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 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.

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.

'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.

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.

Nadal says 'zero' pressure as history, washout beckon
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Nadal says 'zero' pressure as history, washout beckon

Rafael Nadal insisted that he feels 'zero' pressure going into Sunday's history-defining French Open final against Novak Djokovic even if heavy rain threatens to swamp the Roland Garros spectacle.

French Open 2012: And the runner-up is...Maria Sharapova
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French Open 2012: And the runner-up is...Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova's French Open championship ceremony hit a low note on Saturday when the newly-crowned Roland Garros champion was introduced as the runner-up.

Queen Maria Sharapova back on her throne after injury battle
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Queen Maria Sharapova back on her throne after injury battle

It was no coincidence on Thursday that when it became certain that Maria Sharapova was back as world number one, there was general satisfaction within the WTA and in women's tennis in general.

Maria Sharapova makes history with French Open win
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Maria Sharapova makes history with French Open win

The picture she posed for at the beginning foreshadowed a mismatch in the making

Grass looks good to Roger Federer after French Open
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Grass looks good to Roger Federer after French Open

Sweep away the clay, bring on the grass summed up Roger Federer's emotions after his French Open defeat to Novak Djokovic on Friday.

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