Defending champs Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep pose next to the cups during the draw of the French Open on Thursday. Associated Press
Nadal emerged triumphant that day, winning in five sets in a four-hour 48-minute epic of fluctuating fortunes that stretched out over seven hours because of constant, momentum-shifting rain interruptions.
Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer reached the last-32 of a Grand Slam for the 70th time as he disposed of British wild card Jay Clarke 6-1, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 in the second round at Wimbledon on Thursday.
Roger Federer set up a mouthwatering French Open semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal on Tuesday when he defeated Stan Wawrinka in four sets to become the oldest men’s Grand Slam semi-finalist in 28 years.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal powered past Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals on Friday, to move within one victory of a record-extending 12th Roland Garros title after handing his oldest rival his worst Grand Slam defeat in 11 years.
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series returned with a bang on Thursday with five of the eight men’s matches on day one of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2019 decided
In a pulsating Gulf Cup of Nations first semi-final at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha on Thursday that went down to the wire, Bahrain overcame Iraq 5-3 in the tie-breaker,
Atletico Madrid’s seemingly unshakeable position as Spain’s third force has come under threat following a slide in form and they desperately need to get their season back on track