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Nadal wins record extending ninth French Open title

PARIS: World number one Rafa Nadal won a record extending ninth French Open title when he beat Serbian second seed Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4 in Sunday's final. The Spaniard became the first man to win five successive titles at Roland Garros to take his overall grand slam tally to 14. Djokovic, who was looking to become the eighth man to complete a career grand slam, made a great start but appeared to suffer from the heat and humidity after losing the second set. Nadal, who has only lost one of his 67 matches on the…

Nadal and Djokovic eager to renew hostilities

PARIS: Andy Murray will draw on the experience of being a grand slam champion and Ernests Gulbis is to rely on his "unhealthy diet full of ketchup" as they attempt to prevent a Rafa Nadal-Novak Djokovic French Open final. The last time Murray faced eight-times champion Nadal at Roland Garros, in the 2011 semi-finals, the Briton was still one of the many also-rans on the tour. Since then, however, the Scot has captured the U.S. Open title and sent 60 million Britons into delirium by winning Wimbledon last July. That…