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Tennis-Safarova silences Ivanovic to reach first slam final

Jun 4th 2015
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Lucie Safarova became the first Czech woman in 34 years to reach the French Open final after she produced a sensational fightback to topple 2008 champion Ana Ivanovic 7-5 7-5 on Thursday.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Djokovic still faces rocky road to French glory

Jun 4th 2015
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's muted celebrations after ending Rafa Nadal's reign as claycourt king were partly out of respect for his Spanish victim but mainly due to the fact the his French Open mission is far from accomplished.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open men's doubles semifinal results

Jun 4th 2015
June 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Doubles Semifinal matches on Thursday 3-Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo (Croatia/Brazil) beat 5-Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau (Netherlands/Romania) 6-3 7-5 1-Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (U.S.) beat 6-Simone Bolelli/Fabio Fognini (Italy) 6-3 6-3






ANALYSIS-Tennis-Nadal a spent force? No! say his rivals

Jun 4th 2015
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's brutal French Open defeat at the hands of Novak Djokovic on Wednesday provoked the predictable question of whether the Spaniard's career is in terminal decline.






Tennis-Djokovic seals spot at ATP year-ender

Jun 4th 2015
LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic will bid for a record fourth successive ATP World Tour Finals crown in London later this year after becoming the first man to qualify for the season-ender.






Tennis-Nadal still upbeat for rest of the year

Jun 4th 2015
June 4 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal believes he can recover from his crushing French Open quarter-final defeat by Novak Djokovic and return even stronger.






Tennis-Djokovic v Nadal stats in French Open quarter-final

Jun 3rd 2015
PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - Following are some key stats from world number one Novak Djokovic's 7-5 6-3 6-1 victory over nine-times champion Rafa Nadal. DJOKOVIC NADAL Aces 3 3 Double Faults 0 2 Break points converted 7/18 2/5 Winners 45 16 Forehand winners 18 3 Backhand winner 5 1 Volley winners 8 4 Unforce






Tennis-French Open order of play on Thursday

Jun 3rd 2015
PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - Singles order of play on show courts on the 12th day of the French Open on Thursday (all matches quarter-finals, times GMT, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray sets up Djokovic showdown at Roland Garros

Jun 3rd 2015
PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - Andy Murray preserved his 100 percent claycourt record in 2015 to reach the French Open semi-finals with a 7-6(4) 6-2 5-7 6-1 win over Spanish warrior David Ferrer on Wednesday.






REFILE-ANALYSIS-Tennis-Sense of anti-climax as Nadal's reign ended by Djokovic

Jun 3rd 2015
June 3 (Reuters) - An almost deathly hush descended as Serbian Novak Djokovic administered the last rites on Rafa Nadal's reign of dominance at the French Open on Wednesday.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Djokovic ends Nadal's remarkable reign in brutal fashion

Jun 3rd 2015
PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - It was sharp, quick and brutal as Novak Djokovic finally dropped the French Open guillotine on Rafa Nadal -- ending the most remarkable of Roland Garros reigns in ruthless fashion on Wednesday.






Tennis-Djokovic not getting carried away after breakthrough win

Jun 3rd 2015
PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic is keeping his feet firmly planted on the ground after his awe-inspiring quarter-final victory over nine-times champion Rafa Nadal at the French Open on Wednesday.






REFILE-Tennis-I had it coming, Nadal admits after French Open defeat

Jun 3rd 2015
PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - It was only his second defeat in 11 years and 72 matches at Roland Garros, yet it came as little surprise for Rafa Nadal as the nine-times champion admitted he had his French Open quarter-final defeat to Novak Djokovic coming.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open mixed doubles semifinal results

Jun 3rd 2015
June 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Mixed Doubles Semifinal matches on Wednesday Lucie Hradecka/Marcin Matkowski (Czech Republic/Poland) beat Zheng Jie/Henri Kontinen (China/Finland) 7-5 7-6(5) 2-Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Mike Bryan (U.S.) beat Katarina Srebotnik/Horia Tecau (Slovenia/Romania) 4-6 6-3 10-8






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open men's singles quarterfinal results

Jun 3rd 2015
June 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Wednesday 3-Andy Murray (Britain) beat 7-David Ferrer (Spain) 7-6(4) 6-2 5-7 6-1 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 6-Rafa Nadal (Spain) 7-5 6-3 6-1






Tennis-Murray sets up Djokovic showdown at Roland Garros

Jun 3rd 2015
PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - Andy Murray preserved his 100 percent claycourt record in 2015 to reach the French Open semi-finals with a 7-6(4) 6-2 5-7 6-1 win over Spanish warrior David Ferrer on Wednesday.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Djokovic thrashes Nadal to reach French Open semis

Jun 3rd 2015
PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic handed nine-times champion Rafa Nadal his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros to reach the semi-finals of the French Open with a devastating and thoroughly one-sided 7-5 6-3 6-1 win on Wednesday.






Tennis-Serena overcomes French Open doubts with 20th major in sight

Jun 3rd 2015
PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - If there were any lingering doubts that Serena Williams could claim a third French Open title at this year's tournament they were swiftly dispelled in an expertly-executed quarter-final victory over Sara Errani on Wednesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open hopeful Bacsinszky gets her hands dirty

Jun 3rd 2015
PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - Not satisfied with toppling little-known Belgian Alison van Uytvanck 6-4 7-5 to reach her first grand slam semi-final at the French Open on Wednesday -- Timea Bacsinszky wanted a lasting souvenir of her achievement.






Tennis-Djokovic hands Nadal second French Open defeat to reach last four

Jun 3rd 2015
PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic handed nine-times champion Rafa Nadal of Spain his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros to reach the semi-finals of the French Open with a 7-5 6-3 6-1 win on Wednesday.