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Wimbledon 2015: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal through

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Former champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal easily progressed at Wimbledon, securing straight-set wins in the first round. Federer took just 67 minutes to see off debutant Damir Dzumhur 6-1 6-3 6-4. Nadal, 29, needed longer against Thomaz Bellucci on Court One, but his 6-4 6-2 6-3 victory was still comprehensive. Elsewhere, 13th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was pushed to five ...

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Djokovic handed tough Wimbledon opener

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic was handed a tough opening round at Wimbledon when Friday’s draw paired him with Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber. The Serb, who beat Roger Federer in last year’s final to win the title for a second time, could then face former champion Lleyton Hewitt in the second round. Kohlschreiber had match points against Federer at Halle last week ...

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Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in French Open quarter-finals

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Novak Djokovic became only the second man to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open with a straight-sets victory in the quarter-finals in Paris. The world number one ended the nine-time champion’s reign 7-5 6-3 6-1. The Serb, now two wins from completing the career Grand Slam of all four major titles, will play Andy Murray or David Ferrer in ...

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Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic to meet at French Open

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Nine-time champion Nadal beat Jack Sock 6-3 6-1 5-7 6-2 in round four to claim a record 70th win at Roland Garros. The Spaniard is trying to become the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event. Nadal has defeated Djokovic – who beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-1 6-2 6-3 – six times ...

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Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic win French Open first-round ties

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Frenchman Halys, an 18-year-old wildcard, had the Roland Garros crowd on his side but was not consistent enough to trouble the champion. And sixth seed Nadal, 28, won 6-3 6-3 6-4 in one hour and 50 minutes on Court Philippe Chatrier. The Spaniard is in the same half of the draw as top seed Novak Djokovic, who beat Jarkko Nieminen ...

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Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic win French Open first-round ties

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Rafael Nadal began his quest for a 10th French Open title with a straight-sets victory over teenager Quentin Halys. Frenchman Halys, an 18-year-old wildcard, had the Roland Garros crowd on his side but was not consistent enough to trouble the champion. And sixth seed Nadal, 28, won 6-3 6-3 6-4 in one hour and 50 minutes on Court Philippe Chatrier. ...

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Andy Murray beats Rafael Nadal to win Madrid Masters final

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Andy Murray claimed his first victory over Rafael Nadal on clay to win the Madrid Masters on Sunday evening. The Briton had never beaten Nadal in six previous meetings on the surface but won 6-3 6-2 to stun the home crowd. Defending champion Nadal was aiming for a record fifth win in Madrid but Murray outclassed his Spanish opponent to ...

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Rafael Nadal beaten by Fabio Fognini at Barcelona Open

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Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal suffered his earliest defeat in 12 years at the Barcelona Open as he went down in straight sets to Fabio Fognini. The Italian, seeded 13th, won 6-4 7-6 (8-6) in the third round – Nadal’s worst result in Barcelona since 2003, when he was 16 years old. It was Fognini’s second straight win over the Spaniard, ...

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