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Rafael Nadal back at number one ahead of bid for 11th French Open crown

Rafael Nadal back at number one ahead of bid for 11th French Open crown

Rafa Nadal returned to the top of the world rankings on Monday after winning his eighth Italian Open title at the weekend to confirm once more his status as the king of the clay court.

May 21, 2018, 14:46 PM IST
Rafael Nadal edges Alexander Zverev to win Italian Open in rainy Rome

Rafael Nadal edges Alexander Zverev to win Italian Open in rainy Rome

 Rafael Nadal made the best of a rain delay to come from behind in the deciding set and beat defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1 1-6 6-3 in the Italian Open final on Sunday.

May 21, 2018, 13:51 PM IST
Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic, sets up Zverev clash in Rome final

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic, sets up Zverev clash in Rome final

Rafael Nadal closed in on an eighth Rome Masters title as he dismissed old rival Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7/4) 6-3 to reach the final for a record-extending 10th time.

May 20, 2018, 16:34 PM IST
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic to meet for 51st time in Rome

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic to meet for 51st time in Rome

Novak Djokovic set up an Italian Open semi-final blockbuster against old rival Rafael Nadal after both former world number one players battled back in thrilling last-eight clashes.

May 19, 2018, 16:07 PM IST
Rafael Nadal bounces back from slow start to reach Rome semis

Rafael Nadal bounces back from slow start to reach Rome semis

Rafael Nadal continued his clay domination on Friday, rallying from a set down to reach the Italian Open semi-finals with a 4-6 6-1 6-2 victory over Fabio Fognini.

May 18, 2018, 22:58 PM IST
Nadal eases past Shapovalov, Djokovic back challenging in Rome

Nadal eases past Shapovalov, Djokovic back challenging in Rome

The 31-year-old Nadal will face Italian Fabio Fognini in the last eight as he looks to retake the world number one ranking from Roger Federer by winning an eighth Rome title this week.

May 18, 2018, 15:31 PM IST
Alexander Zverev crushes Dominic Thiem to win Madrid Open title

Alexander Zverev crushes Dominic Thiem to win Madrid Open title

Germany's Alexander Zverev looked every bit a serious French Open title contender as he crushed claycourt specialist Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-4 in the Madrid Open final on Sunday.

May 14, 2018, 18:03 PM IST
Roger Federer replaces Rafael Nadal as number one, Novak Djokovic on the slide

Roger Federer replaces Rafael Nadal as number one, Novak Djokovic on the slide

  Rafael Nadal's surprise quarter-final exit at the Madrid Masters has seen the Spaniard replaced as world number one by Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings published on Monday.

May 14, 2018, 16:35 PM IST
Dominic Thiem to face Alexander Zverev for Madrid Masters title

Dominic Thiem to face Alexander Zverev for Madrid Masters title

Dominic Thiem followed up his sensational victory over world number one Rafael Nadal by easing past Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the Madrid Masters final.

May 13, 2018, 21:24 PM IST
Rafael Nadal's magical clay court streak ended by Thiem in Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal's magical clay court streak ended by Thiem in Madrid Masters

 Rafael Nadal suffered his first clay-court defeat in almost a year when the world number one was shocked 7-5, 6-3 by Austria's Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Masters quarter-finals.

May 12, 2018, 15:49 PM IST
Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's record to reach Madrid Open quarters

Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's record to reach Madrid Open quarters

Nadal will face Austrian Dominic Thiem in the last eight on Friday in pursuit of a sixth Madrid Open title after beginning the claycourt season by winning an 11th Monte Carlo Masters and lifting the Barcelona Open trophy for the 11th time.

May 11, 2018, 12:03 PM IST
Rafael Nadal looks to seal last-eight spot at Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal looks to seal last-eight spot at Madrid Open

Having received a bye in the opening round of the tournament, the Spaniard tennis maestro had yesterday kick-started his campaign in Madrid Arena with a comfortable 6-3, 6-1 win over French player Gael Monfils in a one-sided second-round clash that lasted one hour and 13 minutes.

May 10, 2018, 13:06 PM IST
Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings ahead of Federer, Dimitrov 4th

Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings ahead of Federer, Dimitrov 4th

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 with 8,770 points while Bulgaria`s Grigor Dimitrov jumped to the fourth spot.

May 07, 2018, 15:37 PM IST
Rafael Nadal storms past teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas to win 11th Barcelona title

Rafael Nadal storms past teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas to win 11th Barcelona title

World number one Rafael Nadal made light work of Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the Barcelona Open final 6-2 6-1 on Sunday, lifting the trophy for a record-extending 11th time.

Apr 29, 2018, 22:01 PM IST
Nadal keeps up winning run to reach Barcelona semis, Tsitsipas stuns Thiem

Nadal keeps up winning run to reach Barcelona semis, Tsitsipas stuns Thiem

Rafael Nadal extended his astonishing winning run on clay to 42 consecutive sets as he reached the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Slovakia’s Martin Klizan on Friday.

Apr 28, 2018, 15:33 PM IST
Fab 40: Rafael Nadal eases into Barcelona quarter-finals

Fab 40: Rafael Nadal eases into Barcelona quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal extended his Open Era record to 40 for consecutive sets won on clay on Thursday when he eased past Spanish compatriot Guillermo Garcia Lopez 6-1, 6-3 and into the Barcelona quarter-finals.

Apr 26, 2018, 22:55 PM IST
Novak Djokovic slips to surprise defeat in Barcelona, no sweat for Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic slips to surprise defeat in Barcelona, no sweat for Rafael Nadal

The Serb was beaten by Martin Klizan in his first match 2-6, 6-1, 3-6 on Wednesday.

Apr 25, 2018, 18:46 PM IST
Impressive Monte Carlo show pushes Alexander Zverev up to No. 3 in ATP rankings

Impressive Monte Carlo show pushes Alexander Zverev up to No. 3 in ATP rankings

The 21-year-old Zverev displaced Marin Cilic after his progress to the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals.

Apr 23, 2018, 14:50 PM IST
Rafael Nadal beats Kei Nishikori to win 11th Monte Carlo Masters title

Rafael Nadal beats Kei Nishikori to win 11th Monte Carlo Masters title

Rafael Nadal romped to a record 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside Kei Nishikori in Sunday`s final to retain the world number one ranking.

Apr 22, 2018, 20:03 PM IST
Kei Nishikori believes 'there's a way' to deny Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo

Kei Nishikori believes 'there's a way' to deny Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo

Kei Nishikori believes he can find a way to beat Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Monte Carlo Masters final but admits that the 10-time champion looks in ominous form.

Apr 22, 2018, 14:58 PM IST