Nadal passes Sinner test to storm into French Open semi-finals

The Spaniard, also looking to match Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, was stretched by the 19-year-old Sinner as he set up a clash with Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who beat him in the Italian Open quarter-finals last month. Claycourt master Rafael Nadal passed his first real …

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Morning Digest: WHO to provide 120 million rapid COVID-19 tests to poorer countries, States told to strengthen security ahead of Babri verdict, and more

A select list of stories to read before you start your day. WHO says 120 million rapid COVID-19 tests to be provided to poorer countries Some 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for coronavirus will be made available to low- and middle-income countries at a maximum of $5 each, the World …

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French Open 2020 | Record-chasing Nadal eases into second round

Nadal converted all of his five break points to set up a meeting with American Mackenzie McDonald. Claycourt master Rafael Nadal started his quest for a record-extending 13th French Open title with a straightforward 6-4 6-4 6-2 first-round win against Belarusian Egor Gerasimov on Monday. The Spaniard, looking to equal …

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French Open 2020 | Nadal one shy of Federer’s all time Slam record

The undisputed king of clay, Rafael Nadal is one title away from matching Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam record(20), but 15 years on from the Spaniard’s first French Open triumph he appears more vulnerable than ever at his beloved Roland Garros. Nadal owns an astounding 93-2 record in Paris dating …

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French Open | Murray takes on Wawrinka in blockbuster opener

Twelve-time champion Rafael Nadal will open against Belarus’ Egor Gerasimov in the opening round of the French Open starting on Sunday (Sept. 27). Gerasimov was a finalist at the Tata Open Maharashtra early this year, losing to Jiri Vesely. In the draws unveiled on Thursday, the Spaniard was placed in …

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