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On Tennis: In Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal Faces a New French Open Challenge

PARIS — On his favorite tennis court, Rafael Nadal was struggling on Friday. He looked hesitant and edgy, as if he might not be able to finish what he had started. But this had nothing to do with winning or losing his French Open semifinal against Juan Martín del Potro, whom Nadal had just manhandled,…

2018 French Open: Diego Schwartzman Stands Tall

“Always is a tough player,” Nadal said of Schwartzman. “It’s always good to see him in the quarterfinal because he’s a good friend, good person. He’s a worker, and I’m happy to see him having all this success.” “Hopefully not too much,” Nadal added quickly, drawing laughter from gathered reporters. A second player’s comeback attempt…