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Patrick Vignal

Patrick Vignal

    Rebellious France face moment of truth
    Rebellious France face moment of truth
    France were 90 minutes away on Tuesday from completing their worst ever performance at a major tournament, or restoring their tarnished reputation...
    Humble Henry learns to live on fringes ... for now
    Humble Henry learns to live on fringes ... for now
    When the France players visited a township on Sunday, the man all the excited, vuvuzela-blowing children wanted to touch was the World Cup's most...
    Nadal says there is no doping in tennis
    Nadal says there is no doping in tennis
    World number two Rafael Nadal said this week tennis was free of doping and repeated his view that the testing procedures were too tough.
    Nalbandian to face Nadal in Paris final
    Nalbandian to face Nadal in Paris final
    Argentine David Nalbandian extended his brilliant run of form by crushing local favourite Richard Gasquet 6-2 6-4 on Saturday to set up a Paris...
    Pumas sign off with second win over France
    Pumas sign off with second win over France
    Argentina ended the World Cup the way they had started it, running in five tries to tame France 34-10 in an ill-tempered third-place playoff at the...
    France crush Georgia to reach last eight
    France crush Georgia to reach last eight
    Two tries by record-breaking wing Christophe Dominici helped France crush Georgia 64-7 in their final Pool D match on Sunday to advance to the...
    Boks warm up for England
    Boks warm up for England
    South Africa test their World Cup credentials against the rugged Samoans on Sunday in Paris in a warm-up for their Pool A decider against defending...
    Davydenko sets up showdown with Federer
    Davydenko sets up showdown with Federer
    Russia's Nikolay Davydenko overcame Argentine baseliner Guillermo Canas 7-5 6-4 6-4 on Tuesday to set up a semifinal showdown with world number one...
    Federer faces tough French Open draw
    Federer faces tough French Open draw
    World number one Roger Federer faces a tough task in his bid to win the French Open for the first time.