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Osaka fined for media boycott, could face expulsion from French Open

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Christian Hartmann, Essentially Sports. ‘Fine Me!’ – Alexander Zverev jokes to Umpire, references Naomi Osaka stand Japan’s Naomi Osaka could be thrown out of the French Open if she continues to boycott post-match news conferences at the tournament, the board of Grand Slam tennis tournaments said on Sunday. Osaka, who was fined 15,000 Read More…

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Nadal wins 13th French Open title for record-equalling 20th Grand Slam

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Charles Platiau, Getty Images. Phenomenal Nadal played perfect match, Djokovic says The more things change the more they stay the same for French Open king Nadal Spain’s Rafael Nadal demolished world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-0 6-2 7-5 in the French Open final to claim a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title Read More…

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It’s a Nadal-Djokovic final!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: ATP Tours/Getty Images, REUTERS/Charles Platiau, REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes. It is now down to an epic final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the final of the French Open Tennis Championship at Roland Garros on Sunday. The two have faced each other 55 times with Djokovic leading 29–26.  Djokovic leads 15–11 in finals. Of Read More…

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Kenin tames Kvitova to reach French Open final

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Sofia Kenin’s amazing year continued as the fourth seed outmanoeuvred big-hitting Czech Petra Kvitova 6-4 7-5 to reach her first French Open final on Thursday. The Moscow-born Florida-based 21-year-old gave a masterclass of game management on a windy Court Phillipe Chatrier and will face Polish teenager Iga Swiatek on Saturday. A second Grand Slam Read More…

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Ruthless Nadal stays on course at French Open

Reading Time: 2 minutes It was business as usual as Rafa Nadal continued his quest for a record-extending 13th French Open title with a 6-1 6-0 6-3 crushing of American Mackenzie McDonald on Wednesday. The win helped him to reach the third round. The Spanish second seed, also looking to equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 men’s singles Grand Read More…

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Nadal faces tough path to French Open final

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rafael Nadal, who is seeking a record-extending 13th French Open title and a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam singles crown, was handed a relatively tough path to this year’s final. The draw for the Roland Garros event was made on Thursday. Nadal will take on Bulgaria’s Egor Gerasimov in the first round and faces a potential Read More…

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French Open pushed back one week, ATP and WTA announce August resumption

Reading Time: 3 minutes The re-scheduled French Open has been pushed back a further week and the ATP Tour and WTA Tour have both issued revised calendars. The changes have come as professional tennis gears up to emerge from the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually held at the end of May, the French Open was first moved Read More…