set up Nadal final

October 11, 2020 8:27:42 am

French Open final: Victory would earn him an 18th Grand Slam title while Nadal can match Roger Federer’s record haul of 20.

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French Open: Iga Swiatek, the math-head who can write history

October 10, 2020 7:47:32 am

Using geometry of the court and her measured tennis, 19-year-old aims to solve the Kenin problem to become the first Polish woman to win Grand Slam.

No unlucky 13: How Rafael Nadal beat Diego Schwartzman to reach French Open final

October 10, 2020 7:50:27 am

It was never smooth sailing for the 19-time Grand Slam champion until, oddly enough, the third set tie-breaker.

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French Open 2020: Sofia Kenin eyes 2nd Slam of year, Iga Swiatek 1st of career

October 9, 2020 5:58:59 pm

And the stakes in their second matchup at Roland Garros are considerably different from that 2016 meeting, too: Kenin, a 21-year-old from Florida, and Swiatek, a 19-year-old from Poland, will face each other Saturday in the French Open women's final.

How Iga Swiatek reached the French Open final

October 9, 2020 11:10:24 am

Iga Swiatek has put in a run of form that can be likened to that of an experienced campaigner.

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Polish teen Iga Swiatek to face Soifa Kenin in French Open final

October 9, 2020 10:29:32 am

Iga Swiatek also reached her first major final.

French Open: Djokovic’s body acts up; faces Tsitsipas in semifinals

October 8, 2020 11:09:23 am

Novak Djokovic overcame a bothersome neck, shoulder and arm and an early deficit to reach the French Open semifinals for the 10th time.

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RG2020: Sofia Kenin, Stefanos Tsitsipas battle into French Open semi-finals

October 8, 2020 8:50:27 am

Australian Open champion Kenin was kept on her toes for two sets by an opponent who had beaten her in their previous encounters before strolling through the decider to set up a clash with Czech seventh seed Petra Kvitova.

French Open 2020: Petra Kvitova powers past Siegemund to make semis

October 8, 2020 7:51:05 am

Petra Kvitova, a two-time champion at Wimbledon, reached the last four stage on the claycourts at Roland Garros for the second time since 2012 and was yet to lose a set at this year’s tournament.

French Open 2020: Iga Swiatek powers past Martina Trevisan into semis

October 7, 2020 1:23:55 pm

Iga Swiatek, 19, who thrashed top seed Simona Halep on Sunday to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final, outclassed qualifier Martina Trevisan 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday.

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Rafael Nadal passes Sinner test to storm into French Open semi-finals

October 8, 2020 7:51:02 am

The Spaniard, also looking to match Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, was stretched by the 19-year-old Sinner as he set up a clash with Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who beat him in the Italian Open quarter-finals last month.

French Open 2020: Ons Jabeur ignites tennis’ Arab Spring

October 7, 2020 4:02:37 pm

Before Ons Jabeur, the 423-million strong Arab world had accounted for five top-100 players; the only woman being Selima Sfar.

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French Open 2020: Diego Schwartzman tops Dominic Thiem in 5 sets

October 7, 2020 7:43:28 am

French Open 2020: Diego Schwartzman was two points from defeat on three occasions in the fourth set but eventually pulled out the victory by taking the last four games.

French prosecutors open French Open match-fixing investigation

October 6, 2020 10:30:03 pm

The investigation, which was opened on Oct. 1, is being handled by the French police’s Central Service of Races and Games (SSCJ).

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