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  • French Open: Federer stunned; bows out of tournament

    Published on June 3, 2015

    RogerFedererStanislas Wawrinka knocked out Roger Federer at the French Open. Stanislas Wawrinka produced some fearsome hitting to beat his compatriot Roger Federer 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in the French Open quarter-finals.

    Djokovic, Nadal to meet in French Open QF

    Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will clash in a French Open quarter-final blockbuster in one of the sport’s most-eagerly awaited clashes of recent times.

    World number one and top seed Djokovic eased into the last eight on Monday with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 win over France’s Richard Gasquet.

    Defending champion Nadal, seeking a 10th Roland Garros crown, saw off unseeded American Jack Sock, 6-3, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.

    It was Nadal’s 70th career win at the French Open against just one defeat and his 39th in a row at the tournament he has dominated for a decade.

    “It’s the biggest challenge I can have on clay,” said Djokovic who needs a French Open title to complete the career Grand Slam.

    On facing Djokovic, sixth-seed Nadal said: “I will have to play my best tennis. He’s the world number one and is having a great season. It’ll be a complicated match.”

    Nadal has beaten Djokovic in the 2012 and 2014 finals in Paris as well as the 2013 semi-finals and holds a career 23-20 edge in head-to-head meetings.

     

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