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May 22, 2015

Murray can win French after solving clay puzzle: Courier

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray looks like he has solved the puzzle of claycourt tennis and is a serious title challenger at the French Open, according to twice Roland Garros champion Jim Courier.

World number three Murray is in the same half of the draw as favorite Novak Djokovic and nine-times champion Rafa Nadal and could play gritty Spaniard David Ferrer in the quarter-finals.

May 22, 2015

Tennis-Murray can win French after solving clay puzzle – Courier

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) – Andy Murray looks like he has solved the puzzle of claycourt tennis and is a serious title challenger at the French Open, according to twice Roland Garros champion Jim Courier.

World number three Murray is in the same half of the draw as favourite Novak Djokovic and nine-times champion Rafa Nadal and could play gritty Spaniard David Ferrer in the quarter-finals.

May 22, 2015

Expect Nadal to step it up in Paris, says McEnroe

LONDON (Reuters) – Seven-times grand slam John McEnroe knows how it feels when a tennis career starts going in the wrong direction.

That’s why he is paying careful attention to Rafa Nadal’s current travails as the Spaniard prepares to try and win a record-extending 10th French Open.

May 22, 2015

Tennis-Expect Nadal to step it up in Paris, says McEnroe

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) – Seven-times grand slam John McEnroe knows how it feels when a tennis career starts going in the wrong direction.

That’s why he is paying careful attention to Rafa Nadal’s current travails as the Spaniard prepares to try and win a record-extending 10th French Open.

May 19, 2015

Wenger keen to avoid accidents in final two games

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger has urged his Arsenal side to avoid any accidents and make sure they finish the Premier League season in style.

The Gunners have two home games left, against relegation-threatened Sunderland on Wednesday and then against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday and need two points to be absolutely assured of finishing no lower than third.

May 19, 2015

Soccer-Wenger keen to avoid accidents in final two games

LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger has urged his Arsenal side to avoid any accidents and make sure they finish the Premier League season in style.

The Gunners have two home games left, against relegation-threatened Sunderland on Wednesday and then against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday and need two points to be absolutely assured of finishing no lower than third.

May 18, 2015

Nadal no longer ‘immovable’ object in Paris, says Courier

LONDON (Reuters) – Nine-times French Open champion Rafa Nadal will no longer be regarded as an “immovable obstacle” at Roland Garros this year, according to twice former winner Jim Courier.

The American, who ruled the claycourt grand slam in 1991 and 1992, has watched the Spaniard’s increasing vulnerability on the red dust with interest in the build-up to the year’s second grand slam which begins in Paris on Sunday.

May 18, 2015

Tennis-Nadal no longer ‘immovable’ object in Paris, says Courier

LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – Nine-times French Open champion Rafa Nadal will no longer be regarded as an “immovable obstacle” at Roland Garros this year, according to twice former winner Jim Courier.

The American, who ruled the claycourt grand slam in 1991 and 1992, has watched the Spaniard’s increasing vulnerability on the red dust with interest in the build-up to the year’s second grand slam which begins in Paris on Sunday.

May 18, 2015

Calmer summer can boost Arsenal title challenge

LONDON (Reuters) – Victory at home to Sunderland on Wednesday will guarantee Arsenal at least third place in the Premier League and spare them their usual headache at the start of the season.

It also represents progress, of sorts, for a club who have been mocked for “celebrating” finishing fourth in six of the past nine years.

May 18, 2015

Soccer-Calmer summer can boost Arsenal title challenge

LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – Victory at home to Sunderland on Wednesday will guarantee Arsenal at least third place in the Premier League and spare them their usual headache at the start of the season.

It also represents progress, of sorts, for a club who have been mocked for “celebrating” finishing fourth in six of the past nine years.