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Jun 1, 2014

Federer hits his 10-year low in Paris, Murray fights on

PARIS (Reuters) – Roger Federer suffered his earliest defeat at the French Open for a decade on Sunday when he lost to Latvian Ernests Gulbis in the fourth round but Andy Murray lived to fight another day after a five-set thriller.

The Swiss fourth seed, who won the title in 2009, seemed to have the match in his grasp against the unpredictable Gulbis but faded badly to lose 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-2 4-6 6-3.

Jun 1, 2014

Bouchard breezes into last eight, Murray survives

PARIS (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard’s meteoric rise continued on Sunday when the baby-faced Canadian demolished Angelique Kerber 6-1 6-2 to claim a quarter-final spot at the French Open.

The 18th seeded Bouchard, who reached the Australian Open semi-final this year, blazed away with 30 winners in just 52 minutes on court Philippe Chatrier.

Jun 1, 2014

Tennis-Bouchard breezes into last eight, Murray survives

PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard’s meteoric rise continued on Sunday when the baby-faced Canadian demolished Angelique Kerber 6-1 6-2 to claim a quarter-final spot at the French Open.

The 18th seeded Bouchard, who reached the Australian Open semi-final this year, blazed away with 30 winners in just 52 minutes on court Philippe Chatrier.

Jun 1, 2014

Tour is no place for making friends, says Bouchard

PARIS (Reuters) – French open quarter-finalist Eugenie Bouchard is in the market for collecting tennis titles, not friends.

The 20-year-old Canadian underlined her burgeoning reputation on Sunday with a clinical 6-1 6-2 thrashing of Germany’s Angelique Kerber to reach the last eight of a second successive grand slam event.

Jun 1, 2014

Tennis-Tour is no place for making friends, says Bouchard

PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – French open quarter-finalist Eugenie Bouchard is in the market for collecting tennis titles, not friends.

The 20-year-old Canadian underlined her burgeoning reputation on Sunday with a clinical 6-1 6-2 thrashing of Germany’s Angelique Kerber to reach the last eight of a second successive grand slam event.

Jun 1, 2014

Confident Bouchard through to last eight at French Open

PARIS (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard’s meteoric rise continued on Sunday when the baby-faced Canadian demolished Angelique Kerber 6-1 6-2 to claim a quarter-final spot at the French Open.

The 18th seeded Bouchard, who reached the Australian Open semi-final this year, blazed away with 30 winners in just 52 minutes on court Philippe Chatrier.

Jun 1, 2014

Tennis-Confident Bouchard through to last eight at French Open

PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard’s meteoric rise continued on Sunday when the baby-faced Canadian demolished Angelique Kerber 6-1 6-2 to claim a quarter-final spot at the French Open.

The 18th seeded Bouchard, who reached the Australian Open semi-final this year, blazed away with 30 winners in just 52 minutes on court Philippe Chatrier.

Jun 1, 2014

Unstoppable Nadal marches on in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal once again showed he is the man to beat at the French Open after putting down a brief rebellion from Argentine Leonardo Mayer to win 6-2 7-5 6-2 and reach the fourth round despite a sore back on Saturday.

Mayer went for his shots in a tense second set and broke the world No.1 back for 4-4, only for the Spaniard to regain control in commanding fashion.

May 31, 2014

Tennis-Solid Nadal through to French Open last 16

PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) – Eight-times champion Rafa Nadal produced yet another rock solid performance to see off Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-2 7-5 6-2 and reach the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday.

The world No.1, who is undefeated at Roland Garros since his only loss in 2009, extended his record to 62-1 on the Paris clay having not dropped a set at this year’s event.

May 31, 2014

Nadal quells brief uprising to march on in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal put down an attempted coup at the French Open as the eight-times champion saw off Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-2 7-5 6-2 to reach the fourth round in commanding fashion on Saturday.

Mayer went for his shots in a tense second set and broke the world No.1 back for 4-4, only for the Spaniard to show why he is still the man to beat in Paris.

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      "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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