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PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the French Open:
LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be facing each other for the 56th time when they play in the French Open final to close the unusual 2020 Grand Slam season. That is the most meetings between two men in the sport’s professional era. Djokovic leads 29-26 overall. Nadal leads 6-1 at Roland Garros, a tournament he has won 12 times. If Nadal gets No. 13, that would give him 20 Grand Slam titles total, tying Roger Federer’s record for men. Djokovic is trying to become the first man among the Big Three to own two trophies from each Grand Slam tournament. He has 17 in all. So either Nadal will pull even with Federer for the first time since they were tied with zero apiece, or Djokovic will gain on the leading duo and the totals will read 20-19-18. Djokovic is ranked No. 1 and is 37-1 this season. Nadal is No. 2 and is 99-2 in his French Open career. Djokovic said about Nadal: "He’s definitely my greatest rival.” And Nadal called Djokovic “one of the toughest opponents possible.”
Sunny. High of 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees Celsius).
Sunny. High of 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius).
SATURDAY’S WOMEN’S FINAL
Iga Swiatek beat No. 4 Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1.
STAT OF THE DAY
Zero — Sets lost by Iga Swiatek on the way to the French Open championship, making the unseeded 19-year-old the first woman to do that since Justine Henin in 2007.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I want to thank all the people and fans in Poland. I know it’s pretty crazy back home.” — Iga Swiatek, the first Polish tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles trophy.
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