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Jun 2, 2015

Tsonga, Wawrinka prevail but Federer’s gone with the wind

PARIS (Reuters) – Swirling winds caused mayhem and chaos at Roland Garros on Tuesday, with Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Stan Wawrinka emerging unscathed to set up a French Open semi-final.

On a day when Wawrinka would have hoped to bask in the glory of beating his more celebrated rival Roger Federer 6-4 6-3 7-6(4) for the first time on a grand slam stage, it was a freak accident that set the claycourt major abuzz.

Jun 2, 2015

Tennis-Tsonga, Wawrinka prevail but Federer’s gone with the wind

PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) – Swirling winds caused mayhem and chaos at Roland Garros on Tuesday, with Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Stan Wawrinka emerging unscathed to set up a French Open semi-final.

On a day when Wawrinka would have hoped to bask in the glory of beating his more celebrated rival Roger Federer 6-4 6-3 7-6(4) for the first time on a grand slam stage, it was a freak accident that set the claycourt major abuzz.

Jun 2, 2015

Safarova marches into French Open semis

PARIS (Reuters) – Lucie Safarova and her belting backhand proved a potent weapon at the French Open on Tuesday as the Czech bulldozed her way into the semi-finals with a 7-6 (3) 6-3 win over Spain’s Garbine Muguruza.

A day after knocking out 2014 champion Maria Sharapova, the 13th seed weathered the gusting winds swirling through Court Suzanne Lenglen and the powerful groundstrokes of her opponent to reach the last four in Paris for the first time.

Jun 2, 2015

Tennis-Safarova marches into French Open semis

PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) – Lucie Safarova and her belting backhand proved a potent weapon at the French Open on Tuesday as the Czech bulldozed her way into the semi-finals with a 7-6 (3) 6-3 win over Spain’s Garbine Muguruza.

A day after knocking out 2014 champion Maria Sharapova, the 13th seed weathered the gusting winds swirling through Court Suzanne Lenglen and the powerful groundstrokes of her opponent to reach the last four in Paris for the first time.

Jun 2, 2015

Nadal and Djokovic reluctant cast in blockbuster

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic did not want it, Rafa Nadal was dreading it but fans will be transfixed when the world’s two best claycourters face off in a seismic French Open quarter-final on Wednesday.

It will become the ultimate nightmare for one of the two gladiators — both chasing records at this year’s tournament and both desperate to avoid an early flight home.

Jun 2, 2015

Tennis-Nadal and Djokovic reluctant cast in blockbuster

PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic did not want it, Rafa Nadal was dreading it but fans will be transfixed when the world’s two best claycourters face off in a seismic French Open quarter-final on Wednesday.

It will become the ultimate nightmare for one of the two gladiators — both chasing records at this year’s tournament and both desperate to avoid an early flight home.

Jun 1, 2015

Nadal ready to fight after chalking up win number 70

PARIS (Reuters) – It should have been the final, it should have had a presentation ceremony at the end — yet the only prize up for grabs for Rafa Nadal or Novak Djokovic is a semi-final place at the French Open.

Yet never before has the stakes been higher for Nadal as he set up what he called the “toughest quarter-final of my career” against old foe Djokovic.

Jun 1, 2015

Tennis-Nadal ready to fight after chalking up win number 70

PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – It should have been the final, it should have had a presentation ceremony at the end — yet the only prize up for grabs for Rafa Nadal or Novak Djokovic is a semi-final place at the French Open.

Yet never before has the stakes been higher for Nadal as he set up what he called the “toughest quarter-final of my career” against old foe Djokovic.

Jun 1, 2015

Tennis-Sharapova bows out, Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown

PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – A cold chill circulated around Maria Sharapova as the title holder was frozen out of the French Open on Monday but there was no stopping Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal from blazing a trail towards a scorching showdown.

A day after rain played havoc with the schedule, Sharapova’s hopes of reaching a fourth successive final at Roland Garros were turned to dust in the fourth round by the dynamite forehand of Lucie Safarova, the Czech winning 7-6(3) 6-4.

Jun 1, 2015

Victorious Murray silences Chardy with racket work

PARIS (Reuters) – Andy Murray let his racket, rather than his mouth, do the talking when he silenced Jeremy Chardy with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-2 win in the fourth round of the French Open on Monday.

The Frenchman was critical of Murray’s decision to pull out of last month’s Italian Open, citing exhaustion, after he had lost to the Scot in the second round.