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Ashleigh Barty happy to rest up at home while retaining world No 1 status | Tumaini Carayol

Australian has never let tennis rule her life and is as happy watching AFL at home as she is on court, but she will be backFew sports have underlined their unimportance during the pandemic quite like tennis did in early October. As Roland Garros edged …

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José Mourinho backs Gareth Bale to show Real Madrid what they are missing

Signing could make second Tottenham debut against West HamManager hails Daniel Levy as a ‘genius’ in the transfer marketJosé Mourinho believes Gareth Bale will rediscover his best form after returning to Tottenham and has acclaimed Daniel Levy as a “ge…

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Andy Murray says Rafael Nadal’s French Open record is one of greatest in sport

Murray in awe of Nadal’s ‘incredible’ Roland Garros record‘No one will get close’ to Nadal’s 13 titles, says MurrayAndy Murray says Rafael Nadal’s 13 French Open singles titles stands as one of the greatest records in sport. Speaking at the ATP 250 eve…

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Roland Garros the perfect venue for Nadal to be level best with Federer

The Swiss welcomed his great rival to the 20-title club shortly after Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic but for the Spaniard it was all about his love for the French OpenIn his astonishing straight-sets bludgeoning of Novak Djokovic on Sunday, Rafael Na…

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Roland Garros the perfect venue for Nadal to be level best with Federer

The Swiss welcomed his great rival to the 20-title club shortly after Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic but for the Spaniard it was all about his love for the French OpenIn his astonishing straight-sets bludgeoning of Novak Djokovic on Sunday, Rafael Na…

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French Open 2020 men’s singles final: Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal – live!

Live updates from the men’s final at Roland GarrosKevin Mitchell: Djokovic’s gift to unsettle threatens NadalAnd you can get in touch with Tumaini by email or Twitter 1.27pm BST Iga and Paris. A ?? story.@iga_swiatek #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/1Jmpy…

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Iga Swiatek joins ranks of youth slamming door on rest

Teenager is latest young winner who has shown contempt for custom and experienceAt the end of her speech after a seventh dismantling of seven, Iga Swiatek returned to the mic with one final thought: “Maybe it just had to be like that,” she said, laughi…

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French Open women’s singles final: Iga Swiatek v Sofia Kenin – live!

Live updates from the women’s final at Roland GarrosPolar opposites offering a glimpse of the futureAnd you can get in touch with Tumaini by email or Twitter 2.28pm BST First set: Iga Swiatek 3-2* Sofia Kenin: Swiatek has come back down to earth here, …

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French Open women’s singles final: Iga Swiatek v Sofia Kenin – live!

Live updates from the women’s final at Roland GarrosPolar opposites offering a glimpse of the futureAnd you can get in touch with Tumaini by email or Twitter 2.28pm BST First set: Iga Swiatek 3-2* Sofia Kenin: Swiatek has come back down to earth here, …

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Iga Swiatek and Sofia Kenin are polar opposites offering a glimpse of future

French Open final between the Pole, a relaxed introvert, and the American Kenin, who displays a tightly strung intensity, will be a fascinating duel Just over eight months ago, the former world No 1 Garbiñe Muguruza arrived in the Australian Open final…

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French Open semi-finals: Rafael Nadal v Diego Schwartzman – live!

Novak Djokovic v Stefanos Tsitsipas to follow afterSwiatek sets up Roland Garros final against KeninAnd you can get in touch with Tumaini by email or Twitter 1.53pm BST A succinct demonstration of Diego Schwartzman’s incredible level against Nadal in R…

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French Open semi-finals: Swiatek v Podoroska and Kenin v Kvitova – live!

Live updates from the women’s semi-finals at Roland GarrosDjokovic reaches semi-finals but faces fitness battleEmail Tumaini or get in touch via Twitter @tumcarayol 3.19pm BST Six matches, six dominant performances from Swiatek and she marches into her…

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Rafael Nadal weathers cold and Jannik Sinner to reach French Open semi-final

12-time champion beats teenage opponent 7-6, 6-4, 6-1Spaniard will face Diego Schwartzman in semi-finalsRafael Nadal overcame his first real test at this year’s Roland Garros, beating 19 year-old Jannik Sinner 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-1 to reach the Roland Garro…

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French Open women’s doubles match under investigation for match-fixing

Yana Sizikova’s service game in first-round match in questionReport says hundreds of thousands wagered on service breakPolice in France are investigating a possible case of match-fixing at Roland Garros during a doubles match on Wednesday 30 September….

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Nadia Podoroska into semi-finals after dismantling No 3 seed Elina Svitolina

Argentinian outsider ranked world No 131 wins 6-2, 6-4 She will face either Iga Swiatek or Martina Trevisan in last fourThis was already a Roland Garros for the little person, a two-week affirmation of the quality of competition away from the top of th…

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French Open 2020: Kvitova through, Dimitrov and Djokovic in action – live!

Live updates from day nine at Roland GarrosZverev played Sinner with breathing problems and feverDrop Tumaini an email | Tweet @tumcarayol 11.38am BST No problem for the 7th seed on her second attempt at serving it out, closed to love with a searing b…

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French Open 2020: Kvitova through, Dimitrov and Djokovic in action – live!

Live updates from day nine at Roland GarrosZverev played Sinner with breathing problems and feverDrop Tumaini an email | Tweet @tumcarayol 11.38am BST No problem for the 7th seed on her second attempt at serving it out, closed to love with a searing b…

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French Open 2020: Kvitova through, Dimitrov and Djokovic in action – live!

Live updates from day nine at Roland GarrosZverev played Sinner with breathing problems and feverDrop Tumaini an email | Tweet @tumcarayol 11.38am BST No problem for the 7th seed on her second attempt at serving it out, closed to love with a searing b…

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Jannik Sinner beats Alexander Zverev to reach French Open last eight

Italian dismantles sixth seed 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3Zverev blames defeat on breathing problems and feverJust seven short years ago, 19-year-old Jannik Sinner’s gaze was fixed on the snowy mountains of South Tyrol, not Paris. He grew up as one of the best y…

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French Open 2020: Anderson v Rublev, Kvitová and Djokovic to follow – live!

Updates from day seven at Roland GarrosBig break for Thiem as Wawrinka loses to GastonEmail Tumaini or tweet him @tumcarayol 10.31am BST Andrey Rublev is rolling early on against Kevin Anderson. He leads 4-1* with one break.Pablo Carreno Busta has alre…