Doctor in Tow, Rafael Nadal Heads to French Open Semifinals
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal showed up at Roland Garros with his personal doctor along for the trip. He has been hoping to get some help with the chronic pain in his left foot that’s been an off-and-on problem for years. Nadal plays No. 3 Alexander Zverev in the semifinals on Friday. The other men's semifinal is 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic against No. 8 Casper Ruud. Nadal is seeking a 14th French Open trophy and 22nd Grand Slam title overall. Both of those numbers would add to records he already holds. But he repeatedly has said he has no idea whether each match might be the last of his career in Paris at Roland Garros.
French Open updates | Shibahara, Koolhof win mixed doubles
PARIS (AP) — The second-seeded pair of Ena Shibahara and Wesley Koolhof have won the mixed doubles title at the French Open by defeating Ulrikke Eikeri and Joran Vliegen 7-6 (5), 6-2. Shibahara and Koolhof trailed 5-2 in the first-set tiebreaker before winning the next five points. They dominated the second set and won 10 straight points at one point en route to a 4-1 lead on Court Philippe Chatrier. Shibahara is a native Californian who plays for Japan. She served out the match and clinched the championship with an ace. It’s the first Grand Slam title for Shibahara and Koolhof, who is from the Netherlands.