Tag: Tennis

Grand Slam clock ticking for weary Serena

Paris (AFP) – With her 38th birthday fast approaching, the clock is ticking for Serena Williams and on her pursuit of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. The American star won her most recent major at the Australian Open in 2017 while pregnant. However, the all-time record of 24 majors set by […]

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Steady as He Goes: Roger Federer on Success, Staying Power and 20 Years at the French Open

CHUR, Switzerland — Roger Federer had just finished his soup and was dubious. “Come on!” he said. “Nobody else left?” No, not a soul. Of the 128 players who took part in the 1999 French Open singles tournament, Federer is the last one still playing singles on tour. That French Open was Federer’s first Grand […]

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Nadal overtakes Federer’s top-10 streak

Rafael Nadal has now occupied a place in the world’s top 10 for 735 consecutive weeks, passing Roger Federer for the second-longest streak in the history of the ATP rankings. Nadal made a statement on Sunday ahead of defending his French Open title in Paris, despatching Novak Djokovic 6-0 4-6 6-1 in the Internazionali d’Italia final. […]

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Nadal clear French Open favourite – Djokovic

Novak Djokovic believes Rafael Nadal is the clear favourite to win yet another French Open. Nadal finally claimed his first title of the year on Sunday, crushing Djokovic 6-0 4-6 6-1 in the Internazionali d’Italia final. The Spaniard is a record 11-time champion at Roland Garros and Djokovic feels Nadal will be hard to stop […]

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Osaka, Federer withdraw from Italian Open

ROME – Roger Federer and top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew before their Italian Open quarterfinals because of injuries on Friday. Federer reported a right leg injury ahead of his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas, while Osaka said her right hand was injured before she was to play Kiki Bertens. Federer and Osaka both won two matches on […]

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