Sunday, September 19, 2021

Nadal reaches 13th French Open final

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Rafael Nadal maintained his grip on the French Open by reaching another men’s singles final with a battling win over Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman.

The Spanish second seed is going for a record-extending 13th title and won 6-3 6-3 7-6 (7-0) against the 12th seed.

Nadal, 34, has only lost twice on the Roland Garros clay in his career and won all 13 of his semi-finals there.

He will face either Serb top seed Novak Djokovic or Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in today’s final.

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US President, Trump declared to be no longer a transmission risk to others

US President Donald Trump is no longer a Covid transmission risk to others.

White House physician Sean Conley’s memo is the first update on Mr Trump’s health since Thursday.

Earlier on Saturday, the President delivered a speech in front of cheering supporters at the White House in his first public appearance since being taken to hospital with the virus.

There had been concerns that he might still be contagious following his three-day hospital stay.

The doctor’s memo said the latest tests on the President revealed there was no longer evidence of actively replicating virus, and that his viral load was decreasing.