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Andy Murray downbeat on chances of return to top | Tennis News – Times of India
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Andy Murray downbeat on chances of return to top | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Injury-plagued Andy Murray admitted on Monday it might not be realistic to expect him to recapture the golden days when he won three Grand Slam titles. Murray is on the comeback trail again at Queen's Club in London this week after another round of the fitness issues that have troubled him for several years. The 34 year-old Scot faces Benoit Paire on Tuesday at the Wimbledon warm-up event, which he has won five times. It will be his first singles match on grass for three years. Asked on Monday if he felt capable of getting close to the form that took him to the world number one ranking in 2016, Murray struck a downbeat tone. "I feel OK. I don't feel perfect, but I've been practising well over the last month or so, pretty consistently," he said. "The question mark is obviously wh...
Grieving Tsitsipas pulls out of Wimbledon warm-up in Halle | Tennis News – Times of India
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Grieving Tsitsipas pulls out of Wimbledon warm-up in Halle | Tennis News – Times of India

Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled out of the Wimbledon warm-up event in Halle, Germany, on Monday because of personal reasons after surrendering a two-set lead in his defeat against Novak Djokovic in Sunday's French Open final. Tsitsipas outplayed the Serbian world number one for the first two sets at Roland Garros, but his maiden Grand Slam final ended in defeat, ultimately losing 7-6(6) 6-2 3-6 2-6 4-6 in a gruelling contest over four hours and 11 minutes. Greece's Tsitsipas accepted a wild card into the ATP 500 grasscourt event in Halle and was also scheduled to play doubles with his younger brother Petros. "He will be replaced by lucky loser Yannick Hanfmann in the singles draw," the ATP said. The 22-year-old revealed in an emotional social media post on Monday that he had learned of the de...
Novak Djokovic makes history with 19th Grand Slam title in epic French Open final | Tennis News – Times of India
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Novak Djokovic makes history with 19th Grand Slam title in epic French Open final | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Novak Djokovic claimed a 19th Grand Slam title and became the first man in 52 years to win all four majors twice when he came from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a gripping French Open final on Sunday. The world number one triumphed 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 over the Greek 22-year-old who was playing in his first Slam final. Djokovic is now just one major away from equalling the all-time record of 20, jointly held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. 🔥Grand Slam Title Leaderboard 🔥2️⃣0️⃣ Roger Federer2️⃣0️⃣ Rafael Nadal1️⃣9️⃣ Novak Djokovic#RolandGarros https://t.co/j5ConjTZBN— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 1623606287000It was a second French Open crown for Djokovic after his 2016 victory and adds to his nine Australian Opens, five Wimbledon titles and three at the...
Novak Djokovic outlasts Stefanos Tsitsipas at French Open to win 19th major
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Novak Djokovic outlasts Stefanos Tsitsipas at French Open to win 19th major

Novak Djokovic came all the way back after dropping the first two sets to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the French Open final Sunday for his 19th Grand Slam title. Djokovic’s second trophy at Roland Garros moves him one major championship away from tying the men’s record of 20 shared by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. An unforgettable journey 🏆#RolandGarros | @DjokerNole pic.twitter.com/EHhcmo4eb2 — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 13, 2021 It also puts reigning Australian Open champion Djokovic halfway to a calendar-year Grand Slam, something no man has accomplished since Rod Laver in 1969. The 34-year-old Djokovic eliminated 13-time French Open champion Nadal in a semifinal that lasted more than four hours Friday night. That might be why the 22...
French Open Final: Novak Djokovic Crowned Roland Garros 2021 Champion, 19th Grand Slam Tile For The Serb
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French Open Final: Novak Djokovic Crowned Roland Garros 2021 Champion, 19th Grand Slam Tile For The Serb

