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Rafael Nadal shows his emotions as he hugs the Musketeers’ Cup  following the men’s singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austriaon Sunday in Paris. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

The tears were new but otherwise things were as they always seem to be in Paris. Rafael Nadal duly collected his 11th French Open title here on Sunday(...)

An emotional Rafael Nadal celebrates his French Open final victory over Austria’s Dominic Thiem at Roland Garros. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Rafael Nadal roared to French Open title number 11 with a straight-sets demolition of Dominic Thiem in Paris. The Spaniard continued his extraordinar(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro during their semifinal match at the French Open. Photo: Thibault Camus/AP Photo

Sentiment rubbed up against reality here on Friday as two underdogs bowed to the inevitable to leave Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem standing when the (...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal during his quarter final match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Rafael Nadal has been just a little impatient the past couple of weeks, as if rushing towards history and not wanting any distractions, and his steps (...)

Rafael Nadal is a set down against Diego Schwartzman in their French Open quarter-final match at Roland Garros. Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Rafael Nadal can still win this French Open, but he will have to carry the late momentum of his rain-interrupted fightback against the redoubtable Die(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winnning his fourth round match against Germany’s Maximilian Marterer at the French Open. Photo: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Rafael Nadal is another step closer to his 11th French Open title after a straight-sets win over Maximilian Marterer. The world number one, red-hot (...)

Novak Djokovic beat Fernando Verdasco in straight sets to reach the French Open quarter-finals. Photograph: Caroline Blumberg/EPA

Novak Djokovic eased into the quarter-finals of the French Open in straight sets against Fernando Verdasco. The 2016 Paris champion is still not at h(...)

Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand during his men’s singles third round match against Richard Gasquet of France during day seven of the French Open at Roland Garros. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal swatted aside the latest challenge to his seemingly inexorable march towards an 11th French Open title. The Spaniard’s strength and powe(...)

Novak Djokovic is into the fourth round of the French Open. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP

Novak Djokovic dropped his first set, and smashed his first racket, at this year’s French Open — but still battled through to the fourth round. The f(...)

Novak Djokovic  serving during his second-round match against Spain’s Jaume Munar   at the  French Open  in Paris. Photograph: Stockman/Getty Images

On a day of rapidly swirling weather and fortunes, Novak Djokovic emerged from a second perfunctory win against a qualifier to stay in the conversatio(...)

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