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Tennis-No easy starts for top guns at the French Open

PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - There will be no gentle start for the favourites at the French Open starting this weekend, with nine-time winner Rafa Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic on a semi-final collision course.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Kvitova included in French Open draw after recovering from stabbing

PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Czech player Petra Kvitova was included in the draw for the French Open on Friday after recovering from being stabbed during a burglary at her home last December.

Andy Murray to face Andrey Kuznetsov in French Open

Andy Murray's recent form and health issues mean that nobody should get too carried away when it comes to his French Open chances. But the world No 1 was given a reasonable start in Friday's draw.

Tennis-Nuremberg Cup women's singles results

May 26 (Gracenote) - Results from the Nuremberg Cup Women's Singles matches on Friday Quarterfinal Sorana Cirstea (Romania) beat 2-Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) 6-3 3-6 6-4



Andy Murray set to discover his French Open fate

The 30-year-old reached the final in Paris for the first time 12 months ago when he lost to Novak Djokovic, who became the first player in 47 years to hold all four slam titles simultaneously.

Novak Djokovic's union with Andre Agassi gets top backing

The sight of Novak Djokovic teaming up with Andre Agassi at the French Open has the tennis world giddy with excitement ? and the pair's former coaches have both backed the partnership.

Andy Murray suffering another health scare in Paris

World No 1 Murray has been on antibiotics to counteract viral symptoms and is said to have barely practised this week after feeling what his spokesman described as 'under the weather'.

Milos Raonic books semi-final clash against Tomas Berdych

Milos Raonic will face Tomas Berdych in the last four of the Lyon Open after the pair made short work of their respective quarter-finals on Thursday.

FRENCH OPEN '17: Djokovic, Muguruza try to defend titles

Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza will try to defend their French Open titles this year        

FRENCH OPEN '17: What do you know about the clay-court Slam?

See how much you know about the French Open by taking the AP's quiz about the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament        

FRENCH OPEN '17: From Agassi-Nole to US teen, what to watch

Andre Agassi's new partnership with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal's bid for a record 10th title are among the top story lines heading into the French Open        

Tennis-Murray struggles with illness on French Open eve - reports

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May 26 (Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray is battling to recover from illness before the French Open begins on Sunday, according to British media reports.

FRENCH OPEN '17: No. 1 Angelique Kerber 0-7 vs top-20 foes

Angelique Kerber has lost all seven matches she has played in 2017 against opponents ranked in the top 20 heading into the French Open        

FRENCH OPEN '17: Rafael Nadal seeks his record 10th title

Andy Murray's serve and movement have not been at their best, Novak Djokovic is not nearly as dominant as he was a year ago at this time and Rafael Nadal is seeking his record 10th French Open title        

FRENCH OPEN '17: 30 is the new 25 in men's tennis right now

The top 5 in the men's tennis rankings are all at least 30 years old, the first time that's happened        

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