Paris: After a tiring and, in many ways, historic French Open Final, Novak Djokovic has come out victorious. Djokovic won his 19th Grand Slam title and only his second Roland Garros title. Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-7(6-8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. After losing the first two sets, Djokovic came back strong to win three straight sets. With this win, Novak Djokovic has closed down the gap between the number of grand slams between him and Federer and Nadal - who are both at 20 grand slams each. The greek player who is currently the fifth seed could not prevail even after winning two sets in a row. It was Novak Djokovic's resilience and his ability to come back from a point where he could have easily lost the match.Many tennis experts are saying th...
In four-set classic against Rafael Nadal, the third is where Novak Djokovic won
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In four-set classic against Rafael Nadal, the third is where Novak Djokovic won

The 13-time champion Rafael Nadal lost only his third match at Roland Garros as Novak Djokovic prevailed 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2 in the semifinal on Friday night. The two rivals have faced each other 58 times, half of them in finals. But the tennis fraternity has already declared their latest clash as an instant classic. Nadal reeled off the first five games as many expected a rout similar to last year’s straight-set final. Djokovic avoided the bagel and struck back in the second. But it was the feature-length third set – 93 minutes full of plot twists and sublime tennis – that should be shelved among the greatest action-thrillers. Novak’s serve Two neat holds to 15 to kick off the third set was the calm before the storm. What followed was the two rivals scampering, retrievin...
Novak Djokovic conquers ‘Everest’ and eyes 52-year landmark at French Open | Tennis News – Times of India
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Novak Djokovic conquers ‘Everest’ and eyes 52-year landmark at French Open | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Novak Djokovic can become the first man in 52 years to win all four Grand Slam titles twice in the French Open final on Sunday after conquering Rafael Nadal, the 'Mount Everest' of Roland Garros. World number one Djokovic takes on Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas for the title with tennis history on the line. Victory for the Serb will take him alongside Roy Emerson and Rod Laver as the only men to capture the four majors more than once. It's an achievement that has proved even beyond the capabilities of Nadal and Roger Federer. It is so rare an accomplishment that it hasn't happened since 1969 when Laver completed his second calendar Grand Slam. Djokovic can pocket a 19th Slam with victory and move just one behind the record of 20 jointly held by Nadal and Federer. Djokovic insists th...
Novak Djokovic defeats 13-time champion Rafael Nadal in ‘greatest’ French Open display | Tennis News – Times of India
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Novak Djokovic defeats 13-time champion Rafael Nadal in ‘greatest’ French Open display | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Novak Djokovic handed 13-time champion Rafael Nadal only his third defeat in 16 years and 108 matches at the French Open on Friday to reach his sixth Roland Garros final in an epic showdown which even beat the country's Covid-19 curfew. In their 58th career clash, Djokovic triumphed 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 and stays on course to capture a 19th major and become the first man in over 50 years to win all four Slams twice. Djokovic, the 2016 champion in Paris who had also beaten Nadal at the 2015 tournament, will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday's final in what will be his 29th championship match at the Slams. 🇬🇷Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Novak Djokovic🇷🇸It all comes down to this. #RolandGarros https://t.co/Mm1ijaynFj— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 1623448185000Tsitsipas had earlier bec...
Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic, French Open 2021 Live: Chapter 58 of ‘historic rivalry’ for Djokovic, Nadal at Roland Garros
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Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic, French Open 2021 Live: Chapter 58 of ‘historic rivalry’ for Djokovic, Nadal at Roland Garros

