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French Open

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Alcaraz plays down chasing ‘impossible’ Nadal, Djokovic records

    Carlos Alcaraz said emulating Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's successes seems "impossible" after winning his maiden French Open title on Sunday with victory over Alexander Zverev. The 21-year-old came from behind to win 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 and claim his third Grand Slam triumph. Alcaraz's victory made him the youngest man to win Slam titles on clay, grass and hard courts. With Roger Federer retired, Nadal expected […]

todayJune 10, 2024 1

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Alcaraz tackles Tsitsipas at French Open as Swiatek targets semis

  Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas square off Tuesday in a repeat of their French Open quarter-final from last year, while Iga Swiatek looks to stay on track for a third consecutive Roland Garros title. Alcaraz appears to be moving through the gears in Paris after an injury-hit preparation, taking care of 21st seed Felix Auger-Aliassime with minimal fuss to make the last eight here for the third year on […]

todayJune 4, 2024 3

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Battle-tested Swiatek looks for French Open birthday boost

    Reigning champion Iga Swiatek will hope for an easier third round at the French Open as she turns 23 Friday after saving a match point against Naomi Osaka, while Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner both target a place in the last 16. Swiatek has emerged as the dominant women's force at Roland Garros, where she holds a 30-2 record and is a three-time winner following her breakthrough Grand […]

todayMay 31, 2024 4

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Djokovic moving in ‘positive direction’ at French Open

  Novak Djokovic believes he's moving in a "positive direction" as he targets a place in the last 32 of the French Open on Thursday. The world number one, chasing a fourth title at Roland Garros and record 25th Grand Slam, arrived in Paris in the midst of a worrying dry spell. For the first time since 2018, the 37-year-old has not made a final let alone add a title […]

todayMay 30, 2024 7

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Osaka ‘really excited to face’ Swiatek at French Open

    Naomi Osaka says she is "really excited" to face red-hot tournament favourite Iga Swiatek in the French Open second round on Wednesday, when men's title contenders Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz are also in action. Former world number one Osaka won a match at a Grand Slam event for the first time since the 2022 Australian Open with her opening victory over Lucia Bronzetti. The Japanese star returned […]

todayMay 29, 2024 6

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Seventh seed Ruud into French Open second round

    Norway's Casper Ruud started his bid for a maiden French Open title, after final defeats in each of the past two years, with a comfortable win against Brazilian qualifier Felipe Meligeni Alves on Tuesday. Ruud, who won clay-court titles in Barcelona and Geneva in the build-up to Roland Garros, cruised to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory and will next face either Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain or Monegasque […]

todayMay 28, 2024 4

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Djokovic looks to overcome ‘bumps in road’ at French Open

    Novak Djokovic begins the defence of his French Open title on Tuesday, confident his Grand Slam pedigree will help overcome his lacklustre season. The world number one, seeking a fourth Roland Garros title and record-extending 25th major, is enduring his worst run since 2018. Djokovic, 37, has not won a title in 2024 and has yet to make a final with semi-final spots at the Australian Open and […]

todayMay 28, 2024 5

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‘Proud’ Murray’s French Open career ended by Wawrinka in first round

    Andy Murray said he was "proud" after his French Open career ended Sunday with a first round defeat by 2015 champion and fellow three-time Grand Slam title winner Stan Wawrinka. Murray, the runner-up at Roland Garros in 2016, lost 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in his last singles appearance at the tournament before retiring later this year. The 37-year-old had already announced he plans to call time on his career […]

todayMay 27, 2024 4

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Nadal bidding to avoid early French Open exit

    Rafael Nadal admits he will be facing "one of the toughest opponents possible" when he plays Alexander Zverev in the French Open first round on Monday. This year's event was expected to be the 14-time champion's farewell to Roland Garros, but he has since insisted he could not confirm "100 percent" it would be his last appearance. Nadal has only played four tournaments since January 2023 after suffering […]

todayMay 27, 2024 7

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