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Djokovic, Nadal advance in Paris

/ Jun 3, 2017

Djokovic, Nadal advance in Paris

From a tiff with the chair umpire to the big deficit he created and then needed to overcome in a steady rain, Novak Djokovic had an all-around difficult day at the French Open. Rafael Nadal’s journey to the fourth round, in contrast, could hardly ...

Nadal overwhelms Basilashvili in third round

/ Jun 2, 2017

Nadal overwhelms Basilashvili in third round

Rafael Nadal took another step closer to a 10th French Open with a ruthless 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 demolition of Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili in the third round on Friday. Fourth seed Nadal coasted to the most one-sided win of his Roland Garros career as his ...

Nishikori cruises past Chardy, into third round

/ Jun 2, 2017

Nishikori cruises past Chardy, into third round

Kei Nishikori overcame some late resistance from Frenchman Jeremy Chardy to advance to the third round at the French Open on Thursday for the third straight year. The eighth-seeded Nishikori nearly allowed Chardy back into the match before sealing victory in the tie break ...

Carreno Busta eliminates Daniel in second round

/ Jun 1, 2017

Carreno Busta eliminates Daniel in second round

Taro Daniel bowed out of the French Open after a 7-5, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 defeat Wednesday to Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in the second round of the men’s singles. The 24-year-old Daniel, currently ranked 102nd in the world, got off to a strong ...

Nara loses to Williams in second round of French Open

/ May 31, 2017

Nara loses to Williams in second round of French Open

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams advanced to the French Open’s third round for the first time in two years by beating Kurumi Nara on Wednesday. In the day’s first match on Court Philippe Chatrier, the 36-year-old Williams, ranked 11th in the world, knocked ...

Djokovic, Nadal cruise into second round

/ May 30, 2017

Djokovic, Nadal cruise into second round

Back on the court where he completed his career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic showed no sign of the crisis of confidence that has affected his game since winning the French Open last year. With new coach Andre Agassi watching from the stands, the second-seeded ...

Daniel wins in first round; Kerber upset

/ May 29, 2017

Daniel wins in first round; Kerber upset

Taro Daniel reached the second round of the French Open for the second straight year with a straight sets win over Jerzy Janowicz on Sunday. Top-ranked Angelique Kerber was not as fortunate on the women’s side, losing 6-2, 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of ...

Makarova stuns top-ranked Kerber in first round

/ May 28, 2017

Makarova stuns top-ranked Kerber in first round

Angelique Kerber has not been playing at all like someone ranked No. 1 this season, and on Sunday she became the first woman seeded No. 1 to lose in the French Open’s first round in the professional era. Kerber, who ended Serena Williams’ stay ...

/ May 28, 2017

Wawrinka beats Zverev in Geneva Open final

Stan Wawrinka warmed up for the French Open by retaining his home Geneva Open title on Saturday, beating Mischa Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. The top-seeded Wawrinka clinched by breaking serve with a fierce forehand crosscourt pass to beat left-hander Zverev’s advance to the net. ...

Nishikori upset in semis

/ May 27, 2017

Nishikori upset in semis

Top seed and defending champion Stan Wawrinka on Friday reached the Geneva clay court final, where he’ll face German outsider Mischa Zverev, who stunned Kei Nishikori 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Wawrinka, 32, eased into the final by seeing off Russian world No. 85 Andrey Kuznetsov ...