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Tennis-Djokovic fails again at mission impossible in Paris

Jun 8th 2014
PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) - Beating Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros is not impossible but it requires sustaining a furious pace over five sets which, as Novak Djokovic experienced in Sunday's French Open final, is easier said than done.






FACTBOX-Tennis-French Open champion Rafa Nadal

Jun 8th 2014
PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) - Factbox on Rafa Nadal who won his ninth French Open title, and record fifth in succession, after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4 on Sunday. MAKING HIS NAME * Born in Manacor, Mallorca, June 3, 1986. * His uncle Miguel Angel Nadal had a successful career as a professional footballer, notably for Barcelona and Spain. * Naturally right-handed, Nadal became left-handed after another uncle Toni Nadal, his coach and mentor, saw it w






Tennis-List of French Open men's singles champions

Jun 8th 2014
PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) - List of men's singles champions: 2014 Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4 2013 Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat David Ferrer (Spain) 6-3 6-2 6-3 2012 Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5 2011 Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Roger Federer (Switzerland) 7-5 7-6 5-7 6-1 2010 Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Robin Soderling (Sweden) 6-4 6-2 6-4 2009 Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Robin Soderling (Sweden) 6-1 7-6 6-4






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Claycourt machine Nadal reaches cloud nine in Paris

Jun 8th 2014
* Djokovic's wait for career grand slam continues (Writes through with quotes, details)






Tennis-Statistics for Nadal v Djokovic French Open final

Jun 8th 2014
PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) - Statistics from the French Open men's singles final won by Spanish top seed Rafa Nadal 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4 against Serbian second seed Novak Djokovic on Sunday:

Tennis-French Open men's singles final result

Jun 8th 2014
June 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the French Open Men's Singles Final on Sunday 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat 2-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4






Tennis-Nadal wins record extending ninth French Open title

Jun 8th 2014
PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal won a record extending ninth French Open title when he beat Serbian second seed Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4 in Sunday's final.






SPAIN'S RAFA NADAL WINS NINTH FRENCH OPEN TENNIS TITLE BY BEATING NOVAK DJOKOVIC OF SERBIA

Jun 8th 2014
SPAIN'S RAFA NADAL WINS NINTH FRENCH OPEN TENNIS TITLE BY BEATING NOVAK DJOKOVIC OF SERBIA






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Nadal takes 2-1 lead in French Open final

Jun 8th 2014
* Spaniard leads 2-1 as Djokovic fades (Updates with Nadal leading after third set)






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Murray turns to Frenchwoman Mauresmo as new coach

Jun 8th 2014
* Frenchwoman follows on from Lendl (Adds details, background, reaction)






Tennis-Djokovic takes opening set in French Open final

Jun 8th 2014
PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) - Serbian second seed Novak Djokovic won the first set 6-3 against defending champion Rafa Nadal of Spain in the French Open men's singles final on Sunday.






Tennis-Hsieh and Peng lift Paris doubles crown

Jun 8th 2014
PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) - Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai beat Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 6-4 6-1 at the French Open on Sunday to take their second grand slam title in the clash between the top seeded women.






Tennis-French Open women's doubles final result

Jun 8th 2014
June 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the French Open Women's Doubles Final on Sunday 1-Hsieh Su-Wei/Peng Shuai (Chinese Taipei/China) beat 2-Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (Italy) 6-4 6-1






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Shrieking Sharapova silences Halep in Paris

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Her 12 double faults were a nuisance and the non-stop shrieks that punctured the air for more than three hours even made a baby wail, yet all Maria Sharapova will want to remember from the French Open is the moment she sunk to her knees in triumph.






Tennis-Queen of endurance Sharapova wins it in three ... hours

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova had given warning that she was ready for a three hour French Open final - and she was true to her word, stopping the clock at three hours two minutes to lift the trophy.






Tennis-Frenchmen Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin win Paris doubles title

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin beat the Spanish pair of Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers 6-3 7-6(1) to win the men's doubles title at the French Open on Saturday.






Tennis-Nervous Halep admits losing her cool after umpire's call

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Small details can be cruelly decisive in big matches as Simona Halep discovered after losing her composure following an umpire's call in Saturday's French Open final against Maria Sharapova.






Tennis-French Open men's doubles final result

Jun 7th 2014
June 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the French Open Men's Doubles Final on Saturday 11-Julien Benneteau/Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) beat 12-Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez (Spain) 6-3 7-6(1)






Tennis-Statistics for Sharapova v Halep French Open final

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Statistics from Maria Sharapova's 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 victory over Simona Halep in the women's singles final at the French Open on Saturday. 7-Maria Sharapova 4-Simona Halep Aces 3 1 Double faults 12 4 1st serve percentage 64 64 Fastest serve 176 kph 174 kph Net points won 8/11






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Sharapova floors Halep to win second French Open title

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova claimed her second French Open title when she floored Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 after a marathon encounter in Saturday's final.