French Open 2021 Live, Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic: Chapter 58 of 'historic rivalry' for Djokovic, Nadal at Roland GarrosLIVE NOWRafael Nadal meets Novak Djokovic for the 58th time in what’s being billed as the final before the final in Roland Garros 2021. With Djokovic leading 29-28 in head-to-head contest, Nadal will also be looking to draw level with the World No.1 as the two heavyweights lock horns in the second semi-final. The 13-time French Open champion, Nadal will start as favourite, buoyed by his 7-1 record against Serbian in Paris. Check out the live updates from the French Open 2021 men's semi-final featuring Nadal and Djokovic on TimesofIndia.com.Read LessTHE TIMES OF INDIA | Jun 11, 2021, 22:14:52 ISTFacebookTwitterLinkedinEMail Source link
French Open: Let battle commence, says Djokovic ahead of Nadal showdown | Tennis News – Times of India
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French Open: Let battle commence, says Djokovic ahead of Nadal showdown | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal will add another chapter to their rivalry when they face off in a much-anticipated clash on Friday but there will be more at stake than just a spot in the French Open final. A semi-final battle between world number one Djokovic and 13-time Roland Garros winner Nadal was the expected outcome once they were placed on the same side of the draw after the Spaniard slipped down the rankings to third behind Russian Daniil Medvedev. It would be a 58th career meeting between the pair with Nadal looking to draw level with Djokovic on 29 wins while the victor would also book a 29th Grand Slam final appearance, behind only Roger Federer on 31. The 35-year-old Spaniard, a year older than Djokovic, is, however, the more dominant of the two on clay and has gone on ...
Chapter 58 for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal at French Open | Tennis News – Times of India
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Chapter 58 for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal at French Open | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal clash for the 58th time on Friday on the same court where they first met 15 years ago with a place in the French Open final at stake. It is tennis's greatest modern rivalry between two men who have harvested 38 Grand Slam titles between them and 72 Masters. Djokovic has spent more weeks at world number one than any other player while 13-time French Open winner Nadal has not been out of the top 10 in 16 years. Nadal will start Friday's semi-final as favourite, buoyed by his record of 105 wins and just two losses in his Roland Garros career. The 35-year-old also has the edge over Djokovic on clay with a 19-7 career lead and 7-1 in Paris. Djokovic hasn't beaten Nadal on the surface since Rome in 2016. He can, however, boast being one of only two men t...
Djokovic-Nadal, Tsitsipas-Zverev in French Open semifinals
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Djokovic-Nadal, Tsitsipas-Zverev in French Open semifinals

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal know there’s something special about the two of them meeting in the French Open semifinals — even if they’d prefer, of course, for it to happen a round later. “Each time we face each other, there’s that extra tension and expectations,” the top-seeded Djokovic said. “Just vibes are different walking on the court with him.” The third-seeded Nadal’s take? “In some way,” he said, “we are practicing, we are living the sport, for these moments.” Whatever the quality of play might be between Nadal and Djokovic in Paris on Friday — their semifinal will follow the one between No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece and No. 6 Alexander Zverev of Germany — the numbers associated with the matchup are overwhelming. Start with the big picture: Nadal is two wins...
Nadal overcomes tough Schwartzman test to reach 14th French Open semis | Tennis News – Times of India
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Nadal overcomes tough Schwartzman test to reach 14th French Open semis | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Rafael Nadal reached a record-extending 14th French Open semi-final on Wednesday with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 win over Diego Schwartzman, setting up a potential last-four showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic. Nadal, bidding for a 14th Roland Garros title and record 21st major triumph, dropped his first set at the tournament since 2019 -- ending a run of 36 consecutive sets won in Paris by the Spanish third seed. The 35-year-old Nadal extended his incredible French Open record to 105 wins and two losses as he advanced to his 35th Grand Slam semi-final. He beat Argentine 10th seed Schwartzman in the last four of the 2020 edition. "It's always incredible for me to return to the semi-finals for another time," said Nadal. "Diego is such an amazing player with so much talent, tod...
Merciless Rafael Nadal marches into French Open quarter-finals | Tennis News – Times of India
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Merciless Rafael Nadal marches into French Open quarter-finals | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Rafael Nadal reached the French Open quarter-finals for the 15th time on Monday with a straight sets win over Italy's Jannik Sinner to stay on course for a 14th Roland Garros title and record-setting 21st Grand Slam. Third seed Nadal downed 19-year-old Sinner 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 and goes on to face 10th-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina who he defeated in the semi-finals last year. Nadal has now won 104 matches at Roland Garros against just two defeats since his 2005 debut while Monday's victory extended his run of consecutive sets won in Paris to 35. The 35-year-old Spanish world number three is seeded to face Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals. World number one Djokovic defeated Sinner's compatriot Lorenzo Musetti who had to retire in the fifth set having stunned the Serb by takin...
Novak Djokovic survives French Open scare before teenager Lorenzo Musetti quits | Tennis News – Times of India
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Novak Djokovic survives French Open scare before teenager Lorenzo Musetti quits | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Novak Djokovic survived a major scare from teenager Lorenzo Musetti on Monday to reach a 15th French Open quarter-final and stay on course to become the first man in over 50 years to win all four Grand Slams twice. The world number one dropped the first two sets, then comfortably levelled before the 19-year-old Italian retired in the final set. Djokovic's 6-7 (7/9), 6-7 (2/7), 6-1, 6-0, 4-0 win set up a last-eight clash with Matteo Berrettini, another Italian, who progressed after Roger Federer's withdrawal. Djokovic, the 2016 champion and chasing a 19th major, was facing his earliest exit in Paris since 2009 when 19-year-old Musetti stormed through the first two sets, hitting blistering winners and finding the acutest of angles. But the 76th-ranked Italian, making his Grand Slam...
Novak Djokovic overcomes 2-set deficit at French Open, applauds 19-year-old rival’s grit
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Novak Djokovic overcomes 2-set deficit at French Open, applauds 19-year-old rival’s grit

