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French Open delays by a week due to Covid and crunches grass-court season

Second tennis major of 2021 will now run 23 May to 13 JuneSeveral grass-court events may have to reschedule or cancel The French Open has been postponed by a week due to Covid-19 measures in the country. The French Tennis Federation confirmed on Thursd…

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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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Rafael Nadal destroys Djokovic in 13th French Open victory – video report

Rafael Nadal destroyed Novak Djokovic in a comfortable afternoon for the Spaniard winning in straight sets 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. The world No 2 equals Roger Federer’s record of 20 grand slam titles. The victory is Nadal’s 13th title at Roland Garros. ‘I was c…

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Rafael Nadal demolishes Novak Djokovic to win 13th French Open title

World No 2 thrashes No 1 seed 6-0, 6-2, 7-5Spaniard equals Roger Federer’s haul of 20 grand slam titlesNovak Djokovic drove Rafael Nadal to almost unprecedented heights of excellence but was powerless to stop his old rival winning his 13th French Open …

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‘Everybody went crazy in Poland’: Swiatek celebrates French Open win – video

Iga Swiatek has become the first Polish player to win a grand slam after beating American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 at the French Open. The 19-year-old spoke the day after her victory saying that the success is ‘still pretty overwhelming for me … I’m happ…

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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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Iga Swiatek demolishes Sofia Kenin in final to make French Open history

First Pole to win a grand slam beats American 6-4, 6-1 19-year-old is youngest Paris winner since Monica Seles in 1992Iga Swiatek, the Polish teenager who arrived in Paris ranked 54 in the world, leaves as her country’s first grand slam champion after …

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Djokovic’s gift to unsettle threatens Rafael Nadal’s kingdom

The Serbian brings the element of uncertainty that will test Nadal in the French Open finalRafael Nadal has owned Roland Garros for nearly all of his career. Whether Novak Djokovic can take over the lease on Sunday afternoon depends on two factors: the…

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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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Britain’s Alfie Hewett wins wheelchair singles title at French Open

Hewett beat Joachim Gerard 6-4, 4-6, 6-3British No 1 had also lifted doubles trophyAlfie Hewett won his fourth grand slam singles title with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Belgium’s Joachim Gerard in the final of the men’s wheelchair singles at the Frenc…

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Rafael Nadal passes Schwartzman test to reach 13th French Open final

12-time champion wins 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 against ArgentinianSpaniard now has sights on 20th major title victoryRafael Nadal sprinted to the semi-finals of the 2020 French Open in just 10 hours without dropping a set before running into a three-hour roadbloc…

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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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Iga Swiatek thrashes Nadia Podoroska to reach French Open final

Polish teenager beats Argentinian qualifier 6-2, 6-1Swiatek to face Sofia Kenin in Saturday’s finalIga Swiatek’s surname might be as difficult for some to pronounce as her wicked forehand is to read, but the Polish teenager has moved into the final of …

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Iga Swiatek thrashes Nadia Podoroska to reach French Open final

Polish teenager beats Argentinian qualifier 6-2, 6-1Swiatek to face Sofia Kenin in Saturday’s finalIga Swiatek’s surname might be as difficult for some to pronounce as her wicked forehand is to read, but the Polish teenager has moved into the final of …

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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…