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Sports News
Federer, Nadal set up blockbuster clash in French Open semis
 
PARIS: Roger Federer beat Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka in four sets to face Rafael Nadal in an entertaining men''s singles semifinal, their 39th career head-to-head, at the French Open here on Tuesday. Despite winning only two of 18 break points, third-seeded Federer overcame Wawrinka 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in three hours and 35 minutes. "I''m very happy. Number one, to be back in another semifinals of a Grand Slam. It did not happen last year or so. I had some tough losses in fourth rounds or quarters.

From that standpoint, I exceeded my expectations here," said the 37-year-old Federer after reaching his eighth French Open semifinal. As for the eye-catching semifinal, Federer said, "Of course I''ll follow my schedule and game plan, what does my game allow me to do and what are the conditions like. But with Rafa''s strengths particularly on clay, you have to be aware of who you''re playing against." "Like against any player, there is always a chance," he added. Nadal swept No 7 seed Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 for a record-extending 12th French Open semifinal. "Having Roger in front in the semifinals is an extra thing.

We shared the most important moments of our careers together on court facing each other," commented Nadal, who leads the head-to-head 23-15. After moving past seventh-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-1, 6-4, Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the French Open semifinals since Jo Durie in 1983. She will next face 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic. Vondrousova continued to refresh her personal best at Grand Slams with a 7-6 (1), 7-5 victory over Petra Martic. Duan Yingying and Zheng Saisai got past their fellow Chinese Xu Yifan and Canada''s Gabriela Dabrowski 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 to reach women''s doubles semifinals.

But another Chinese player Zhang Shuai underwent a gloomy day, as she lost the women''s doubles quarterfinals with Samantha Stosur of Australia to Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babos 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3) in a rematch of the Australian Open final this year. Then Zhang and another Australian partner John Peers conceded a 1-6, 7-5, 10-8 defeat to Gabriela Dabrowski and Mate Pavic in mixed doubles quarterfinals.


I find nets claustrophobic, prefer centre wicket for match simulation: Kohli
Rahane's 81 only saving grace in India 203 for 6 on day 1
It's better to get hit early and hard: Kohli on bouncers
Messi 'made me better player', says Ronaldo
Kumble should be chairman of selectors but BCCI needs to raise pay: Sehwag
Nagal moves to second round of US Open Qualifying event
PCB keen on appointing Misbah as Pakistan's coach-cum-chief selector
Rhodes, incumbents appear for Indian support staff interviews
Sakshi Malik issued show cause notice by WFI for indiscipline
Geet Sethi overcomes spirited Atit Shah at snooker meet
Australia's Smith out of second Ashes Test with concussion
Hima wins gold in 300m in Czech Republic
AITA on sticky wicket ahead of talks with ITF security consultants
Deepa Malik joins Bajrang for Khel Ratna, cricketer Jadeja among 19 for Arjuna
Mary Kom recuses herself from Saturday's sports award meeting
Ravi Shastri reappointed head coach of Indian team till 2021
Archer strikes as Australia slump to 80-4 in second Ashes Test
India beat England to win inaugural T20 Physical Disability World Series
Gayle walks off in style after sizzling knock, may have played his last
Six candidates including Shastri shortlisted for India''s head coach post
KERALA NEWS
Malayalam actor, film crew stranded in Himachal village
 Thiruvananthapuram: A 30-member film crew from Kerala, including award-winning actress Manju Warrier  
Ex-Deputy Commandant of AR camp held in connection with constable's death
"More flights to Kerala from Gulf countries during Onam"
Flood in Kerala: CM conducts aerial survey
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Despite tensions, Pak stands ready to open Kartarpur Corridor: Qureshi
 Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday said that despite tensions with India, it stands ready to open the Kar
Two Govt hospitals in Pak deny specialised ambulance facility to Sharif
UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis'
US seeking balancing act in South Asia over Kashmir: Report
NATIONAL NEWS
INX Media: SC grants interim protection to Chidambaram in ED case; no relief in CBI matter
 New Delhi: Congress leader and former union finance minister P Chidambaram was on Friday granted pro
Always said demonising Modi wrong: Singhvi
Alert in Tamil Nadu after intel of Lashkar terrorists' intrusion
FATF Asia-Pacific Group puts Pakistan in terror 'blacklist': Officials
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