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Nadal Captures 5th French Open

Roundly defeats Robin Soderling at Roland Garros

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal has reclaimed his crown as the King of Clay. Chasing down shots all over the court, the relentless Spaniard won his fifth French Open title today and avenged his lone Roland Garros defeat, beating Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. Nadal improved to 38-1 at Roland Garros, with the... More »

Soderling Bounces Defending Champ Federer

Swede snaps 6-year streak of Grand Slam semis at 23

(Newser) - There will be a Grand Slam semifinal without Roger Federer for the first time in 6 years. French Open upset specialist Robin Soderling struck again today, rallying past defending champion Federer in a rainy quarterfinal, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. That ended Federer's record streak of reaching the semifinals in 23... More »

Oudin Storms Into Quarters

(Newser) - American teenager Melanie Oudin continued her rampage through the US Open this afternoon, again dropping the first set en route to upsetting a seeded Russian in a 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory over No. 13 Nadia Petrova. The 70th-ranked 17-year-old, buoyed by the crowd's vocal support, demonstrated laser-like focus until... More »

Federer Wins 1st French Open

Swiss star's victory gives him elusive career Grand Slam

(Newser) - The fans at Roland Garros got what they were cheering for today: not a nail-bitingly close French Open finals match, but a definitive win by Roger Federer. After years of falling just short on clay, Federer finally can claim a career Grand Slam with his 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4... More »

Federer Earns Final, Will Face No. 23 Seed

(Newser) - Striving to complete a career Grand Slam, sentimental favorite Roger Federer came from behind twice in the semifinals to beat big-serving Juan Martin del Potro 3-6, 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 in a French Open semifinal today in Paris. Playing in his fourth consecutive Roland Garros final, Federer will try... More »

Nadal Falls in 4th Round

23rd seed Soderling breaks Rafa's 31-match French Open win streak

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal's unbeaten run at the French Open is over. The four-time defending champion has lost to Robin Soderling of Sweden in the fourth round, ending his record 31-match winning streak at Roland Garros. Soderling, seeded 23rd at this year's tournament, ran Nadal ragged on center court with his hard... More »

Nadal Wins 3-Day Match

Spaniard advances to fourth round at delay-plagued Wimbledon

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal moved on to the fourth round at Wimbledon today after triumphing in a match prolonged over 3 days by weather. Down match point in the third set Monday, Robin Soderling rebounded to win a tiebreaker before play was suspended. Rain interrupted the fifth set yesterday, and today Nadal... More »

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