Novak Djokovic rallied from a two-set deficit to win for the fifth time in his career. He beat 19-year-old Lorenzo Musetti of Italy, who retired with an injury two games from defeat in the fourth round at the French Open. Musetti took a medical timeout after the fourth set, briefly left the court, and conceded after losing the next four games. Respect 👏#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/XT32zvZJfA — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 7, 2021 The score was 6-7 (7), 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-0, 4-0. Djokovic lost only 10 points in the third set and four in the fourth, and won the final 13 games. Seeded No. 1, Djokovic remained in contention for his second French Open title, and his 19th at a Grand Slam. He improved to 34-10 in five-setters. Insane how Djokovic won this point!! His powers ...
Wimbledon calls to Federer to keep Grand Slam legacy alive | Tennis News – Times of India
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Wimbledon calls to Federer to keep Grand Slam legacy alive | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Roger Federer's withdrawal from the French Open paves the way for the Swiss legend to secure his Grand Slam legacy at Wimbledon where he hopes to win a ninth title and 21st major. With his 40th birthday just two months away, Federer was acutely aware that his chances of adding a second Roland Garros title to his sole triumph in 2009 were between slim and non-existent. He has lost four finals in Paris, all to Rafael Nadal. His last appearance in the championship match was back in 2011. Nadal could even be the first man to 21 Grand Slams with another French Open victory next weekend. If 13-time champion Nadal is the undisputed heavyweight champion of Roland Garros with a record of 103 wins against just two defeats, then Federer rules at the All England Club. Federer has eight title...
Stefanos Tsitsipas sweeps into French Open quarter-finals | Tennis News – Times of India
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Stefanos Tsitsipas sweeps into French Open quarter-finals | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the French Open quarter-finals on Sunday for the second year running with a 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 victory over Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta. The Greek fifth seed will take on two-time Grand Slam runner-up Daniil Medvedev or Chile's Cristian Garin for a spot in the last four. Tsitsipas, 22, has reached the semi-finals at the past two majors, and was beaten in a thrilling five-setter by Novak Djokovic at last year's Roland Garros. He has won a tour-leading 37 matches this season, including 20 on clay. Source link
French Open: Novak Djokovic marches into fourth round with Ricardas Berankis thrashing | Tennis News – Times of India
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French Open: Novak Djokovic marches into fourth round with Ricardas Berankis thrashing | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: World number one Novak Djokovic booked his spot in the second week of the French Open with a dominant 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 third-round win over 93rd-ranked Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis on Saturday. The 34-year-old Serbian came into the match with a 3-0 head-to-head record against Berankis, who had never won a set in their previous meetings, and put in a clinical show on Philippe Chatrier court to stay on course for a 19th Grand Slam title. Djokovic broke his opponent's serve six times in the match and such was his domination that he did not face a single breakpoint on his own, losing just five points off his first service. It is the 12th straight year that Djokovic has reached the fourth round at Roland Garros - a record in the Open Era in Paris and breaking a tie with Rafael Nadal and ...