Nadal's $376,000 watch found, barman arrested
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Nadal's $376,000 watch found, barman arrested

Police say they've found the 300,000 euro ($376,000) watch stolen from the Paris hotel room of tennis star Rafael Nadal, and that a barman has been arrested in connection with the theft.

Rafael Nadal's 300,000 euro watch stolen from Paris hotel room
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Rafael Nadal's 300,000 euro watch stolen from Paris hotel room

Rafael Nadal had a 300,000-euro ($375,000) luxury watch stolen from the Paris hotel where he stayed with his parents during the French Open, police said on Tuesday.

Djokovic, Nadal building superb Grand Slam rivalry
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Djokovic, Nadal building superb Grand Slam rivalry

After all of those Grand Slam finals between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, a record eight in all, there's a new tantalizing tennis rivalry.

Humble Nadal in 7th heaven at French Open
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Humble Nadal in 7th heaven at French Open

Rafael Nadal is so unflinching, so nearly unbeatable, while sliding and grinding and pounding his way past opponent after opponent at the French Open. Away from the red clay, Nadal is human, of course. Humble, even.

Djokovic looking forward to long rivalry with Nadal
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Djokovic looking forward to long rivalry with Nadal

World number one Novak Djokovic is looking forward to a new rivalry at the summit of men's tennis after losing a hard-fought French Open final against Spanish claycourt king Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal driven by fear of failure
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Rafael Nadal driven by fear of failure

Rafael Nadal admitted on Monday that a deep-seated fear of failure drove him to a record seventh French Open title and will keep him playing until his love of the sport finally drains away.

Disappointed Djokovic says the better man won
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Disappointed Djokovic says the better man won

World number one Novak Djokovic said Monday that he was disappointed at losing his chance to make history after being defeated by Rafael Nadal at the French Open, but admitted that the better man won.

It's just routine for king of clay Rafael Nadal
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It's just routine for king of clay Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal, whose on-court routine includes picking the rear of his shorts and diligently lining up his water bottles, labels facing away, is making a habit of winning French Opens.

Rafael Nadal hails 'unforgettable' French Open triumph
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Rafael Nadal hails 'unforgettable' French Open triumph

Rafael Nadal described his record-setting seventh French Open triumph as an "unforgettable" moment after the Spanish world number two defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in Monday's final.

Who is Rafael Nadal?
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Who is Rafael Nadal?

Every sport has its list of legends. In the tennis hall of fame, Rafael Nadal's very own palatial space is prime property. Today the Spaniard also stepped firmly into history books becoming the first player ever to win seven French Open Men's Singles titles.

'King of Clay' Rafael Nadal wins record seventh French Open
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'King of Clay' Rafael Nadal wins record seventh French Open

Rain or shine, clay or mud, Sunday or Monday, Rafael Nadal rules Roland Garros. The man they call "Rafa" won his record seventh French Open title Monday, returning a day after getting rained out to put the finishing touches on a 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic.

Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic: Rain may spoil French Open title clash on Monday
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Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic: Rain may spoil French Open title clash on Monday

Embattled French Open organisers were braced for more heavy rain to swamp the suspended men's final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on Monday as they played down accusations of a scheduling blunder.

Nadal vs Djokovic French Open final: Play postponed to Monday
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Nadal vs Djokovic French Open final: Play postponed to Monday

The French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was called for the day because of rain on Sunday with Nadal clinging to a 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2 lead.

Russia proud of Maria Sharapova
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Russia proud of Maria Sharapova

Russia on Sunday lavished praised on its "legendary" tennis star Maria Sharapova after her French Open victory, the highpoint of a career that took flight when she left her homeland aged seven.

Maria Sharapova alone can't save women's tennis
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Maria Sharapova alone can't save women's tennis

It is tempting to say that the most entertaining moment in the women's French Open final was when the stadium announcer fluffed her lines during the trophy presentation and mistakenly introduced the winner, Maria Sharapova, as the runner-up. Ho-ho, how the crowd laughed.

Putin congratulates Sharapova on French Open victory
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Putin congratulates Sharapova on French Open victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Maria Sharapova on her winning the French Open tournament.

Nestor, Mirnyi beat Bryans for French Open title
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Nestor, Mirnyi beat Bryans for French Open title

Top-seeded Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Daniel Nestor of Canada won a second consecutive French Open doubles title by beating American twins Bob and Mike Bryan 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.

French Open win beats Wimbledon: Maria Sharapova
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French Open win beats Wimbledon: Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova said her French Open triumph was a greater achievement than her teenage 2004 Wimbledon breakthrough which launched her on the road to international fame and fortune.

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