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Djokovic fumes over ‘hurricane conditions’ as Thiem reaches French Open final – video

Novak Djokovic’s 26-match grand slam winning streak ended after Dominic Thiem beat the world No 1 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 in a wind-whipped and rain-interrupted match that spanned more than four hours over two days. Djokovic called conditions ‘one…

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Dominic Thiem ends Novak Djokovic’s slam streak to reach French Open final

• Thiem wins in five sets to set up repeat of 2018 final with Nadal• Austrian ends Djokovic’s bid to hold four majors at same timeThere will be no second “Nole slam” for Novak Djokovic after the world No 1’s quest to win four consecutive grand slam tit…

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Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem: French Open semi-final – live!

French Open semi-final continues after rain delayNadal ousts Federer in straight sets to reach finalAnd feel free to email Tom with your thoughts 11.29am BST Third set: *Djokovic 2-6, 6-3, 4-4 Thiem (*denotes server): Thiem’s groundstrokes are just not…

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French Open semi-finals: Konta v Vondrousova, Barty v Anisimova – live!

Federer v Nadal, Djokovic v Thiem coming upFederer the underdog against old rival NadalYou can email Katy here or tweet her here 10.01am BST So, what of Konta? A year ago the British No 1 turned on the “bastard” British press in an awkward press confer…

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French Open semi-finals: Konta v Vondrousova, Barty v Anisimova – live!

Federer v Nadal, Djokovic v Thiem coming upFederer the underdog against old rival NadalYou can email Katy here or tweet her here 10.01am BST So, what of Konta? A year ago the British No 1 turned on the “bastard” British press in an awkward press confer…

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Novak Djokovic sails past Zverev and into semi-final with Dominic Thiem

• World No 1 defeats German No 5 seed 7-5, 6-2, 6-2• Thiem makes short work of Karen Khachanov 6-2, 6-4, 6-2Novak Djokovic reached the last of his nine French Open semi-finals in 2016 but the world No 1 could hardly have announced his return to the con…

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Djokovic continues calm French Open progress as Nishikori battles past Paire

• Djokovic easily beat Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-2, 6-2• Nishikori goes into quarter-finals with five-set win over PaireTop seed Novak Djokovic’s untroubled progress continued at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victor…

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French Open 2019: Kenin v Barty, Siniakova v Keys and more – live!

Keep up with all the action from Roland GarrosKonta reaches last eight | Federer and Nadal on courseEmail jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com | Tweet @JacobSteinberg 11.12am BST Serving for the second set at 5-3, a wonderful backhand winner from Sofia Kenn…

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French Open 2019: Halep, Djokovic, Osaka and more – live!

Live updates from Roland Garros with both top seeds in actionFederer catches fire, Nadal survives stutterFeel free to email Alex or tweet @A_Hess 10.46am BST Tsurenko shows some glimpses of what she can do, pinning Halep to the baseline with a blitz of…

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French Open 2019: Osaka v Nara, plus Edmund in action on day five – live!

Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep in actionNadal shows title credentials in win over MadenGet in touch! Email Jacob or tweet him here 10.30am BST Naomi Osaka gets on the board. There’ll be no first-set bagel this time. But she still trails Azarenka by tw…

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Rafael Nadal home from home and looking for a round dozen at Roland Garros

• Spain’s No 2 seed gets off to straight-sets win at Roland Garros• Novak Djokovic makes similarly short work of Hubert HurkaczThe weight of history is bearing down on Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic more heavily than usual this year, although there we…

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French Open 2019, day two: Konta, Nadal and Djokovic in action – live!

Get all the latest updates from Roland GarrosKonta puts faith in good feeling to banish past failingsFeel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 11.26am BST The men’s No15 seed, Nikoloz Basilashvili, is in serious trouble on Court 9, at 4-6, 1-6, …

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French Open men’s form guide: the players to watch at Roland Garros | Jacob Steinberg

Rafael Nadal is the favourite to win a 12th French Open title but several players could challenge the champion in ParisUntouchable when he won his 15th major at the Australian Open, the world No 1 can make more history in Paris. Three years after compl…

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Katie Boulter makes surprise return in French Open draw after withdrawing

• Briton withdrew from tournament 17 days ago with back injury• Johanna Konta given qualifier, Rafael Nadal gets twoRafael Nadal could hardly have asked for an easier entry into the French Open – two qualifiers to lift his spirits while Novak Djokovic …

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Novak Djokovic eyes Paris after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas to win Madrid Open

• World No 1 defeats 20-year-old Greek 6-3, 6-4 in final • Djokovic’s 33rd Masters title puts him alongside Rafael NadalNovak Djokovic, without a trophy since the Australian Open and distracted for too long by off-court politics, ground down the best y…

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Novak Djokovic digs deep to edge past Dominic Thiem into Madrid final

• World No 1 wins 7-6, 7-6 and will face Nadal or Tsitsipas• Kiki Bertens beats Simona Halep 6-4, 6-4 in women’s finalNovak Djokovic might never unseat the king of clay, Rafael Nadal, but the world No 1 showed why he remains the most lethal heir appare…

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Roger Federer beats Gaël Monfils in Madrid and claims 1,200th win

• Federer saves match points and wins 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (3)• Novak Djokovic eases to 6-1, 7-6 (2) victory against ChardyRoger Federer, as only he would dare to do, serve-volleyed on second serve to save one of two match points and then went on to claim the…

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Novak Djokovic gives a qualified backing to disgraced Justin Gimelsto

• World No 1 leaves door open for American• Gimelstob resigned from ATP players’ councilAt the risk of catapulting Justin Gimelstob into a stratosphere beyond the imaginings of his own ego, Novak Djokovic on Monday first buried his old friend then prai…

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Tennis the loser in feud between Novak Djokovic and Chris Kermode | Kevin Mitchell

The ousting of the ATP chairman will leave a vacuum at the top of the sport at a time when strong leadership is requiredThis is the story of a pointless coup. Engineered by Novak Djokovic and facilitated by a small group in the ATP players’ council, it…

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Novak Djokovic achieves ‘absolute perfection’ in routing Rafael Nadal | Kevin Mitchell

The Serb moves into another area of excellence in winning the Australian Open and sets his sights on the ‘ultimate challenge’ of beating Nadal on clay in ParisNovak Djokovic is the best tennis player in the world: now, and for the foreseeable future, p…