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French Open 2017: 'I'm the favourite? I don't care', declares Le Decima chasing Rafael Nadal

French Open 2017: 'I'm the favourite? I don't care', declares Le Decima chasing Rafael Nadal

Nadal, who was forced to withdraw from last year's Roland Garros with a wrist injury after two rounds, has already reached the magical 10 titles number this year at the claycourt events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

May 26, 2017, 23:33 PM IST
Red-hot Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win `dream` 10th Barcelona Open

Red-hot Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win `dream` 10th Barcelona Open

Nadal won in Barcelona between 2005-2009, 2011-13 and now in the last two years.

Apr 30, 2017, 22:32 PM IST
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal not giving up on Grand Slam dream despite on-going injury struggle

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal not giving up on Grand Slam dream despite on-going injury struggle

Nadal, the current world number nine, plays Germany's Florian Mayer in the first round on Tuesday.

Jan 15, 2017, 12:40 PM IST
Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic makes statement in epic win over Andy Murray in Doha final

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic makes statement in epic win over Andy Murray in Doha final

The world number two said it was "the dream start" to 2017 in his build-up to the defence of the Australian Open title later this month.

Jan 08, 2017, 09:57 AM IST
Persistent wrist injury forces Rafael Nadal to shut down 2016 season, targets early recovery

Persistent wrist injury forces Rafael Nadal to shut down 2016 season, targets early recovery

Nadal, ranked at six in the world, suffered a shock second round defeat to Victor Troicki at the Shanghai Masters last week.

Oct 21, 2016, 00:09 AM IST
Rafael Nadal expects to be fully fit for 2016 Rio Olympics

Rafael Nadal expects to be fully fit for 2016 Rio Olympics

The Spaniard has not played since pulling out of the French Open before the third round because of a wrist injury.

Jul 21, 2016, 00:21 AM IST
Manchester City unveil Pep Guardiola: New manager promises to prove himself in England

Manchester City unveil Pep Guardiola: New manager promises to prove himself in England

Guardiola will see his new team take on former club Bayern in a pre-season friendly on July 20 in Munich.

Jul 03, 2016, 23:48 PM IST
ATP World Tour Finals: Nadal beats Murray to join Federer in semis, Wawrinka in contention

ATP World Tour Finals: Nadal beats Murray to join Federer in semis, Wawrinka in contention

Rafael Nadal beat Andy Murray in straight sets at the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals.

Nov 19, 2015, 03:30 AM IST
ATP World Tour Finals: Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal win opening  matches

ATP World Tour Finals: Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal win opening matches

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal began their ATP World Tour Finals campaign with convincing wins.

Nov 17, 2015, 03:57 AM IST
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga beats Rafael Nadal to enter first ever Shanghai Masters final

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga beats Rafael Nadal to enter first ever Shanghai Masters final

In a battle of two resurgent players, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga beat Rafael Nadal in three sets on Sunday to book his first ever Shanghai Masters final.

Oct 17, 2015, 16:58 PM IST
Undefeated Novak Djokovic humbles Rafael Nadal to win sixth China Open title

Undefeated Novak Djokovic humbles Rafael Nadal to win sixth China Open title

Novak Djokovic maintained his unbeaten run in Beijing with a successful China Open title defence against Rafael Nadal.

Oct 11, 2015, 18:55 PM IST
American Alexander Rossi replaces Roberto Merhi at Marussia F1 team

American Alexander Rossi replaces Roberto Merhi at Marussia F1 team

Alexander Rossi will become Formula One`s first U.S. driver since 2007 at this weekend`s Singapore Grand Prix after replacing Spaniard Roberto Merhi at the Manor Marussia team.

Sep 16, 2015, 21:44 PM IST
Kevin de Bruyne in line for Manchester City debut as David Silva sits out

Kevin de Bruyne in line for Manchester City debut as David Silva sits out

 Manchester City playmaker David Silva will miss Saturday`s Premier League game at Crystal Palace with an ankle injury, but 50 million-pound ($77.1 million) signing Kevin De Bruyne could make his debut in the Spaniard`s absence.

Sep 11, 2015, 21:41 PM IST
Spain's David de Gea hoping to win back Manchester United spot

Spain's David de Gea hoping to win back Manchester United spot

David de Gea is hoping to win back his place in goal at Manchester United after he played his first competitive match this season in Spain`s 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying victory away to Macedonia on Tuesday.

Sep 09, 2015, 14:31 PM IST
Rafael Nadal feeling "very close" to Slam-winning form

Rafael Nadal feeling "very close" to Slam-winning form

Former world number one Rafael Nadal, struggling through what the Spaniard called his worst campaign in 11 years, said Saturday his form is very close to returning to top level.

Aug 30, 2015, 00:20 AM IST
Rafael Nadal confident of playing well at 2015 US Open

Rafael Nadal confident of playing well at 2015 US Open

Former world number one Rafa Nadal is feeling confident about his chances of competing for a third U.S. Open title when the tournament starts in New York next week.

Aug 26, 2015, 18:55 PM IST
Rafael Nadal starts strong on hardcourt with Montreal win

Rafael Nadal starts strong on hardcourt with Montreal win

Rafael Nadal made an encouraging start to the summer hard-court campaign as the Spaniard recovered to defeat Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 on Wednesday on another day of weather trouble at the ATP Montreal Masters.

Aug 13, 2015, 08:19 AM IST
Garbine Muguruza vows to learn from Serena Williams defeat at Wimbledon

Garbine Muguruza vows to learn from Serena Williams defeat at Wimbledon

Garbine Muguruza vowed to learn from her heartbreaking Wimbledon final defeat to Serena Williams on Saturday and spark a next generation challenge to the veteran American.

Jul 11, 2015, 22:54 PM IST
Fantastic to play on natural grass this time: ATK coach Antonio Habas

Fantastic to play on natural grass this time: ATK coach Antonio Habas

Atletico de Kolkata head coach Antonio Habas, who is back with his ISL-winning team for a second season, is excited that they would get to play on natural grass at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here.

Jul 08, 2015, 20:18 PM IST
British GP: McLaren's Fernando Alonso finally among points

British GP: McLaren's Fernando Alonso finally among points

Fernando Alonso finally scored his first point for McLaren in his second innings with the British team at the 2015 British Grand Prix on Sunday. The two-time World Champion finished tenth at a half-wet, half-dry Silverstone circuit after enduring a tumultuous start to the 52-lap race.

Jul 05, 2015, 23:07 PM IST