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French Open 2017: Granollers wonder shot gets a high-five from Djokovic

Over on the other court, on at the same time, Nadal - chasing his tenth French Open title - fought off the resistance provided by Paire in the second set while producing solid court coverage to bag the win. But Mladenovic looked in massive trouble against Jennifer Brady, eventually fending off back pain en route to a 3-6, 6-3, 9-7 victory over the American.


British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand itinerary

British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand itinerary

Former British and Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan says the 2017 tourists "need all six games" in the build-up to the first Test in New Zealand . The world champions have since taken on all comers, proving to be simply too good for their rivals and firmly establishing themselves as the best side on the planet.


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Gonzalo Higuain's "strange" feeling ahead of Champions League final

One of Madrid's greatest players, Zidane also has a close connection with Juventus , his team's opponent in Saturday's final in Cardiff . "We don't have any indication [of who will start]", Modric said. "At the start of the season he was unbelievable, he was one of our best players". "It is not something that is nice to happen to a player, especially Gareth".


Petra Kvitova's comeback ends in French Open second round

Petra Kvitova's comeback ends in French Open second round

Meanwhile, it was Kvitova's first tournament since she suffered career-threatening injuries when she was stabbed by an intruder in her home in December. She roared into a 3-0 lead and although Julia Boserup finally got on the board, the first set was pretty much in the bag, albeit with five set points to seal the deal.



England's Poulter aiming to sort out US Open spot

The four-time major victor was assessed a two-shot penalty and shot a 1-under 71 to lie five shots off the lead. "It has become so much better and I think a lot of the other players probably agree with me", he said. The West Course at Wentworth underwent a £5million renovation programme just eight days after Chris Wood's victory a year ago, with all 18 greens stripped of their old turf and reseeded with a new type of grass.