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Jun 8, 2014

History boy Nadal looks to the future

PARIS (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal is not ready for Roland Garros to be renamed in his honor, but he can picture a time when he might be the one handing out the trophies in Paris rather than breaking records on court.

He bosses the French Open, defeating great rival Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4 on Sunday to become the first man to win nine titles at any grand slam event.

Jun 8, 2014

Tennis-History boy Nadal looks to the future

PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal is not ready for Roland Garros to be renamed in his honour, but he can picture a time when he might be the one handing out the trophies in Paris rather than breaking records on court.

He bosses the French Open, defeating great rival Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4 on Sunday to become the first man to win nine titles at any grand slam event.

Jun 8, 2014

Murray turns to Frenchwoman Mauresmo as new coach

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Wimbledon champion Andy Murray appointed former women’s number one Amelie Mauresmo as his coach on Sunday in a rare move for a top player in the men’s game.

Former Wimbledon and Australian Open champion Mauresmo will initially take up the role for the grasscourt season and will join the British number one at the Aegon Championships in London next week, his traditional warm up for Wimbledon.

Jun 8, 2014

Tennis-Murray turns to Frenchwoman Mauresmo as new coach

LONDON/PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) – Wimbledon champion Andy Murray appointed former women’s number one Amelie Mauresmo as his coach on Sunday in a rare move for a top player in the men’s game.

Former Wimbledon and Australian Open champion Mauresmo will initially take up the role for the grasscourt season and will join the British number one at the Aegon Championships in London next week, his traditional warm up for Wimbledon.

Jun 7, 2014

Queen of endurance Sharapova wins in it three … hours

PARIS (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.

After her three previous rounds also went to three sets, it seemed almost inevitable that Saturday’s match would go the distance, especially as wily Romanian Simona Halep was well capable of making the Russian run as they traded baseline shots.

Jun 7, 2014

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

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.

After her three previous rounds also went to three sets, it seemed almost inevitable that Saturday’s match would go the distance, especially as wily Romanian Simona Halep was well capable of making the Russian run as they traded baseline shots.

Jun 7, 2014

Old hands Nadal and Djokovic do battle in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – This is their 42nd clash, so there will be few surprises for the world’s top two players Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic when they face each other over the net in the French Open final on Sunday.

Both are looking to cement their positions among the greats. Nadal is gunning to be the first man to win five straight Paris titles to take his total to nine. Djokovic wants to complete his career grand slam by bagging the only major to elude him.

Jun 7, 2014

Tennis-Old hands Nadal and Djokovic do battle in Paris

PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) – This is their 42nd clash, so there will be few surprises for the world’s top two players Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic when they face each other over the net in the French Open final on Sunday.

Both are looking to cement their positions among the greats. Nadal is gunning to be the first man to win five straight Paris titles to take his total to nine. Djokovic wants to complete his career grand slam by bagging the only major to elude him.

Jun 6, 2014

Djokovic sets up another tilt at career slam in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic eventually wore down mercurial Latvian Ernests Gulbis on Friday to reach the French Open final but only after a dip in form that could be punished when he takes on Rafa Nadal for the only title to elude him.

The Serbian world No.2 was cruising at two sets ahead but his level dropped suddenly allowing Gulbis to make a real match of it before he managed to finish the job 6-3 6-3 3-6 6-3.

Jun 6, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic sets up another tilt at career slam in Paris

PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic eventually wore down mercurial Latvian Ernests Gulbis on Friday to reach the French Open final but only after a dip in form that could be punished when he takes on Rafa Nadal for the only title to elude him.

The Serbian world No.2 was cruising at two sets ahead but his level dropped suddenly allowing Gulbis to make a real match of it before he managed to finish the job 6-3 6-3 3-6 6-3.