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Nov 25, 2014

Ibrahimovic inspires PSG to 3-1 win against Ajax

PARIS (Reuters) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspired Paris St Germain to a 3-1 home win against Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday that leaves them needing a point from their final Champions League game at Barcelona to top Group F.

The French champions, now unbeaten in 20 games in all competitions this season, have 13 points from five matches after Edinson Cavani scored a double and Ibrahimovic found the back of the net with a clever half-volley.

Nov 25, 2014

Soccer-Ibrahimovic inspires PSG to 3-1 win against Ajax

PARIS, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspired Paris St Germain to a 3-1 home win against Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday that leaves them needing a point from their final Champions League game at Barcelona to top Group F.

The French champions, now unbeaten in 20 games in all competitions this season, have 13 points from five matches after Edinson Cavani scored a double and Ibrahimovic found the back of the net with a clever half-volley.

Nov 25, 2014

Private league project in the works again

PARIS (Reuters) – The prospect of a private cycling league raised its head again on Tuesday when 11 top teams announced the creation of Velon, a venture they say will help the sport further develop — without saying how exactly.

The 11 teams — Sky, Belkin, BMC, Garmin, Lotto, OPQS, Orica-GreenEdge, Giant, Lampre, Tinkoff-Saxo and Trek — say they want a new calendar, plan to introduce new technology, such as on-bike cameras, and create a “better economic future for the sport”.

Nov 23, 2014

France just could not contain Federer and Wawrinka

LILLE, France (Reuters) – Even though they had started the Davis Cup final confident of victory, the defeated France team were forced to concede on Sunday that a Roger Federer-inspired Swiss outfit had simply been too strong for them.

Following the 3-1 defeat, which Federer sealed on Sunday by demolishing Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2, the home team were offering no excuses about having to play without their injured number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who missed Saturday’s doubles and Sunday’s reverse singles because of an arm problem.

Nov 23, 2014

Tennis-France just could not contain Federer and Wawrinka

LILLE, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Even though they had started the Davis Cup final confident of victory, the defeated France team were forced to concede on Sunday that a Roger Federer-inspired Swiss outfit had simply been too strong for them.

Following the 3-1 defeat, which Federer sealed on Sunday by demolishing Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2, the home team were offering no excuses about having to play without their injured number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who missed Saturday’s doubles and Sunday’s reverse singles because of an arm problem.

Nov 23, 2014

This one’s for the boys, says gracious Federer

LILLE, France (Reuters) – Having stolen the limelight from Davis Cup stalwart Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer quickly turned attention toward his Switzerland team mates after securing the winning point in the final against France on Sunday.

Federer crushed Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2 to give the Swiss a 3-1 win over the hosts, but the 17-times grand slam champion refused to be the hero.

Nov 23, 2014

Tennis-This one’s for the boys, says gracious Federer

LILLE, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Having stolen the limelight from Davis Cup stalwart Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer quickly turned attention towards his Switzerland team mates after securing the winning point in the final against France on Sunday.

Federer crushed Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2 to give the Swiss a 3-1 win over the hosts, but the 17-times grand slam champion refused to be the hero.

Nov 23, 2014

Vintage Federer seals first Davis Cup for Switzerland

LILLE, France (Reuters) – Roger Federer produced a vintage performance to crush Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2 and seal Switzerland’s maiden Davis Cup title with a 3-1 win over hosts France on Sunday.

The 17-times grand slam champion shook off back problems during the weekend and recovered from Friday’s defeat by Gael Monfils to hand France a third defeat in their last three finals.

Nov 23, 2014

Tennis-Vintage Federer seals first Davis Cup for Switzerland

LILLE, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Roger Federer produced a vintage performance to crush Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2 and seal Switzerland’s maiden Davis Cup title with a 3-1 win over hosts France on Sunday.

The 17-times grand slam champion shook off back problems during the weekend and recovered from Friday’s defeat by Gael Monfils to hand France a third defeat in their last three finals.

Nov 22, 2014

French mood slumps after doubles defeat

LILLE France (Reuters) – France spirits soared when Gael Monfils beat Roger Federer to keep them on track for a 10th Davis Cup title but the mood changed dramatically after Saturday’s defeat in the doubles.

Les Bleus, chasing a first title since 2001, are now 2-1 down against Switzerland after Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau lost 6-3 7-5 6-4 to Federer and Stan Wawrinka.

    • About Julien

      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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