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May 30, 2015

Tennis-Nadal making all the right noises as form surges

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) – Listen closely and you can hear the difference, defending champion Rafa Nadal said on Saturday as the Spaniard continued his upsurge in form to reach the last 16 of the French Open.

The old fizz definitely seems to have returned to the champion’s groundstrokes this week with the 28-year-old producing a note-perfect display to crush unseeded Russian Andrey Kuznetsov 6-1 6-3 6-2.

May 30, 2015

Nadal crushes Kuznetsov to reach last 16 in style

PARIS (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal’s attempt to win the French Open for a 10th time picked up pace with a 6-1 6-3 6-2 third round demolition of unseeded Russian Andrey Kuznetsov at Roland Garros on Saturday.

The Spanish defending champion, seeded a lowly sixth this year after a run of patchy form, showed the quality that has made him the dominant force on clay for a decade, brushing aside his opponent with relative ease.

May 30, 2015

Tennis-Nadal crushes Kuznetsov to reach last 16 in style

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal’s attempt to win the French Open for a 10th time picked up pace with a 6-1 6-3 6-2 third round demolition of unseeded Russian Andrey Kuznetsov at Roland Garros on Saturday.

The Spanish defending champion, seeded a lowly sixth this year after a run of patchy form, showed the quality that has made him the dominant force on clay for a decade, brushing aside his opponent with relative ease.

May 30, 2015

Murray tames Kyrgios to reach last 16

PARIS (Reuters) – Andy Murray tamed Australian wildchild Nick Kyrgios to reach the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday, winning an entertaining tussle 6-4 6-2 6-3 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Murray, the third seed, was ultimately too solid for the 20-year-old Kyrgios who played some scintillating shots but fired too many errors to really trouble the Scot.

May 30, 2015

Tennis-Murray tames Kyrgios to reach last 16

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) – Andy Murray tamed Australian wildchild Nick Kyrgios to reach the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday, winning an entertaining tussle 6-4 6-2 6-3 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Murray, the third seed, was ultimately too solid for the 20-year-old Kyrgios who played some scintillating shots but fired too many errors to really trouble the Scot.

May 30, 2015

Djokovic and Murray cut Aussie trailblazers down to size

PARIS (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic and third seed Andy Murray slapped down a pair of Australian upstarts at the French Open to reach the last 16 in impressive fashion on Saturday.

Teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios are touted as the next big things and pack plenty of box-office appeal but the gulf between brash raw talent and seasoned grand slam champions was evident in the Paris sunshine.

May 30, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic and Murray cut Aussie trailblazers down to size

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic and third seed Andy Murray slapped down a pair of Australian upstarts at the French Open to reach the last 16 in impressive fashion on Saturday.

Teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios are touted as the next big things and pack plenty of box-office appeal but the gulf between brash raw talent and seasoned grand slam champions was evident in the Paris sunshine.

May 30, 2015

Federer wary of dangerman Monfils

PARIS (Reuters) – Roger Federer will need to snap a two-match losing streak against French showman Gael Monfils on Sunday if he wants to stay in the hunt for a second French Open title.

The elastic-limbed Monfils has caused Federer trouble throughout his career and will be full of confidence after beating the Swiss maestro in Monte Carlo and before that in the Davis Cup final last year.

May 30, 2015

Tennis-Federer wary of dangerman Monfils

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) – Roger Federer will need to snap a two-match losing streak against French showman Gael Monfils on Sunday if he wants to stay in the hunt for a second French Open title.

The elastic-limbed Monfils has caused Federer trouble throughout his career and will be full of confidence after beating the Swiss maestro in Monte Carlo and before that in the Davis Cup final last year.

May 29, 2015

Tennis-Cornet and Monfils raise French hopes in Paris

PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) – Just after lunch Alize Cornet collapsed on her back in joy and several hours later as dusk arrived Gael Monfils danced a jig of delight as home hopes soared at the French Open on Friday.

In between there were routine third-round victories for defending women’s champion Maria Sharapova and Swiss great Roger Federer, but day six was a celebratory one for Les Bleus.