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PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Having needed two days and treatment on his leg to beat an unrelenting Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic will start Sunday's French Open final as the hot favourite, but with his armour pierced.
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic rediscovered a ruthless streak when it mattered most to stay on course for a career slam with a nail-biting 6-3 6-3 5-7 5-7 6-1 win over Andy Murray to reach the French Open final on Saturday.
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic stayed on course for a career slam when he beat British third seed Andy Murray 6-3 6-3 5-7 5-7 6-1 to reach the final of the French Open on Saturday.
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray's French Open final hopes were on a knife edge on Friday after a thunderstorm left the pair facing an uneasy night wondering who will face Swiss Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's showpiece contest.
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - What looked like a stroll into the French Open final turned into an uphill battle for Novak Djokovic as the world number one's stranglehold on Friday's duel with Andy Murray was loosened by a determined fightback from the third seed.
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - The completion of the French Open semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray has been delayed until Saturday after the match was interrupted by a storm on Friday, organisers said.
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - As if playing Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray in the French Open final was not a tough enough task, Stan Wawrinka will probably have to deal with a hostile Roland Garros crowd on Sunday.
LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) - Soccer's international administrators, like players on the field, are collecting salaries that outstrip most of their peers in other sports, and no less so than at FIFA, annual accounts from governing bodies show.
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Illness prevented Serena Williams from practising on the eve of the French Open final and the world number one admitted she faces a race against time to get fit for Saturday's showpiece against Lucie Safarova.
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka took on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and 15,000 of his most passionate fans and silenced them all to reach the French Open final for the first time with a 6-3 6-7(1) 7-6(3) 6-4 victory on Friday.
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Serena Williams is overwhelming favourite to win her third French Open on Saturday but after a tournament of surprises and an untimely bout of illness for the American, Czech Lucie Safarova will sense a rare opportunity.