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Nadal searches for fire as French Open nears

Nadal searches for fire as French Open nears

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 07:39

Rafael Nadal won`t panic after having his cloak of claycourt invincibility ripped to shreds by David Ferrer, but admits he needs to quickly rediscover his famed Spanish fire.

King Rafa records 300th clay win at Monte Carlo Masters

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:13

World number one Rafael Nadal cruises past Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3Thursday to record his 300th career win on clay. The Spaniard is the 11th player to achieve this feat. His compatriot and idol, Carlos Moya was the last person to do so.

It`s not easy to go from hard courts to clay: Rafael Nadal

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:26

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who will make his debut at the Monte Carlo Masters Wednesday, said it was not easy to make the transition from hard courts to clay because it took time to make adjustments and find a rhythm.

China`s Li storms to Australian open title

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 17:24

China`s Li Na stormed to her second Grand Slam title Saturday, battling past brave underdog Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (7/3) 6-0 to become the oldest woman ever to win the Australian Open.

Australian Open: Nadal tips Nishikori for top 10

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 02:52

Japan`s Kei Nishikori won high praise from Rafael Nadal Monday as the world number one tipped him to break into the top 10 following their hard-fought encounter at the Australian Open.

Australian Open: Spotless Federer thrashes Tsonga, plays Murray in quarters

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 01:11

It looks so simple at the end. This has been the norm, at least for the maestro, this Australian Open edition. Roger Federer`s fourth round straight set win over Jo Wilfred Tsonga was a reflection of his old self and possibly an image of his mental well-being. If at all, we were to allow to delve into his once formidable mental fortitude. Reason being, the sixth seeded Swiss has connived with himself to fail in his recent outings.

Maria Sharapova hails training after grueling second round match in Melbourne

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 09:06

Russian star Maria Sharapova said Thursday her intense training after shoulder surgery had paid off after surviving a big scare against Karin Knapp in intense heat at the Australian Open.

Australian Open 2014: Nishikori beats Lajovic, heat to progress

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 11:44

Japan`s Kei Nishikori mastered Dusan Lajovic and the searing heat to reach the Australian Open third round in straight sets Thursday.

Australian Open: Will faster courts stop Nadal from claiming his second title?

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 20:38

The world`s top ranked tennis player, Rafael Nadal is among the top two contenders to win the win the first Major of the year – Australian Open. Another contender is certainly Serbian tennis ace, Novak Djokovic, who is the second seeded player of the tournament, behind Nadal.

Nadal shines, Federer fades as big four becomes three

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 23:15

Rafael Nadal defied the career obituary writers with his stunning renaissance in 2013 as he and fellow major winners Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray cut struggling Roger Federer adrift.

Nadal-Djokovic French Open semi announced `Best Grand Slam Match of the Year`

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 22:58

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has recognized the French Open semifinal encounter between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as the Best Grand Slam Match of the Year.

Andy Murray aiming for tennis comeback at Brisbane in December

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 10:54

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is set to step up his rehabilitation program by returning to practice next month following a back surgery in September.