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French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 11th title

Rafael Nadal finally sealed victory on his fifth match point



World number one Rafael Nadal won an 11th French Open title by beating Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets.

Nadal, 32, won 6-4 6-3 6-2 to earn his 17th Grand Slam, three adrift of Roger Federer's all-time men's record.

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Ilie Nastase: Romanian former world number one arrested twice in one day

Nastase was surrounded by reporters as he left the police station in Bucharest



Former world number one tennis player Ilie Nastase was arrested twice on Friday, Romanian authorities have said.

The 71-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, before later being pulled over for driving a scooter without a valid licence.

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Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Alexander Zverev to win Rome title for an eighth time

Nadal already held the record for most Italian Open wins



Rafael Nadal survived a stunning fightback from Alexander Zverev to win a record eighth Italian Open.

Nadal cruised to the first set before defending champion Zverev won nine of the next 11 games to take the second set 6-1 and lead 3-1 in the decider.

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Madrid Open: Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori in round one

Novak Djokovic secured his first win over a top-20 opponent in almost a year with victory against Kei Nishikori



Novak Djokovic said his first-round win over Kei Nishikori at the Madrid Open was "exactly" what he needed for his confidence after a run of poor form.

The 30-year-old former world number one has failed to reach the quarter-finals in five tournaments since returning from elbow surgery in January.

Read more: Madrid Open: Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori in round one


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