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Sports > Tennis
Andy Murray locked in French Open survival battle
Darkness halted Andy Murray's bad-tempered French Open survival battle with Radek Stepanek while Stan Wawrinka avoided becoming the first defending champion to lose in the first round on Monday.
 
Nadal back in Paris, no title to defend, no Federer to face
Through the years, Rafael Nadal grew accustomed to a couple of givens at the French Open: He would arrive as the defending champion, and Roger Federer would be somewhere in the draw, often awaiting a showdown in the final.
 
Twelve months after his latest bid to complete a career Grand Slam was thwarted, Novak Djokovic targets an elusive French Open title with time and history threatening to conspire against him.
 
Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open on Thursday after failing to recover from a back injury, bringing to an end the 17-time major winner's astonishing run of 65 consecutive Grand Slams.
 
Twelve months after his latest bid to complete a career Grand Slam was thwarted, Novak Djokovic targets an elusive French Open title with time and history threatening to conspire against him.
 
UK's Andy Murray a big French Open threat, says Djokovic
Novak Djokovic underlined the growing clay-court threat of Andy Murray barely a fortnight from the French Open after conceding defeat to the British No. 1 in the final of the Rome Masters.
 
Andy Murray on course for second straight final against Nadal Djokovic
The UK's Andy Murray remained on course for a second successive Masters final with Serbia's No. 1 Novak Djokovic after both came through the quarterfinals in Rome on Friday.
 
Djokovic set to encounter Nadal as Murray meets Goffin in Rome
Defending champion Novak Djokovic overcame a first-set scare to set up a Rome Masters quarterfinal with Rafael Nadal thanks to a 0-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Tomaz Bellucci on Thursday.
 
Roger Federer joined Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in reaching the third round of the Rome Masters on Wednesday with the Swiss admitting that he was fully expecting to lose against Alexander Zverev.
 
Rafael Nadal said Tuesday that he is in confident mood ahead of his first match of the Rome Masters, despite his semifinal defeat to Andy Murray in Madrid last week.
 
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