reporttennis4 months ago

French Open | Rafael Nadal wins 18th Grand Slam title by beating Dominic Thiem

Rafael Nadal has won his 18th Grand Slam title and 12th French Open by beating Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 at Roland Garros on Sunday. The Spanish tennis player has become the first man or woman to win the same Grand Slam title for the 12th time in his/her playing career after beating Thiem.
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newstennis4 months ago

VIDEO | Beast-mode Rafael Nadal leaves Dominic Thiem powerless with insane backhand drop shot

There is a certain reason why the adage, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”, has survived the test of time – it has been proved multiple times over centuries. After Thiem had won the second set 7-5 to level thing, Nadal had turned into his vintage self the world once knew him.
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newstennis4 months ago

VIDEO | Dominic Thiem outruns Rafael Nadal on clay to win vicious rally

Known as the undisputed king of clay, Rafael Nadal has made Roland Garros his own, buoying on his unparalleled stamina and muscle. However, every era comes to an end and although he is still on top, his usurper is around the corner in Dominic Thiem, who was seen outdoing the legend on Sunday.
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newstennis4 months ago

French Open 2019 | Dominic Thiem beats Novak Djokovic in windy semi-final

World No.1 Novak Djokovic was downed by Dominic Thiem in one of the epic matches of French Open that lasted for two days amidst gusty wind and erratic rainfall halting the match numerous times. The match went right down to the wire and Djokovic seemed furious with the weather conditions.
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newstennis4 months ago

VIDEO | Dominic Thiem creates impossible angle against Djokovic to execute perfect backhand winner at net

One of the major elements a player needs to create a huge upset on the biggest of stages is luck – a day when one’s every shot just clicks perfectly and one has to just think about it. Thiem was riding his lady luck on Saturday against Novak Djokovic and produced one such moment of magic.
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newstennis4 months ago

French Open | Rafael Nadal downs Roger Federer while rain suspends Novak Djokovic play

Rafael Nadal took a giant stride to contend for his 12th Roland Garros title as he got the better of Roger Federer in straight sets on a windy day in Paris. In other game, Novak Djokovic’s tensed duel against Dominic Thiem had to be suspended due to rain as they are scheduled to continue today.
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French Open | Novak Djokovic beats Alexander Zverev to set up semi-final clash with Dominic Thiem

World No.1 Novak Djokovic waltzed past Germany’s Alexander Zverev to set up a replay of the 2017 French Open quarterfinal against Dominic Thiem, who also had an easy win against Karen Khachanov. In women’s category, Amanda Anisimova beat Simona Halep to play Ashleigh Barty in the semi-final.
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newstennis4 months ago

VIDEO | Novak “Hawkeye” Djokovic overrules umpire; shows sportsmanship to gift Sascha Zverev “second” first serve

Merely playing the game well doesn’t make one a great player, especially in tennis where outplaying your opponent isn't everything. Novak Djokovic showed exactly that as he picked the minute margins of Sascha Zverev’s serve with his bare eyes to overrule umpire and gift him a re-serve.
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newstennis4 months ago

French Open Round Up | Novak Djokovic to meet Alexander Zverev clash as Juan del Potro bows out

World No.1 Novak Djokovic breezed past Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets on Monday and set up a mouth-watering clash with Alexander Zverev. However, the huge upset of day nine was surely Argentine star Juan del Potro getting eliminated by tenth seeded Russian Karen Khachanov.
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reporttennis5 months ago

French Open Round up | Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Juan Martin del Potro qualify for round 3

Novak Djokovic has made it to the third round of the ongoing French Open as he won his match against Henri Laaksonen. Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem and Juan Martin del Potro also managed to win their respective matches on Thursday in the second round against Alexander Bublik and Yoshihito Nishioka.
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