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Nadal ousted in French Open first round; Swiatek raises win streak

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Nadal ousted in French Open first round; Swiatek raises win streak

Rafael Nadal was ousted in the first round of the French Open, while Iga Swiatek opened her campaign by raising her win streak on Monday.

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NADAL OUSTED BY ZVEREV IN FRENCH OPEN FIRST ROUND

Nadal’s bid for a glorious final run at the French Open ended in ruin after he absorbed a 6-3, 7-5(5), 6-3 loss to Alexandre Zverev.

The former world No.1 ran into a tough draw, where he opened his campaign against world No.4 Zverev.

Zverev outlasted Nadal in three hours and five minutes.

He became only the third player to beat Nadal at Roland Garros.

Only Robin Soderling (2009) and world No.1 Novak Djokovic (2015 and 2021) have defeated the Spaniard in this stage.

“Of course disappointed for losing, but in terms of body feelings, happy that I finish healthy, you know,” Nadal said.

“I had a tough battle out there. And I was ready for a little bit more,” he added.

SWIATEK RAISES WIN STREAK, BEATS JEANJEAN IN FRENCH OPEN

Swiatek started her quest for a third French Open with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Leolia Jeanjean.

The win raised her winning streak to 63 matches.

The women’s world No.1 posted a 26-2 lead in winners to finish off her opponent in one hour and one minute.

Swiatek committed nine unforced errors in the initial two games in the second set before only making two the rest of the way.

“I’m really happy to be back, Just feel I can play really good tennis, so hopefully I’m going to be here as long as possible,” Swiatek said.

The win sets up Swiatek for her next matchup against four-time major champ Naomi Osaka.

MURRAY TO SHIFT FOCUS ON WIMBLEDON AFTER FRENCH OPEN EXIT

Andy Murray may shift his focus on the grass courts, particularly Wimbledon, after he was knocked out of Roland Garros on Sunday.

The former world No.1, who lost to Stan Wawrinka in straight sets, still hopes to end his career on a winning note.

However, he admitted that “there is no perfect ending in most scenarios.”

“There has been a lot of talk about the right, or best, ways to go out from playing tennis. There is no perfect ending in most scenarios,” Murray told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“I’d like to go out with winning a match or winning a tournament but it doesn’t really happen that way for most players,” he added.

Murray is proud of his French Open experience, where he made a deep run to the final.

The Scot battled the best of them – from Nadal to Djokovic to Wawrinka,

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