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Australian Open: Rafael Nadal ominous as Grigor Dimitrov gets back on track

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal ominous as Grigor Dimitrov gets back on track

Rafael Nadal stormed into the round of 16 at the Australian Open Friday with a vintage performance as Grigor Dimitrov and Elina Svitolina kept their Grand Slam hopes alive on a hot draining day.

Jan 19, 2018, 16:20 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
Australian Open: Dominant Rafael Nadal in Round 3, other big guns pull off great escape

Australian Open: Dominant Rafael Nadal in Round 3, other big guns pull off great escape

Dominant Rafael Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round to keep his Grand Slam title hunt on track Wednesday, as Caroline Wozniacki pulled off a great escape to stay in contention.

Jan 17, 2018, 14:49 PM IST
Australian Open Round-up Day 1: Rafael Nadal, Caroline Wozniacki through, Venus Williams surprise exit

Australian Open Round-up Day 1: Rafael Nadal, Caroline Wozniacki through, Venus Williams surprise exit

Rafael Nadal dispelled any injury worries to storm into the Australian Open second round on Monday as Venus Williams led a slew of seeds out of the tournament in a dark day for American players.

Jan 15, 2018, 19:28 PM IST
Rafael Nadal storms to first round win at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal storms to first round win at Australian Open

Top seed Rafael Nadal ruthlessly brushed aside Victor Estrella Burgos to power into the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.

Jan 15, 2018, 16:42 PM IST
 Uncle Toni still 'more than anything' for Rafael Nadal

Uncle Toni still 'more than anything' for Rafael Nadal

World number one Rafa Nadal embarks on a new era without his coach and uncle in the players' box at the Australian Open but the Spaniard said he would always welcome advice from his lifelong mentor with open arms.

Jan 13, 2018, 19:12 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 intends to compete in Kooyong Classic: Organisers

Rafael Nadal intends to compete in Kooyong Classic: Organisers

World No.1 Rafael Nadal of Spain intends to compete in the Kooyong Classic exhibition tennis tournament in Melbourne, the organisers announced on Sunday.

Jan 07, 2018, 20:39 PM IST
Rafael Nadal to make Australian Open return in exhibition event

Rafael Nadal to make Australian Open return in exhibition event

The 31-year-old Spaniard has not played since he withdrew from the season-ending World Tour Finals in London in November with a knee injury.

Jan 01, 2018, 15:48 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
Rafael Nadal, Garbine Muguruza named ITF world champions

Rafael Nadal, Garbine Muguruza named ITF world champions

The 31-year-old Mallorcan ended the year as world number one, although he pulled out of the season-ending ATP Finals in London due to a knee injury. Muguruza won the ITF award for the first time after capturing the Wimbledon title and ascending to the world number one ranking for the first time.

Dec 08, 2017, 18:37 PM IST
WATCH: Maria Sharapova gets mid-match marriage proposal

WATCH: Maria Sharapova gets mid-match marriage proposal

The 30-year-old is trying to revive her playing career following a doping ban. She returned to action in April 2017 after serving a 15-month ban following a failed drug test from the 2016 Australian Open.

Nov 30, 2017, 16:16 PM IST
Rafael Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

Rafael Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, who on Sunday defeated Belgian David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 to win the ATP Finals title at London's O2 Arena, jumped to the third spot.

Nov 20, 2017, 20:15 PM IST
Grigor Dimitrov beats David Goffin, becomes first debutant to win ATP Finals

Grigor Dimitrov beats David Goffin, becomes first debutant to win ATP Finals

The Bulgarian will climb to third in the rankings behind only Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as he begins to deliver decisively on his rich promise as a youngster.

Nov 20, 2017, 10:10 AM IST
David Goffin shocks Roger Federer to reach final at ATP Finals

David Goffin shocks Roger Federer to reach final at ATP Finals

Federer, who has won the ATP Finals six times, in Houston, Shanghai and London, has enjoyed a remarkable 2017 season after a long layoff in 2016.

Nov 18, 2017, 22:14 PM IST
Rafael Nadal wins doping defamation case against French ex-minister

Rafael Nadal wins doping defamation case against French ex-minister

The ex-minister from 2007-2010 alleged that Nadal had faked an injury in 2012, when he missed the final six months of the season due to knee problems, in order to hide a positive drug test.

Nov 16, 2017, 20:27 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 pullout leaves Roger Federer as last man standing

Rafael Nadal pullout leaves Roger Federer as last man standing

The Spaniard, who will be replaced in the event by his compatriot and world number 10 Pablo Carreno Busta, said he hopes to be ready for the start of the 2018 season.

Nov 14, 2017, 21:52 PM IST