THE French Open has begun but without some of tennis' leading stars. Last year's winner Rafael Nadal is heavy favourite as the sport's biggest names sit out Roland Garros. Is Andy Murray playing at the French Open? Andy Murray is NOT playing at the French Open. The Scot has been sidelined since picking up a hip injury during his Wimbledon quarter-final defeat to Sam Querrey last year. He underwent surgery in January and is expected to return for the grass court season, starting with the Libema Open in the Netherlands. MOST READ IN SPORTLost Blanco Man Utd ready to move on £200million Gareth Bale after Zinedine Zidane snub GONE TERRY John Terry to leave Villa amid exodus after they lose play-off final to Fulham RED FACED Wijnaldum reveals why Liverpool players did not go straight to console Karius can't kari on Liverpool 'step up goalkeeper hunt' after Loris Karius' Champions League flop 'IS HE THE PRIZE?' PornHub star Mia Khalifa supports Loris Karius with flirty messages … [Read more...] about Are Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer playing at the French Open 2018?
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LiveUpdated Friday 7 June 2019 12:32 Sport > Live Follow all the latest updates from Roland Garros Roger Federer is taking on Rafael Nadal in the French Open semi-final in what might be one of the last occasions we see these two legends of tennis go head to head on such a major stage. For both Federer, 37, and Nadal, 33, chances to add to their extraordinary haul of grand slam titles will not keep coming along forever and this is an opportunity not to be passed up. Both players have progressed serenely to the last four, each dropping only one set en route, and it is all set up to be another blockbuster between these two greats. Follow it live: We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now Show latest update 2019-06-07T11:32:23.036Z *Federer 2-3 NadalFederer breaks back!Nadal nets after a beautiful backhand angle by Federer, and then … [Read more...] about French Open live: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal – latest updates
Rafael Nadal has revealed that he will take no special satisfaction in matching Roger Federer's Grand Slam record of 19 should he ever be able to reach that milestone. The Spaniard won two Grand Slams in 2017 to take his tally to 16 but was matched by the Swiss ace to extend the gap to three. Nadal went on to win six titles in 2017, which included two Grand Slams – the French and the US Open – and confirmed his place as the year-end world number one for the fourth time in his career. This season has been one to cherish for Nadal, his best after 2013, when he won 10 titles and he will look to carry his form into 2018 as he faces a sterner test with a host of big hitters returning to the fray. In comparison, Federer started the year by defeating Nadal in the final of the Australian Open and went on to win seven titles, including Wimbledon. Federer is expected to take the court again by storm in the coming year, having had a disappointing end to 2017 as he lost the ATP World … [Read more...] about Rafael Nadal opens up on his vision to match Roger Federer’s tally of Grand Slams
Register for our free newsletter Roger Federer will bid for a 20th grand slam title when he takes on Marin Cilic in the final of the Australian Open on Sunday. The Swiss holds the men’s record with 19 slam trophies, three more than his great rival Rafael Nadal. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the breakdown of Federer’s triumphs. Australian Open – Five titles (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017) By reaching his seventh final at Melbourne Park, Federer has set a new Open era record, but he needs to win to equal Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson’s six titles. He won his second slam title in 2004 with victory over Marat Safin, while last year’s unexpected triumph was arguably the greatest of his career. His only final defeat came against Nadal in 2009. French Open – One title (2009) Another of Federer’s favourite titles came nine years ago when he finally lifted the Coupe des Mousquetaires at Roland Garros. It was … [Read more...] about Rogere Federer’s grand slam victories
Rafael Nadal vs Dominic ThiemFrench Open 2018 men's final Follow the action LIVE with Standard Sport! Live Updates New updates availableRefresh 2018-06-10T14:32:46.306Z Nadal 6-4, 3-0 Thiem*He's in the swing of it now, Nadal claims his fifth game in a row and, whereas Thiem broke straight back in the first set, takes a commanding lead in the second. BREAK OF SERVE 2018-06-10T14:28:27.016Z BREAK | Nadal* 6-4, 2-0 ThiemJust as he did in the first set, Nadal breaks the Austrian at the first time of asking here in the second, can he go on a roll from here or will Thiem fight back again? 2018-06-10T14:19:28.290Z Nadal 6-4, 1-0 Thiem*Up and running again as Nadal holds the opening game, Thiem had some good spells in the first but he'll have to show something incredible to stop Rafa it would seem. 2018-06-10T14:15:08.106Z Nadal* 6-4, 0-0 ThiemWe're under way in the second set with the ten-time champion serving BREAK OF SERVE … [Read more...] about Nadal vs Thiem, French Open 2018 men’s final