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OAKVILLE, Ont. Drew Kaser Jersey . -- Mike Weir said his play at last years Canadian Open was awful. A lot has changed since then. The 43-year-old Brights Grove, Ont., native returned to Glen Abbey Golf Club on Wednesday for the 2013 Canadian Open with a new approach to his game and a renewed confidence after last years disappointing finish. Weir shot 72 in each of the first two rounds in 2012, missing the cut by five strokes. "The confidence level and the way Im playing from a year ago is a big change," said Weir. "I feel confident when I tee it up on Thursday every week now. Its not quite where I want it to be, but I could say that about weeks that Ive won before the week started and then things can kind of come together and you end up winning a tournament. "So Im hoping this week I feel good about my game and I think if I can get some momentum going early in this tournament and get rolling, Ill have a good chance." Weirs renewed confidence comes from working on his driving at the range, allowing him to relax at the tees and concentrate on his putting. "I have much more confidence with my ball striking and Im able to spend more time on my short game now," said Weir. "I spent so much time on my long game that that feels pretty good for the most part now." Weirs right to be encouraged after several big strides in his game this year, including a tie for 28th at the U.S. Open in mid-June after a strong fourth round when he shot 1-under par. "Im not fooling myself. I go out there and I tested like the U.S. Open," said Weir. "You cant fool yourself around a place like that." Although Weir is far removed from his championship at the 2003 Masters, he still has an avid following among Canadian golf fans. On Wednesday, he had a small crowd trailing behind him at the pro-am tournament of the Canadian Open. "Its great to have support like that. I think maybe their memories are a little better than some other people," said Weir. "They have a longer memory and know what Ive done and know how hard Ive worked and they follow what Im doing. "Its great to have that kind of support, especially being close to home." Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont., is hosting the Canadian Open with a $5.6-million purse. Doug Flutie Jersey . Tests earlier this week revealed a Grade 2 left hamstring strain for Sabathia, who was hurt in last Fridays start against San Francisco. Its an injury that will require about eight weeks to heal. He finished a disappointing campaign just 14-13 with a career-worst 4. Matt Slauson Jersey .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play. . It is a cliché dragged out by fans and pundits regularly when discussions take place around which teams are better than others.Paris, France (Sports Network) - Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal outlasted world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in an epic five-set semifinal, while David Ferrer landed in his first-ever Grand Slam final with a big victory of his own Friday at the French Open. The third-seeded former No. 1 Nadal held off his great rival Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 9-7 in a pulsating 4-hour, 37-minute affair to reach his eighth French Open final in nine years. "I was ready for the fight," Nadal said. "I really fought a lot." A fourth-seeded Ferrer, meanwhile, won Fridays semifinal nightcap with a mostly one-sided 6-1, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 victory over sixth-seeded heavy French favorite and former Australian Open runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on the famed red clay at Stade Roland Garros. In a match that featured two of tennis greatest players, Djokovic and Nadal did not disappoint on a hot, breezy, sun-drenched Day 13 of the fortnight. The two stars only intensified their great rivalry, piling up the winners with bludgeoned forehands, fierce two-handed backhands, and deft volleys. The deciding 82-minute fifth set opened with a service break by the six-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic and the two stalwarts then stayed on serve until the eighth game, when Nadal finally broke back to even the stanza at 4-all. A frustrated Djokovic was called for both a time violation and net violation in that key game. The marathon fifth was ultimately decided in the 16th game, when Nadal stunned Djokovic by breaking the strapping Serb at love when Djokovic misfired long on one final forehand on Nadals first match point at a jam-packed Court Chatrier. "It has been an unbelievable match to be part of, but all I can feel now is disappointment," Djokovic said. "I