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Jun 4, 2015

Preview: Djokovic still faces rocky road to French glory

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s muted celebrations after ending Rafa Nadal’s reign as claycourt king were partly out of respect for his Spanish victim but mainly due to the fact the his French Open mission is far from accomplished.

In beating nine-times champion Nadal, Djokovic scaled what had previously been an insurmountable barrier at Roland Garros.

Jun 4, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic still faces rocky road to French glory

PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s muted celebrations after ending Rafa Nadal’s reign as claycourt king were partly out of respect for his Spanish victim but mainly due to the fact the his French Open mission is far from accomplished.

In beating nine-times champion Nadal, Djokovic scaled what had previously been an insurmountable barrier at Roland Garros.

Jun 4, 2015

France hope experience will pay off at World Cup

PARIS (Reuters) – France are gearing up for a pivotal Women’s World Cup, hoping their recent club and country failures will help them to their maiden title in Canada.

Les Bleues, who finished fourth at both the 2011 World Cup and 2012 London Olympics, enter the June 6-July 5 competition in Canada among the top favourites with a backbone of players from Olympique Lyonnais and Paris St Germain.

Jun 4, 2015

Soccer-France hope experience will pay off at World Cup

PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) – France are gearing up for a pivotal Women’s World Cup, hoping their recent club and country failures will help them to their maiden title in Canada.

Les Bleues, who finished fourth at both the 2011 World Cup and 2012 London Olympics, enter the June 6-July 5 competition in Canada among the top favourites with a backbone of players from Olympique Lyonnais and Paris St Germain.

Jun 3, 2015

I had it coming, Nadal admits after French Open defeat

PARIS (Reuters) – It was only his second defeat in 11 years and 72 matches at Roland Garros, yet it came as little surprise for Rafa Nadal as the nine-times champion admitted he had his French Open quarter-final defeat to Novak Djokovic coming.

The Spaniard lost 7-5 6-3 6-1, being overwhelmed in straight-sets by the world number one who is looking to clinch the only grand slam missing from his collection.

Jun 3, 2015

Djokovic not getting carried away after breakthrough win

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic is keeping his feet firmly planted on the ground after his awe-inspiring quarter-final victory over nine-times champion Rafa Nadal at the French Open on Wednesday.

The world number one from Serbia handed the Spaniard only his second defeat at Roland Garros in 11 years to book a last-four meeting with British third seed Andy Murray.

Jun 3, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic not getting carried away after breakthrough win

PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic is keeping his feet firmly planted on the ground after his awe-inspiring quarter-final victory over nine-times champion Rafa Nadal at the French Open on Wednesday.

The world number one from Serbia handed the Spaniard only his second defeat at Roland Garros in 11 years to book a last-four meeting with British third seed Andy Murray.

Jun 3, 2015

Tennis-I had it coming, Nadal admits after French Open defeat

PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) – It was only his second defeat in 11 years and 72 matches at Roland Garros, yet it came as little surprise for Rafa Nadal as the nine-times champion admitted he had his French Open quarter-final defeat to Novak Djokovic coming.

The Spaniard lost 7-5 6-3 6-1, being overwhelmed in straight-sets by the world number one who is looking to clinch the only grand slam missing from his collection.

Jun 3, 2015

Djokovic thrashes Nadal to reach French Open semis

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic handed nine-times champion Rafa Nadal his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros to reach the semi-finals of the French Open with a devastating and thoroughly one-sided 7-5 6-3 6-1 win on Wednesday.

The world number one from Serbia, looking to win the only grand slam missing from his collection, will take on either British third seed Andy Murray or Spain’s David Ferrer, the seventh seed, for a place in Sunday’s final.

Jun 3, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic thrashes Nadal to reach French Open semis

PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic handed nine-times champion Rafa Nadal his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros to reach the semi-finals of the French Open with a devastating and thoroughly one-sided 7-5 6-3 6-1 win on Wednesday.

The world number one from Serbia, looking to win the only grand slam missing from his collection, will take on either British third seed Andy Murray or Spain’s David Ferrer, the seventh seed, for a place in Sunday’s final.

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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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