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LeBron James, Rafael Nadal, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo – 25 of the best sports images of the week

We pick out some stunning pictures from the last seven days

In a year when the sporting world has been turned on its head by the coronavirus, it is good to know that at least one bit has remained untouched: Rafael Nadal winning the French Open.

The Spanish claycourt wizard dismantled world No 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets to claim his 13th Roland Garros title and equal Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 Grand Slam victories.

Very much in keeping with a tumultuous year, unseeded 19-year-old Iga Swiatek stunned Sofia Kenin – and the tennis world – by winning her first Grand Slam singles title.

Swiatek, who did not drop a set in Paris and became the first Polish player to win a Slam, was the youngest French Open women's champion since Monica Seles in 1992.

On the basketball court, the Los Angeles Lakers ended a decade-long wait for a 17th NBA title after beating the Miami Heat 106-93 to seal a 4-2 series victory.

LeBron James was named NBA Finals MVP, becoming the first player to claim the accolade with three different teams.

In football, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo became the latest high-profile player to test positive for Covid-19, while Neymar's hat-trick against Peru saw him move up to second in Brazil's all-time top goalscorer list.

You can see a selection of the best images from the week's sporting action in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next picture, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: October 16, 2020 08:29 AM

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