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Federer survives 2 match points, beats Paire

Roger Federer survived two match points against Benoit Paire to extend his grass-court winning streak to 18 matches and advance at the Gerry Weber Open.

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Federer survives Paire scare

World No. 1 Roger Federer saved two match points to overcome Benoit Paire and advance to the quarter-finals of the Halle Open.

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Thursday's Highlights

Djokovic dominates at Queen's

Novak Djokovic beat Grigor Dimirtov 6-4 6-1 to advance to the quarter-finals against defending champion Feliciano Lopez.

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Goerges overpowers Barty in Birmingham

No. 5 seed Julia Goerges eliminated 2017 finalist Ashleigh Barty 7-6(6), 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Nature Valley Classic.

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Kyrgios defeats Edmund at Queen's Club

Nick Kyrgios beat Kyle Edmund 7-6 (7-3) 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals at the Fever-Tree Championships.

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ESPYS

ESPYS Voting: Best Female Tennis Player

Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!

ESPYS Voting: Best Male Tennis Player

Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!

Andy Murray

What's next for Andy Murray? Hard to say at this point

Despite a losing effort, Andy Murray played a tough match. Still, it's too early to judge how successful he will be this season.

Stuttgart Open

Grass is always greener for Stuttgart champion Roger Federer

So what if Roger Federer hadn't played since March? He returned to action and did what he always does: win a title.

Federer wins Stuttgart, his 18th grass-court title

Roger Federer, who will reclaim the No. 1 ranking on Monday, defeated Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3) to mark his return from three months off with the Stuttgart Open title on Sunday.

Fed vs. Nadal

'Think offense' movement in tennis could make life difficult for Roger Federer

The game is changing before our eyes, and that's why Roger Federer is hardly a lock to dominate the grass season again.

Rafael Nadal is not only the King of Clay, he's the GOAT

Call Rafael Nadal the King of Clay if you choose, but the numbers say that is a vast understatement.

Federer: Winning return to tennis wasn't as easy

Roger Federer revealed he suffered with the playing conditions during his Mercedes Cup win over Mischa Zverev.

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French Open

Same result, different day for French Open champion Rafael Nadal

It certainly doesn't surprise us that Rafael Nadal continues to dominate the French Open, but that doesn't mean this one, his 11th championship in Paris, wasn't special.

Rafa reigns supreme for an 11th time in Paris

ESPN's Nicolas Pereira breaks down Rafael Nadal's record 11th French Open title following his win in straight sets over Austria's Dominic Thiem.

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Nadal: 11th title still very emotional for me

Although he's won a record 11 French Open titles, Rafael Nadal explains why the emotion and passion of victory still get the best of him.

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ICYMI: Rafa rolls to another title

ICYMI at French Open: Rafael Nadal continues old-man domination trend on tour

In with the old, out with the new. It's not supposed to be that way, unless it's the ATP Tour and your names are Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

By the numbers: Rafael Nadal 86-2 at Roland Garros

Here are some of the numbers from Rafael Nadal's clay-court season, which culminated in the Spaniard winning a record 11th French Open title on Sunday.

Thiem: This wasn't my last Grand Slam final

Dominic Thiem remained upbeat after his first Grand Slam final and praised Rafael Nadal after the Spaniard's historic 11th French Open title win.

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Halep wins French Open

Simona Halep always expected to be a Grand Slam champ, and now she is

You know what they say about the longer you wait, the more it means. Simona Halep found that out by winning the French Open, her first major title.

A few tactical changes made all the difference for Simona Halep

Simona Halep was losing badly in Saturday's French Open final, and that was probably the best thing that could have happened to her.

Halep wins 2018 French Open

ESPN's Nicolas Pereira recaps World No. 1 Simona Halep's first Grand Slam title after she defeated Sloane Stephens in the 2018 French Open.

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Stephens falls in French Open final

Sloane Stephens takes jab at media

Following her French Open defeat to Simona Halep, Sloane Stephens gave the media a reminder of her achievements in Paris.

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Even in defeat, there's no doubt Sloane Stephens has arrived

It might be a while before another American can claim her spot at the top -- even an American named Williams

ICYMI @ Roland Garros

ICYMI at French Open: Simona Halep finally has the big trophy

Phew! Take a breath, Simona Halep. You can finally call yourself a Grand Slam champ.

Watch: Best of women's final

Halep: I've been dreaming of this moment

Simona Halep explains how she feels, after beating Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win her first Grand Slam at the French Open.

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Halep wins 2018 French Open

ESPN's Nicolas Pereira recaps World No. 1 Simona Halep's first Grand Slam title after she defeated Sloane Stephens in the 2018 French Open.

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Sloane Stephens takes jab at media

Following her French Open defeat to Simona Halep, Sloane Stephens gave the media a reminder of her achievements in Paris.

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Novak Djokovic ousted again

Novak Djokovic's revival stalls at unexpected juncture

Novak Djokovic changed everything and changed it back again after his quarterfinal exit at the 2017 French Open. But a year later, the 12-time Grand Slam winner finds himself stymied at the same point.

Out of nowhere, Marco Cecchinato now on road to somewhere

The unseeded Italian didn't break into the world's top 100 until last November, and now he has eliminated Novak Djokovic at the French Open.

Serena Withdraws

Serena: 'Super exciting' news regarding injury

Serena Williams was upbeat after seeing a doctor about her chest muscle injury, and she is awaiting MRI results to confirm "super exciting" news.

From buzz to buzzkill: Serena's injury spoils showdown against Sharapova

What could have been. Serena Williams' last-second withdrawal Monday at the French Open precluded us of the next chapter in her rivalry against Maria Sharapova.

Serena: 'Right now, I can't actually serve'

Serena Williams expresses her disappointment about a pectoral injury that has forced her to withdraw from the French Open.

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Reax: Serena pulls out of French Open

A look at Serena Williams' recent timeline, courtesy ESPN Stats & Info.

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State of U.S. tennis

U.S., Croatia, Spain, France to Davis Cup semis

The United States will take on Croatia in its first Davis Cup semifinals since 2012, with Spain matching up against France on the other side of the bracket.

Finally, an optimistic forecast for American tennis in 2018

The season could not have started off any worse for the Americans, but something clicked at the Miami Open, and suddenly the red, white and blue are shining bright.

A winner's trophy, a slice of pizza and a day to remember for Sloane Stephens

From victory lane at the Miami Open to her favorite pizza joint, perhaps for the final time, it was quite a day for Sloane Stephens.

The Dominant 20

The Dominant 20: Usain Bolt, the 10th most dominant athlete of our time

He's a six-time IAAF Athlete of the Year, eight-time Olympic gold medalist and world-record holder in the 100 and 200 meters. Not bad! ESPN's Anthony Olivieri runs some other numbers on the fastest man in history.

The Dominant 20

In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's 20th anniversary, Peter Keating's crunched the numbers to find the most dominant athletes of our time.

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