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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...
French Open organisers defend Osaka handling, say ‘can do better’ on mental health | Tennis News – Times of India
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French Open organisers defend Osaka handling, say ‘can do better’ on mental health | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: French Open organisers defended their handling of the Naomi Osaka situation on Sunday but accepted that the governing bodies need to do better on mental health issues following the Japanese player's exit from the Grand Slam over her media boycott. Osaka announced in the build-up to the French Open that she would not attend the mandatory post-match press conferences for players, saying the questioning by journalists impacts her mental well-being. The four-time Grand Slam winner stuck to her stance and did not face the media after her opening win, leading to a $15,000 fine and a strongly-worded letter from the board of the four Grand Slam tournaments warning her of possible expulsion from Roland Garros and future majors. Japan's Osaka ended the stand-off with the French tennis fede...
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...
Czech Krejcikova adds women’s doubles to singles title at Roland Garros | Tennis News – Times of India
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Czech Krejcikova adds women’s doubles to singles title at Roland Garros | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Czech Barbora Krejcikova completed a singles-doubles title sweep at the French Open on Sunday when she lifted the women's doubles trophy with compatriot Katerina Siniakova, beating Iga Swiatek and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 6-2. Krejcikova became the first player to win both the women's singles and doubles title in Paris since Frenchwoman Mary Pierce completed the feat in 2000. The 25-year-old Krejcikova, who will climb to 15th in singles following her maiden Grand Slam singles title on Saturday, will return as the world number one doubles player when the rankings are updated on Monday. Swiatek, the 2020 singles champion, and Mattek-Sands were playing only their third tournament together and found the going tough against Siniakova's nimble movement and skilful netplay and Krejcik...
French Open: After toppling Nadal, Djokovic hopes to be ready for Tsitsipas
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French Open: After toppling Nadal, Djokovic hopes to be ready for Tsitsipas

After dethroning ‘king of clay’ Rafa Nadal at the French Open, Novak Djokovic will next face a first-time Grand Slam finalist in Stefanos Tsitsipas as the world number one bids to become the first man in the open era to win all four majors at least twice. Roy Emerson and Rod Laver are the only men to have won each of the four Grand Slams on two or more occasions but no one has achieved the feat since 1968, when the sport allowed professional players to compete at the majors. A second trophy at Roland Garros, after his 2016 triumph on the red clay, on Sunday will also give the 34-year-old Serbian his 19th Grand Slam title – one short of Nadal and Roger Federer’s men’s record. His challenger will be a 22-year-old who is bidding to become the first Greek to win a singles major...
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...
French Open: Tsitsipas overcomes Zverev fightback to reach first major final
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French Open: Tsitsipas overcomes Zverev fightback to reach first major final

Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas staved off a fightback from German Alexander Zverev to win 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3 in a scintillating French Open clash on Friday (Jun 11) and book a maiden Grand Slam final spot. Tsitsipas got an early break in the opening set, aided by two double faults from Zverev, and remained solid against the German’s heavy groundstrokes to hold onto his narrow advantage on a sun-bathed Philippe Chatrier court. Hellas History 🙌#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/Kq378soSs2 — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 11, 2021 US Open finalist Zverev built a 3-0 lead at the start of the second set but Tsitsipas showed exemplary athleticism and staunch defence to win the next six games, leaving Zverev staring at his coaching team bewildered. The sixth-seeded German, h...
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...
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...
Defending champion Swiatek crashes out of French Open in quarter-finals | Tennis News – Times of India
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Defending champion Swiatek crashes out of French Open in quarter-finals | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Defending champion Iga Swiatek was knocked out 4-6, 4-6 by Greek Maria Sakkari in the French Open quarter-finals, leaving the women's draw wide open on Wednesday. The 20-year-old Pole, who took an off-court medical timeout early in the second set, was overwhelmed by Sakkari's power and pace on court Philippe Chatrier with up to almost 5,000 spectators now allowed to attend. World number nine Swiatek, bidding to become the first woman to retain her title since Justine Henin in 2007, got off to a confident start but lacked her usual poise against Sakkari, who dictated most of the points and was greatly helped by her opponent's unforced errors. Consider the moment seized 👏In her first career major quarter-final, 🇬🇷@mariasakkari earns the upset over defendi… https://t.co/y2RURKABUa— ...
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...
Rafael Nadal ousts Jannik Sinner to march into 15th French Open quarter-final
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Rafael Nadal ousts Jannik Sinner to march into 15th French Open quarter-final

