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  • Nadal back to his best in nick of time Jun 02, 2011 08:17 AM IST

    Nadal back to his best in nick of time

    Defending champion Rafa Nadal cranked up his bid for a record-equalling sixth French Open title by routing Robin Soderling in Wednesday's quarter-final then changing his mind about whether he could triumph again.

  • Nadal and Murray find their groove in Paris Jun 02, 2011 07:24 AM IST

    Nadal and Murray find their groove in Paris

    Champion Rafa Nadal cut loose after a shaky French Open start to batter Robin Soderling 6-4 6-1 7-6 and Andy Murray again tried to tie himself in knots before easily sealing his semi-final spot on Wednesday.

  • Soderling to test Nadal in final repeat Jun 01, 2011 08:11 AM IST

    Soderling to test Nadal in final repeat

    Defending champion Rafa Nadal faces the only man to have beaten him at the French Open on Wednesday when Robin Soderling will have his 2009 triumph but also last year's final defeat rattling in his mind.

  • Never-say-die Sharapova advances into last eight May 31, 2011 08:00 AM IST

    Never-say-die Sharapova advances into last eight

    Former world number one Maria Sharapova was her usual belligerent self as she booked a place in the French Open quarter-finals with a 7-6 7-5 win over Polish 12th seed Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday.

  • French Open: More to come from me, says Schiavone May 30, 2011 11:43 AM IST

    French Open: More to come from me, says Schiavone

    Holder Francesca Schiavone promised there was more to come after beating Serbian 10th seed Jelena Jankovic 6-3 2-6 6-4 to book her place in the French Open quarter-finals on Sunday.

  • Djokovic, Federer on collision course May 30, 2011 11:43 AM IST

    Djokovic, Federer on collision course

    Novak Djokovic produced an unforgettable performance with the racket and the microphone and Roger Federer also strolled into the French Open quarter-finals on Sunday.

  • French Open: Murray fitness under scrutiny May 30, 2011 11:23 AM IST

    French Open: Murray fitness under scrutiny

    Fourth seed Andy Murray hopes to have recovered from an ankle injury in time to face Serbia's Viktor Troicki in the French Open fourth round on Monday when Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova are also in action.

  • Novak Djokovic rolls on as Gasquet is flattened May 30, 2011 08:19 AM IST

    Novak Djokovic rolls on as Gasquet is flattened

    Novak Djokovic is becoming metronomic in his consistency but there is nothing monotonous about his all-action style of play which comfortably overcame Richard Gasquet in the French Open fourth round on Sunday.

  • Nadal calls for two-year rolling ranking system May 29, 2011 09:46 AM IST

    Nadal calls for two-year rolling ranking system

    World number one Rafa Nadal called on tennis authorities to enforce a two-year rolling ranking system to preserve the health of players.

  • Nadal aims to fill his boots against qualifier May 28, 2011 09:27 AM IST

    Nadal aims to fill his boots against qualifier

    Spanish sporting prowess will be on full display on Saturday but while Barcelona are bidding for Champions League glory, Rafael Nadal will just be seeking an easy passage to the French Open last 16 with no high drama.

  • Clijsters' hopes blown away, Nadal improves May 27, 2011 09:15 AM IST

    Clijsters' hopes blown away, Nadal improves

    Kim Clijsters' 11th hour recovery from injury to play at the French Open proved in vain as her hopes were blown away in the second round on Thursday but Rafael Nadal stayed on course for a sixth title with a grinding win.

  • Sharapova survives scare to advance into round three May 27, 2011 09:08 AM IST

    Sharapova survives scare to advance into round three

    Former world number one Maria Sharapova battled back from a torrid start against French teenager Caroline Garcia to book her place in the French Open third round with a 3-6 6-4 6-0 victory on Thursday.

  • Nadal still not happy after smoother victory May 27, 2011 08:33 AM IST

    Nadal still not happy after smoother victory

    Rafael Nadal enjoyed a smoother time after a bumpy ride in his opening match but a 7-5 6-3 7-6 win over fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar in the French Open second round on Thursday still did not satisfy the champion.

  • Happy Sharapova remembers tough times May 25, 2011 10:11 AM IST

    Happy Sharapova remembers tough times

    Maria Sharapova reflected on the tough times she has come through after her emphatic 6-3 6-0 win over Croatian Mirjana Lucic in the French Open first round on Tuesday.

  • Nadal and Clijsters enjoy contrasting wins May 25, 2011 08:11 AM IST

    Nadal and Clijsters enjoy contrasting wins

    Rafa Nadal suffered a severe fright before punching the air with both fists in joy as he began his French Open defence on Tuesday with a dogged win over John Isner, while fit-again Kim Clijsters sauntered through her first match.

  • Nadal makes Roland Garros bow in shadow of Djokovic May 24, 2011 08:12 AM IST

    Nadal makes Roland Garros bow in shadow of Djokovic

    Rafael Nadal, once the undisputed king of clay, opens the defence of his French Open title against John Isner later on Tuesday with the name of Novak Djokovic ringing in his ears after two punishing defeats by the Serb.

  • Djokovic will be feeling invincible, says Becker May 23, 2011 08:16 AM IST

    Djokovic will be feeling invincible, says Becker

    Novak Djokovic will begin his French Open quest feeling invincible on Monday, according to former world number one Boris Becker.

  • Sharapova outclasses Stosur to take Rome crown May 16, 2011 08:04 AM IST

    Sharapova outclasses Stosur to take Rome crown

    Former world number one Maria Sharapova warmed up in style for a crack at the French Open by cruising to her first title in a year with a 6-2 6-4 win over an an out-of-sorts Samantha Stosur at the Italian Open

  • Spain's Nadal and Ferrer reach Monte Carlo final Apr 17, 2011 02:00 PM IST

    Spain's Nadal and Ferrer reach Monte Carlo final

    Spaniards Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer will lock horns again in the Monte Carlo Masters final after the claycourt conquistadors sealed contrasting victories in their semi-finals on Saturday.

  • Nadal faces biggest test yet against Cilic Jan 24, 2011 08:23 AM IST

    Nadal faces biggest test yet against Cilic

    Rafa Nadal, aiming for a fourth consecutive grand slam at Melbourne Park, faces his toughest challenge so far on Monday when he takes on Croatia's Marin Cilic in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

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