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Tag: French Open

Djokovic, Federer, Nadal primed to tighten Wimbledon grip

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are set to tighten their private stranglehold on Wimbledon as rivals struggle to keep afloat as they bid to dethrone the sport's A-list stars.

Barty, Williams, Osaka eye women’s Wimbledon crown

Ashleigh Barty goes into Wimbledon buoyed while several of her rivals including Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka struggle to rebound.

Barty looking forward to fresh start on grass

Newly-crowned French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is looking forward to a fresh start as she gets ready to begin her build-up to Wimbledon on Birmingham's grass courts next week.

Sanguine Nadal says he is not obsessed about Federer’s record

Rafael Nadal takes sole ownership of one record when he claimed a 12th French Open title but says matching Roger Federer's haul of 20 Grand Slams will not become an obsession.

Mladenovic and Babos claim women’s doubles title in Paris

Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic takes home the French Open title for women's doubles tennis.

Ultimate challenge in danger of becoming mission impossible for Thiem

Beating Rafael Nadal may have already become mission impossible for Dominic Thiem, even before Sunday's French Open final gets underway.

Barty party underway as Ashleigh triumphs in Paris

Ashleigh Barty celebrates her Grand Slam victory over Marketa Vondrousova at the 2019 French Open.

Unseeded Germans Krawietz and Mies take men’s doubles title in Paris

Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies of Germany claim their first Grand Slam title when they beat France's Fabrice Martin and Jeremy Chardy 6-2 7-6(3) in the doubles final.

Thiem ends Djokovic history bid, faces Nadal in Roland Garros final

Fourth seeded Dominic Thiem stunts the crowd by defeating champ Novak Djokovic at the French Open and will face Rafael Nadal at the finals.

Barty looks to end 46-year Aussie drought in Paris

If she wins the title, Ashleigh Barty will be number two in the rankings, the best for an Australian woman since Goolagong Cawley in 1976.

Djokovic in trouble as rain stops play

Novak Djokovic is bidding to become the first man in the professional era to twice hold the four big prizes in tennis simultaneously.

Nadal too strong for Federer in Paris, reaches 12th final

Rafael Nadal charges into his 12th French Open final with his stunning 6-3 6-4 6-2 victory over old foe Roger Federer.

Barty, Vondrousova shrug off sexism row to reach Roland Garros final

Ashleigh Barty and Marketa Vondrousova set up a Roland Garros final showdown, shrugging off a sexism row which had seen their semi-finals shifted away from the tournament's showpiece court.

Barty, Vondrousova to meet in Roland Garros final

Australian Ashleigh Barty will meet Czech's Marketa Vondrousova at the French Open final following their respective victories over US's Amanda Anisimova and Britain's Johanna Konta.

Roland Garros sexism row over ‘unfair’ women’s semi-finals shift

The matches between Ashleigh Barty and Amanda Anisimova and Johanna Konta's match with Marketa Vondrousova has been shifted to smaller courts.

Thiem facing same old dilemma as usual suspects block his path

The three other players left in the draw are the undisputed king of clay Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and world no. 1, Novak Djokovic

Djokovic defeats Zverev for semi-final spot in French Open

Novak Djokovic impressed the crowd by making his way to a grand entry into the French Open semis by defeating Alexander Zverev.

Weather gives French Open organisers scheduling headache

Four of the survivors in French Open women's singles face the prospect of playing three days in a row to win the title after heavy rain washes out the day's action.

Hope for Federer if he breaks Rafa’s rhythm

Roger Federer prepares to update his strategy for his upcoming semi-finals match against rival Rafael Nadal on the Parisian clay for the 2009 French Open.

Nadal and Federer set up classic French Open semi-final

French Open fans anticipate the upcoming semi-final match between great rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros. The match will be their 39th overall.

Federer subdues Wawrinka in Swiss classic

Roger Federer passes his first serious test on his return to the French Open as he beat Stan Wawrinka to reach the French Open semi-finals.

Halep and Djokovic storm into French quarter-finals

Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic continue their reign on the French Open as they demolish the competition to reach their respective quarter-finals.

Zverev beats Fognini to return to quarter-finals

German fifth seed Alexander Zverev reaches his second successive French Open quarter-final when he recovered from losing the first set to beat Italian Fabio Fognini.

Nadal racks up 90th Roland Garros win after ‘impossible’ Paris career

Defending champion Rafael Nadal reflects back after he racked up his 90th win at Roland Garros.