Claycourt king Rafael Nadal overcame a wobbly start to subdue Italian teenager Jannik Sinner 7-5 6-3 6-0 on Monday and book a place in the French Open quarter-finals. The Spanish defending champion, looking to claim a record-extending 14th Roland Garros singles title and become the only man to win 21 Grand Slam singles crowns, has won 35 consecutive sets in Paris. Jeu, set, match: Nadal @RafaelNadal makes it 35 sets in a row at #RolandGarros as he dismisses Sinner 7-5, 6-3, 6-0. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/VALFKoXY8K — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 7, 2021 World number 19 Sinner, who at 19 years old has been labelled as the next big thing in tennis, hit a brick wall on court Philippe Chatrier after leading 5-3 in the opening set. Third seed Nadal will face Diego Schwartzman for...
French Open: India’s campaign ends as Bopanna crashes out in men’s doubles
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French Open: India’s campaign ends as Bopanna crashes out in men’s doubles

India’s campaign in the French Open came to an end as Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Franko Skugor lost their men’s doubles quarterfinal here on Monday. The 41-year-old Bopanna and Skugor went down 5-7 3-6 to the Spanish duo of Pablo Andujar and Pedro Martinez in a match that lasted one hour and 17 minutes. The unseeded Indo-Croat pairing had received a walkover in the pre-quarters on Sunday against Netherlands’ Matwe Middelkoop and Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador. Last week, Divij Sharan and Ankita Raina had lost their opening round matches of men’s and women’s doubles events respectively In the singles events, Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Guneswaran and Ankita had failed to enter the main draw. Source link
Serena Williams knocked out of French Open by Elena Rybakina as quest for 24th Slam goes on | Tennis News – Times of India
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Serena Williams knocked out of French Open by Elena Rybakina as quest for 24th Slam goes on | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Serena Williams' latest quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title ended with a 6-3, 7-5 defeat by Kazakh 21st seed Elena Rybakina in the French Open last 16 on Sunday. The 39-year-old American, still one short of Margaret Court's all-time record of most Grand Slam singles titles, has not gone beyond the fourth round at Roland Garros since losing the 2016 final. Russian-born Rybakina, 21, extended her best run at a major as she advanced to her first quarter-final, where she will face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a spot in the last four. "I am so happy with my match, it was amazing," said Rybakina, who at 22 is the highest-ranked player left in her half of the draw. "Of course I was nervous, I was not serving that well in the game before, but I am happy that I managed to c...
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...
Medvedev cruises into quarter-finals to continue new romance with clay | Tennis News – Times of India
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Medvedev cruises into quarter-finals to continue new romance with clay | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Second seed Daniil Medvedev's new love affair with clay continued to blossom on Sunday with the Russian marching into the quarter-finals of the French Open with a commanding 6-2, 6-1, 7-5 win over Chilean 22nd seed Cristian Garin. Medvedev, who has reached two Grand Slam finals on hardcourts but had never won a match in four previous appearances on the red clay at Roland Garros, came into the clash against Garin having lost in their previous meeting on clay, at the Madrid Masters. But Garin failed to put up much resistance as the rangy Russian peppered the sun-bathed Suzanne Lenglen court with winners, especially from his laser-precise backhand, breaking his opponent's serve twice in each of the first two sets. Second seed. Second week✌️@DaniilMedwed downs Garin 6-2, 6-1, 7-5 to ...