wanted this title so much." The classic win gave Nadal an amazing 58-1 record at the French Open, with his only loss coming against Swede Robin Soderling in the fourth round back in 2009. "I congratulate Novak," Nadal told the crowd. "Hes a very great champion. He will win here at Roland Garros another year." The Australian Open champion Djokovic, donning a white cap on Friday, managed to stay alive in a 58-minute fourth set, one in which Nadal was two points away from reaching a fourth straight final in Paris. Nadal broke for a 4-3 lead in the fourth, but the advantage was short-lived, as the Serb broke right back and then held for a 5-4 edge. Nadal then held and got another break for a 6-5 lead and then tried to serve out the match. He appeared on his way to do just that after crushing a pair of brilliant forehand winners for a 30-15 lead to again put himself just two points away from the finale. But the ever-resilient Djokovic would not be denied, as he charged back to take that 12th game via break, setting the stage for a tiebreak. Djokovic dominated the tiebreak, which came to a close when the formidable Serb swatted a forehand into Nadals feet that the Spaniard could only scoop into the net. Earlier in the bout, Nadal tallied the lone break of the first set en route to victory before Djokovic officially got into the match by cruising in the second. Djokovic was down a set and trailing 2-3 in the second before a paiir of breaks helped him grab a 5-3 lead and a hold secured the stanza for the Serbian star, who won the last four games of the second to level the encounter. Hayes Pullard Jersey. The third set then was all Nadal, as the mighty Mallorcan rolled out to a 5-0 lead before settling for a 6-1 win. Nadal wound up with eight breaks of serve on Friday, compared to five for the hard-luck loser Djokovic, who tallied 31 more unforced errors (75-44) than his Spanish counterpart. "Thats why hes a champion," Djokovic said. "Thats why hes been ruling Roland Garros for many years, and for me its another year." The 11-time Grand Slam champion Nadal beat the Serbian slugger Djokovic in last years French Open final to secure a third straight and mens-record seventh overall Roland Garros title. He is trying to become the first man to win eight titles at the same Grand Slam event. The reigning Aussie Open champion Djokovic still needs a French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam. The 27-year-old Nadal is now 20-15 lifetime against the 26-year-old Djokovic, who beat the Spaniard in an ATP Masters final in Monte Carlo in April. Nadal, however, is now 7-3 in their Grand Slam meetings, including a perfect 5-0 mark at Roland Garros. Their previous 11 meetings on tour had all come in finals. Ferrer, meanwhile, dismissed Tsonga in just over two hours, breaking the Frenchman six times while Tsonga settled for only two breaks in the setback. Tsonga piled up 35 more unforced errors (56-21). The gritty Ferrer managed to handle Tsonga, who was playing in his first-ever French Open semi, and improve to 3-1 lifetime against the Frenchman. Tsonga won their previous lone Grand Slam meeting in the fourth round at Wimbledon two years ago. Ferrer, who wound up breaking Tsonga to wrap up the Day 13 festivities, has won all 18 of his sets at this Parisian fortnight after converting on his first match point Friday when Tsonga shot long on one final forehand. The 31-year-old Ferrer is now 1-5 in his career major semifinals and will appear in that elusive Grand Slam final on Sunday. Tsonga appeared in his fifth career Grand Slam semi (1-4) and was the first French mens French Open semifinalist since Gael Monfils in 2008. He was trying to become the first French mens French Open finalist since Henri Leconte in 1988 and first French mens champion since Yannick Noah in 1983. Nadal will appear in his ninth final in nine tournaments in 2013, seeking a seventh title. He owns 56 career championships in 79 finals. The left-hander missed this years Aussie and last years U.S. Open while recovering from a knee injury. Ferrer will appear in his 39th career final, seeking a 21st title. Hes 2-3 in his 2013 finals, including a loss against Nadal in Acapulco back in March. The 5-foot-9 Ferrer has reached at least the semis in five of the last seven Slams. Nadal is a dominant 19-4 lifetime against Ferrer, including 3-0 this year. Ferrer, however, is 2-2 versus his compatriot at the majors, but Nadal is 2-0 in their matchups here at Roland Garros. The last all-Spanish French Open final came in 2002, when Albert Costa upended former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero. 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