the french open

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May 28th, 2012
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Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both began their French Open campaigns with straight-sets victories to book their placed in the second round, reports the BBC. World number one Djokovic took his time to grind down Italian Potito Starace with a 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 6-1 win. That followed third seed Federer&#...
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The current US Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, Novak Djokovic opens his campaign to become the first player since Rod Laver to hold all four Grand Slam titles against unfancied Italian veteran Potito Starace on Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday. Djokovic begins his challenge for the Rol...
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May 27th, 2012
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The world No. 1 has three daunting challenges facing him on the tawny clay of Roland Garros. The first of them is a familiar one: Rafael Nadal. The second demands that he walk in the footsteps of Nadal and his other great rival, Roger Federer. The third takes him into territory very few players have ...
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May 27th, 2012
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Juan Martin Del Potro survived an injury scare to secure a spot in the second round. Bothered by a left knee injury, the no.9 seed required treatment, dropped a set, before confounding his fans’ fears to close out the match. In truth, Montanes’ hopes of winning this encounter can never have been high...
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May 27th, 2012
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Some players wear their heart on their sleeve. Venus Williams’ heart was whizzing around the back of her neck like a runaway hoola hoop seven games into her match with Paula Ormaechea. The heart-shaped pendant Williams wears on a chain was swirling as she careened around the court, chasing shot...
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World number two Rafael Nadal will life seventh French Open crown of his career at Roland Garros says five-time major title holder Novak Djokovic. 2012 Australian Open winner Nole said it is going to be tough to beat him on his favorite clay court surface and will be big challenge to pick the French ...
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May 27th, 2012
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French Open 2012: 10-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal is aiming to win French Open championship for seventh time in his career, where doesn’t want to care about his individual records. 25-year-old Spanish tennis champion doesn’t want to keep any of records in his mind, as he was equaled former W...
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May 26th, 2012
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Brussels – Top-seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 7-6 (10/8) 6-3 on Friday and will play Simona Halep of Romania in the Belgian Open final. The third-ranked Radwanska was trailing Kanepi 5-1 in the first set, but saved two set points and fought back to earn the win. ...
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May 26th, 2012
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Nice – Nicolas Almagro of Spain beat Gilles Simon of France 6-1, 6-3 in the Open de Nice on Friday to reach his third final of the season. Almagro, who had lost his previous two matches against Simon, hit eight aces and saved all four break points he faced. He won on indoor clay in […]...
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May 26th, 2012
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Paris – Draw for the French Open men’s singles ahead of the second Grand Slam event of the season which starts at Roland Garros on Sunday (x denotes seeded player): TOP HALF Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) v Potito Starace (ITA) Blaz Kavcic (SLO) v Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) Qualifier v Qualifier Quali...