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Roger Federer aims to topple Rafael Nadal from No. 1 spot in Rotterdam

Roger Federer aims to topple Rafael Nadal from No. 1 spot in Rotterdam

The 20-time Grand Slam champion is 155 points behind old rival Nadal in the rankings, with 180 points up for grabs for reaching the semifinals in the Netherlands.

Feb 08, 2018, 18:51 PM IST
Rafael Nadal signs on for Queen's challenge

Rafael Nadal signs on for Queen's challenge

World number one Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will play in the Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen's Club later this year. Nadal has missed the grass-court tournament in west London for the last two years after suffering a wrist injury in 2016 and then prioritising rest after his French Open victory in 2017.

Feb 07, 2018, 18:23 PM IST
Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal's heels in ATP rankings

Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal's heels in ATP rankings

Roger Federer's victory in the Australian Open has taken him to within 155 points of world number one Rafael Nadal in the ATP rankings released on Monday. Nadal, who was knocked out in the quarterfinals in Melbourne, has 9,760 points with Federer on 9,605.

Jan 29, 2018, 16:30 PM IST
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal weathers fight from Diego Schwartzman to reach quarterfinals

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal weathers fight from Diego Schwartzman to reach quarterfinals

The top seed held firm to fend off the diminutive Argentine 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals.

Jan 21, 2018, 14:28 PM IST
Rafael Nadal says lower-ranked players need more money

Rafael Nadal says lower-ranked players need more money

World number one Rafa Nadal voiced his support for players to demand a greater share of tennis revenues, saying that more lower-ranked professionals should be able to make a living from the sport.

Jan 17, 2018, 17:32 PM IST
Rafael Nadal loses at Kooyong Classic but injured knee 'fine'

Rafael Nadal loses at Kooyong Classic but injured knee 'fine'

Though No.1 Nadal lost 6-4, 7-5 to Gasquet, the Spaniard said he would keep working hard until the start of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Monday.

Jan 09, 2018, 15:34 PM IST
Rafael Nadal pulls out of Brisbane International but says yes to Australian Open

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Brisbane International but says yes to Australian Open

World No.1 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International with a knee injury, but said he still intends to play in next month's Australian Open.

Dec 28, 2017, 09:47 AM IST
Written off as dead men walking, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal shine in 2017

Written off as dead men walking, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal shine in 2017

Evergreen Federer, who will turn 37 in 2018, and Nadal, 32 in June next year, split the four Grand Slams in 2017 between themselves. 

Dec 26, 2017, 09:40 AM IST
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Championship

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Championship

Spanish tennis player and world number one, Rafael Nadal, will not compete at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC), the 10th edition of which is starting in Abu Dhabi on December 28, the tournament's organisers confirmed on Saturday.

Dec 23, 2017, 18:55 PM IST
When a fire alarm forced Rafael Nadal & Co. to evacuate London hotel

When a fire alarm forced Rafael Nadal & Co. to evacuate London hotel

Rafael Nadal and the world’s best men’s tennis players found themselves having to endure a 4 a.m. meeting in freezing cold after fire alarms forced them to evacuate their central London hotel on Tuesday.

Nov 15, 2017, 11:35 AM IST
Rafael Nadal quits ATP Finals after defeat by David Goffin, Grigor Dimitrov wins

Rafael Nadal quits ATP Finals after defeat by David Goffin, Grigor Dimitrov wins

The spirit was as strong as ever but Rafael Nadal’s troublesome knee failed him in the end as the Spaniard quit the ATP Finals after a painful defeat by Belgium’s David Goffin on Monday.

Nov 14, 2017, 09:27 AM IST
ATP Finals fair for all, says Roger Federer amid Rafael Nadal's clay talk

ATP Finals fair for all, says Roger Federer amid Rafael Nadal's clay talk

The Swiss ace has dismissed World No. 1 Nadal's claim that it would be fairer if the ATP Tour Finals were played on clay courts.

Nov 13, 2017, 14:49 PM IST
Rafael Nadal presented with ATP World No. 1 award

Rafael Nadal presented with ATP World No. 1 award

Tennis player Rafael Nadal was presented with the ATP World No. 1 award on the court during the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena here.

Nov 13, 2017, 10:00 AM IST
Rafael Nadal confident of being fully fit at ATP Finals

Rafael Nadal confident of being fully fit at ATP Finals

"Hopefully the knee is good. I`ve done everything I`ve needed to do in order to get ready for London... Let`s see if I am able to be 100 per cent to compete," Nadal said

Nov 10, 2017, 13:14 PM IST
Injured Rafael Nadal doing his all to play ATP Finals in London

Injured Rafael Nadal doing his all to play ATP Finals in London

Rafael Nadal's personal doctor said on Tuesday they will do "everything possible" to enable the 16-time Grand Slam champion to compete at next week's season-ending Tour Finals in London.

Nov 08, 2017, 11:23 AM IST
Rafael Nadal stays atop ATP rankings, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray out of top 10

Rafael Nadal stays atop ATP rankings, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray out of top 10

Spain's Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, while Britain's Andy Murray and Serbia's Novak Djokovic dropped out of the top 10.

Nov 06, 2017, 16:13 PM IST
John Isner tames Juan Martin del Potro in Paris Masters to keep ATP Finals' hopes alive

John Isner tames Juan Martin del Potro in Paris Masters to keep ATP Finals' hopes alive

Isner pushed on towards a Tour finals spot on Friday when he made it through to the semifinals of the Paris Masters with a 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 win against Argentine Del Potro as the tournament was hit by the withdrawal of Nadal.

Nov 04, 2017, 11:21 AM IST
Roger Federer skipped Paris Masters with eye on ATP Finals in London, says Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer skipped Paris Masters with eye on ATP Finals in London, says Rafael Nadal

Federer, winner of a record 19 Grand Slam titles, announced his withdrawal from Paris - the last Masters event of the year - after clinching his 8th Swiss Indoors title in his hometown of Basel on Sunday.

Oct 31, 2017, 08:54 AM IST
Rafael Nadal targets end-of-year summit, Lucas Pouille enters top 20

Rafael Nadal targets end-of-year summit, Lucas Pouille enters top 20

Pouille was the biggest mover in the latest rankings released on Monday with the Frenchman up seven places into 18th after his 6-1, 6-4 defeat of compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday’s final in Austria.

Oct 30, 2017, 15:46 PM IST
Roger Federer snubs Paris Masters as Rafael Nadal eyes year-end No. 1 spot

Roger Federer snubs Paris Masters as Rafael Nadal eyes year-end No. 1 spot

Federer has pulled out of next week's Paris Masters, virtually ensuring old rival Rafael Nadal will end 2017 on top of the world rankings

Oct 30, 2017, 11:14 AM IST