Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal start Monday at US Open
Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal start Monday at US Open

World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic will launch their bids for the US Open title on Monday`s first day of competition, tournament organizers announced Friday.

Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal at US Open crossroads
Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal at US Open crossroads

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, with 31 major titles between them, head for the US Open with their Grand Slam careers at the crossroads.

Conchita Martinez to take over as Spain Davis Cup captain: Reports
Conchita Martinez to take over as Spain Davis Cup captain: Reports

Conchita Martinez will take over as Spain`s Davis Cup captain for the Group I tie away to Russia in two weeks following Friday`s dismissal of Gala Leon, Spanish media reported on Sunday.

Wimbledon still abuzz over dread-locked Dustin Brown
Wimbledon still abuzz over dread-locked Dustin Brown

Dread-locked German Dustin Brown was nowhere to be seen at Wimbledon on Friday, at least into the early afternoon, but his shock upset of Rafa Nadal the night before remained the talk of the tournament.

Australian Nick Kyrgios storms into second round
Australian Nick Kyrgios storms into second round

Nick Kyrgios reminded Wimbledon fans of the destructive weapons that shook up the tournament last year by powering into the second round with a straight-sets demolition of Diego Schwartzman on Monday.

Rafael Nadal leads Spanish players' criticism of federation
Rafael Nadal leads Spanish players' criticism of federation

Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer along with other high-profile figures in Spanish tennis have signed an open letter criticising their federation over the poor running of the sport in the latest development of an ongoing feud.

David Ferrer withdraws from Wimbledon with elbow injury
David Ferrer withdraws from Wimbledon with elbow injury

Spain`s David Ferrer has pulled out of Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament because of an elbow injury, the All England Club said in a statement on Sunday.

Feud over female Davis Cup captain damaging: Rafael Nadal
Feud over female Davis Cup captain damaging: Rafael Nadal

The feud between the Spanish tennis federation and top players over Gala Leon`s appointment as the nation`s first female Davis Cup captain is damaging for the sport and could deter sponsors, Rafa Nadal said on Saturday.

I've never felt better before Wimbledon, says Roger Federer
I've never felt better before Wimbledon, says Roger Federer

Roger Federer has not won a grand slam title since 2012, he is at that age when he keeps getting asked about his retirement plans, and he is about to bid farewell to another one of his contemporaries.

Well-heeled Wimbledon needs a touch of McEnroe attitude
Well-heeled Wimbledon needs a touch of McEnroe attitude

Watching a grey-haired, smart-suited 56-year-old John McEnroe speak with mature insight about all-things tennis it seems odd to think that many feel that what the sport needs is a dose of the "superbrat" attitude of the brash New Yorker’s youth.

Rafael Nadal beats Gael Monfils to reach first grasscourt final since 2011
Rafael Nadal beats Gael Monfils to reach first grasscourt final since 2011

Rafa Nadal reached his first grasscourt final in four years after beating Gael Monfils 6-3 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Stuttgart International on Saturday.

Stanislas Wawrinka bursts Big Four's bubble with backhand bullets
Stanislas Wawrinka bursts Big Four's bubble with backhand bullets

Stan Wawrinka and his wondrous one-handed backhand managed to pull off a feat no man outside tennis`s Big Four had achieved in the past 40 grand slams -- to win two major titles.

Expect Rafa Nadal to step it up in Paris, says Joh​n McEnroe
Expect Rafa Nadal to step it up in Paris, says Joh​n McEnroe

Seven-times grand slam John McEnroe knows how it feels when a tennis career starts going in the wrong direction.

Rafael Nadal no longer 'immovable' object in Paris, says Jim Courier
Rafael Nadal no longer 'immovable' object in Paris, says Jim Courier

Nine-times French Open champion Rafa Nadal will no longer be regarded as an "immovable obstacle" at Roland Garros this year, according to twice former winner Jim Courier.

Novak Djokovic battles through to Rome quarter-finals
Novak Djokovic battles through to Rome quarter-finals

Novak Djokovic had to fight back from a set down to beat Thomaz Bellucci and reach the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday while Rafa Nadal produced an "almost perfect" display to despatch John Isner.

Rankings slide leaves Rafael Nadal facing toughest challenge
Rankings slide leaves Rafael Nadal facing toughest challenge

 Rafa Nadal`s slide down the ATP rankings means if he wins a record-extending 10th French Open title early next month it would go down as one of the greatest achievements of his illustrious career.

Rafael Nadal coming to terms with rankings slide
Rafael Nadal coming to terms with rankings slide

This is normally the time of year when Rafael Nadal comes into his own, honing his formidable claycourt skills in preparation for Roland Garros and leaving a trail of brutalised opponents to pick themselves up off the red clay.

Stanislas Wawrinka thrashed by Grigor Dimitrov at Monte Carlo
Stanislas Wawrinka thrashed by Grigor Dimitrov at Monte Carlo

Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka suffered an ugly third round beating at the hands of Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov at the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.

Stakes high for Rafael Nadal as he heads for Monaco
Stakes high for Rafael Nadal as he heads for Monaco

Rafa Nadal posted a photo of himself hosing down the court after practising at home in Mallorca this week before heading to Monte Carlo for the first of three Masters 1000 claycourt events en route to the French Open.

Roger Federer eases into semis at Indian Wells
Roger Federer eases into semis at Indian Wells

Roger Federer delivered a master class as he swept into the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open with a ruthless 6-4 6-0 demolition of Czech Tomas Berdych on Friday.