Travel Azores - 1531.jpg

Croatian crown

Faro tennis ace Rui Machado dismissed Slovenian Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-0 in only one hour and 19 minutes in the final of the Rijeka Open in Croatia.

The 27-year-old world No110 will be hoping to follow up that success at this week’s ATP Challenger in Kosice, Slovakia before switching to the unfamiliar grass of Wimbledon.

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal beat perennial adversary Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1 to claim a record-equalling sixth French Open title, while Na Li became the first Asian female player to claim a Grand Slam crown by beating defending champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6 in the women’s final.