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Djokovic hands Nadal 3rd loss in 108 French Open matches

Jun. 11, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sprinting, sliding and stretching, anticipating each other’s moves for four sets and more than four hours, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal produced a masterpiece in the French Open semifinals. Djokovic, as it happens, is one of only two men in tennis...

The Latest: Djokovic downs Nadal to reach French Open final

Jun. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Thirteen-time champion Rafael Nadal has lost to Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals. Nadal lost their 58th showdown 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2. ...

French Open surprise: Pavlyuchenkova vs Krejcikova in final

Jun. 11, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

Success seemed to come so quickly and easily for Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova as a junior, including three Grand Slam girls' titles and a No. 1 ranking by her early teens. Not so much in the professional ranks. Her match against Barbora Krejcikova at the...

Unseeded Krejcikova, Pavlyuchenkova reach French Open final

Jun. 10, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The ball landing at Barbora Krejcikova's feet on match point appeared to come down behind the baseline. The linesman thought so and called the shot long. A TV replay confirmed as much, and the unseeded Krejcikova was so sure she raised her arms in triumph...

Djokovic-Nadal, Tsitsipas-Zverev in French Open semifinals

Jun. 10, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal know there's something special about the two of them meeting in the French Open semifinals — even if they'd prefer, of course, for it to happen a round later. “Each time we face each other, there’s that extra tension and...

The Latest: Krejcikova saves match point to reach final

Jun. 10, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 8:40 p.m Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova saved one match point before booking a spot in the French Open final, where she will face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Saturday. ...

French Open fans angry as COVID curfew imposed during match

Jun. 09, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s French Open quarterfinal against Matteo Berrettini was delayed for about 22 minutes Wednesday night while thousands of spectators were cleared out of the stadium court because of an 11 p.m. coronavirus curfew. Pandemic-related...

No. 1 Djokovic, 13-time French champ Nadal to meet in semis

Jun. 09, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic wheeled toward his guest box in a nearly empty Court Philippe Chatrier as midnight neared and let out one yell, two yells, three, four. Once two points from a straight-set victory and seemingly well on his way to a French Open semifinal...

Sakkari tops 2020 French champ Swiatek; 4 in 1st Slam SFs

Jun. 09, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — When one last forehand from defending champion Iga Swiatek landed wide in the French Open quarterfinals, Maria Sakkari crouched on Court Philippe Chatrier and bowed her head, relishing the moment. Sakkari is still two wins away from lifting the trophy, but...

The Latest: Nadal drops set but moves into French Open SF

Jun. 09, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 6:20 p.m. Rafael Nadal dropped a set for the first time at this year's French Open but ultimately advanced to the semifinals for a record-extending 14th time. ...