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World number one Novak Djokovic will go 'shark' hunting at the French Open on Thursday as he looks to seal a place in the last 32. Djokovic, seeking to take a step closer to a first Roland Garros title and complete the career Grand Slam, faces Belgian qualifier Steve Darcis whose nickname is 'The Shark'. Darcis, 32, had to qualify for the tournament but he does have Grand Slam pedigree having dumped Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon in 2013.
In the dying moments of Diego Simeone's second Madrid derby as Atletico Madrid coach, a banner was lowered behind the goal his side was defending to display a stinging message: "Wanted: A dignified rival for a decent derby". Real Madrid's fans have since got far more than they bargained for as Simeone has transformed Atletico from a self-destructing shambles into a European powerhouse in the past four years. On Saturday, Madrid's two heavyweights will face each other for a second time in three years in the Champions League final and the 18th occasion since that rainy night in October 2012 when the chasm between the clubs seemed insurmountable.