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Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon tuneup for extra rest

Prior to his straight-sets victory over Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's final at Roland Garros , Nadal had not tasted glory on the biggest stage since his 2014 triumph in Paris . Nadal's desolation then was in stark contrast to the joy he showed here at the moment of victory, lying flat on his back in customary fashion to celebrate a remarkable achievement.


Rafael Nadal wins French Open title for 10th time

Rafael Nadal wins French Open title for 10th time

Nadal's total Grand Slam title count now stands at 15, moving him past Pete Sampras into second on the Open Era men's leaderboard , behind Federer (18 ) and ahead of Djokovic and Australian legend Roy Emerson , both of whom have 12 majors to their names.



Confed Cup: Chicharito Scores As Resilient Mexico Hold Portugal

The controversy may subside for the time being, as Mexico prepare to face a New Zealand side ranked 95 in the world before an expectedly sparse crowd in Sochi. Another defensive error led to Mexico's equaliser just before the break as Raphael Guerreiro lost sight of Raul Jiminez's cross and Carlos Vela popped the ball back across for Hernandez to head in.


Novak Djokovic made top seed for Aegon International in Eastbourne

Novak Djokovic made top seed for Aegon International in Eastbourne

The WTA side of the tournament features seven of the world's top 10 female players including world number one Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova (number three), 2016 champion Dominika Cibulkova (number six), 2009 champion Caroline Wozniacki (number eight), and Britain's world number seven Johanna Konta.


Simona Halep defeats Karolina Pliskova in French Open semifinals

Simona Halep defeats Karolina Pliskova in French Open semifinals

If Pliskova beats Halep, she will have the top spot; Halep must beat Pliskova and win the championship to gain the No. 1 position. Halep could have won the first set easier if she had converted break points in the fifth and ninth game. After that first set we just stuck to what we do best. Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland is facing unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia on Court Philippe Chatrier.