Wimbledon 2014: Relentless champions await future prospects

Second week into Wimbledon, the third grand slam of the year, and some big names have already bitten the dust.

Easy wins for Nadal, Williams in Madrid Open

Serena Williams swept into the last 16 with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 victory over China`s Peng Shuai, while Rafael Nadal began defence of his crown with a crushing 6-1, 6-0 win over Argentina`s Juan Monaco in Madrid Tennis Open Wednesday.

Rafael Nadal loses in Barcelona for first time since 2003

World number one Rafael Nadal suffered his first defeat in Barcelona since 2003 on Friday when compatriot Nicolas Almagro ended his 41-match winning run in the Spanish city.

Nadal recovering well from back complaint, tests show

Rafa Nadal is recovering well from the back problem that wrecked his Australian Open final last month and plans to start training again on Thursday in his native Mallorca, his team said on Tuesday.

Australian Open 2014: Wawrinka thrashes Nadal to win maiden Grand Slam title

Stanislas Wawrinka was supposed to play his best tennis in the men`s singles final against World No. 1 Rafael Nadal. And the Swiss did exactly that to defeat the mighty Spaniard 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday.

Australian Open men’s final: Rafael Nadal vs Stanislas Wawrinka - As it happened...

Rod Laver Arena would experience a new contender in Stanislas Wawrinka, as the in-form Swiss takes on the World No. 1 Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open men’s singles final at the Rod Laver Arena.

Australian Open final: Rafael Nadal vs Stanislas Wawrinka - Preview

It would be a special Grand Slam final as Stanislas Wawrinka takes on the World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the men’s singles final at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday.

Five reasons why Stanislas Wawrinka can defeat Rafael Nadal

As Stanislas Wawrinka seeks to win his maiden Grand Slam title against Rafael Nadal in Australian Open men’s singles final on Sunday, here are five reasons why ‘the other Swiss’ can defeat the mighty Spaniard at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday.

Nadal`s Road to Australian Open Men Singles Final

Thirteen-time Major Champion Rafael Nadal, men`s singles finalist at the Australian Open is the hot favourite to win the title on Sunday.

Australian Open: Nadal ousts Federer in straight sets, faces Wawrinka in final

The much-anticipated clash between 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal proved to be a one-sided affair as the World No. 1 ousted the Swiss in straight sets 7-6 6-3 6-3 in the second semi-final of Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena to book his berth for the final against Stanislas Wawrinka.

Federer hits out at Nadal`s grunting, slow play at Australian Open semis

Roger Federer railed against Rafael Nadal`s loud grunting and slow play Friday after he tumbled out of the Australian Open at the hands of the aggressive Spaniard.

Protection-shy players run risk of developing skin cancer

Slapping on the sun cream may be second nature to Australians but it seems some of the world`s leading players are taking unnecessary risks by not wearing any protection against skin cancer at the opening grand slam of the year.

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal advances to second round after Bernard Tomic retires

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after his opponent in first round Bernard Tomic retired due to injury.

Rafael Nadal: Bio

Nadal fought back from a career-threatening knee injury to take 2013 by storm, winning 10 titles including the French Open and US Open and edging Novak Djokovic for the year-end world number one. Started this year with a win in Doha and he will be keen to make up for his injury-forced absence from Melbourne last year.

Nadal finds early-in-year timing of Australian Open `bit strange`

After sealing his 61st career title, Rafael Nadal said he is in a better condition for the first Grand Slam event of the year, but finds it a bit strange playing in the Australian Open, which happens to be the only second tournament of the year.

Rafael Nadal voted greatest ever Spanish sports star

Rafael Nadal was named the greatest Spanish sports star in history on Tuesday by readers of a Spanish sports daily.

Novak Djokovic sinks Rafael Nadal to win World Tour Finals again

Novak Djokovic reigned supreme at the ATP World Tour Finals yet again as the defending champion crushed world number one Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in Monday`s final.

Nadal wants ATP to change surfaces for Tour Finals

Rafael Nadal has called on ATP chiefs to be fairer to their star players by providing a different surface each year for their flagship World Tour Finals.

Nadal pulls out of Swiss Indoors tournament

World number one Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week`s Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel, saying that his tiring schedule in recent weeks is the reason for this decision

Rafael Nadal can beat Roger Federer`s 17-Slam haul, says Becker

Rafael Nadal is capable of beating Roger Federer`s record haul of 17 Grand Slams, former German number one Boris Becker told AFP on Thursday.