Rafael Nadal works on building mental toughness heading into US Open
Rafael Nadal works on building mental toughness heading into US Open

 Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal says mental toughness had always been one of his main strengths and hopes it would be no different this year at the US Open starting here on Monday.

Roger Federer back as world number two ahead of US Open
Roger Federer back as world number two ahead of US Open

Five-times winner Roger Federer will go into next week`s US Open as the world number two after beating Novak Djokovic in the final of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati at the weekend.

Cincinnati Masters: Novak Djokovic routs Stan Wawrinka to book semi spot
Cincinnati Masters: Novak Djokovic routs Stan Wawrinka to book semi spot

World number one Novak Djokovic brushed aside Switzerland`s Stan Wawrinka in straight sets to advance to the semi-finals of the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters Friday.

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.

Marcos Baghdatis defeats top seed David Ferrer at Nottingham Open
Marcos Baghdatis defeats top seed David Ferrer at Nottingham Open

Top seed David Ferrer suffered a Wimbledon warm-up headache on Tuesday, losing to Marcos Baghdatis at the Nottingham ATP tournament.

The Spanish world number seven emerged from his first outing on grass this year with a 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) defeat to the unseeded Cypriot.

Sam Groth stuns Feliciano Lopez to reach Stuttgart last eight
Sam Groth stuns Feliciano Lopez to reach Stuttgart last eight

 Australia`s Sam Groth pulled off a second-round shock at the Stuttgart grasstcourt tournament Wednesday by recovering from losing the first set to beat third-seed Feliciano Lopez in reaching the quarter-finals.

Robin Haase claims top seed Feliciano Lopez` scalp, Richard ​Gasquet eases through in Estoril
Robin Haase claims top seed Feliciano Lopez` scalp, Richard ​Gasquet eases through in Estoril

Dutch underdog Robin Haase produced a superb comeback to knock out top seed Feliciano Lopez in the second round of the Estoril Open on Wednesday 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4.

Feliciano Lopez launches Houston ATP title defense
Feliciano Lopez launches Houston ATP title defense

Spain`s Feliciano Lopez got his ATP title defense in Houston off to a smooth start on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-3 win over American Sam Groth.

Japan`s Go Soeda outlasts Lleyton Hewitt to advance in Houston
Japan`s Go Soeda outlasts Lleyton Hewitt to advance in Houston

Japan`s Go Soeda survived a scare from former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt and American Sam Querrey barely broke a sweat in advancing at the US Clay Court Championships on Monday.

Andy Murray to face Novak Djokovic in BNP Paribas Open semi-final
Andy Murray to face Novak Djokovic in BNP Paribas Open semi-final

World No.4 Andy Murray became Britain's most successful Open Era tennis player when he defeated Feliciano Lopez and advanced to the semi-finals of BNP Paribas Open.

Injured Bernard Tomic gifts Novak Djokovic spot in semis
Injured Bernard Tomic gifts Novak Djokovic spot in semis

Top-seeded Serb Novak Djokovic was gifted a place in the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals when Australian Bernard Tomic pulled out of their quarter-final on Thursday, citing a back injury.

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, join Andy Murray in Indian Wells quarters
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, join Andy Murray in Indian Wells quarters

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, joining Britain`s Andy Murray in the last eight, though Japan`s Kei Nishikori crashed out.

Dominican Victor Estrella wins Ecuador ATP title
Dominican Victor Estrella wins Ecuador ATP title

Dominican Republic's tennis player Victor Estrella won his first Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) title after defeating Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the final of ATP 250 Open Quito tournament, held here.

Lopez, Verdasco to square-off in Ecuador ATP semis
Lopez, Verdasco to square-off in Ecuador ATP semis

Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain defeated seventh-seeded Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to reach the Ecuador Open ATP semifinals where he will face compatriot Fernando Verdasco, who beat Italy's Paolo Lorenzi.

Australian Open: Feliciano Lopez apologises to injured ball-boy for low blow
Australian Open: Feliciano Lopez apologises to injured ball-boy for low blow

Spaniard Feliciano Lopez showed a compassionate streak in addition to a dangerous serve by apologising to the ball-boy he struck in the groin at the Australian Open.

Qualifier Aljaz Bedene knocks out Bautista Agut; sets up final with Stan Wawrinka
Qualifier Aljaz Bedene knocks out Bautista Agut; sets up final with Stan Wawrinka

Continuing his giant-killing spree, Slovakian qualifier Aljaz Bedene knocked out third seed and world number 15 Roberto Bautista Agut to reach his maiden ATP tour singles final, here on Saturday.

New methods of court preparation killed serve and volley: Leander Paes
New methods of court preparation killed serve and volley: Leander Paes

Leander Paes on Saturday lamented that the fascinating serve and volley style is not there to be seen in modern tennis and of all the current players only Feliciano Lopez and Novak Djokovic are the ones who play well on the net.

Qualifier Aljaz Bedene packs off Feliciano Lopez to reach Chennai Open quarters
Qualifier Aljaz Bedene packs off Feliciano Lopez to reach Chennai Open quarters

Qualifier Aljaz Bedene from Slovakia defied the ATP rankings and reputation to knock out second seeded and World No.14 Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4 to enter the quarter-finals of the Aircel Chennai Open here Thursday.

Stan Wawrinka tunes up for Aussie Open defence in India
Stan Wawrinka tunes up for Aussie Open defence in India

Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka kickstarts preparations for the year`s first Grand Slam with his now customary stop-over in India to play in the ATP Chennai Open starting on Monday.

Rafael Nadal shrugs off Andy Murray loss in Abu Dhabi
Rafael Nadal shrugs off Andy Murray loss in Abu Dhabi

Rafael Nadal shrugged off his 6-2, 6-0 defeat to Andy Murray at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships on Friday, insisting he`ll be fighting fit when his 2015 season starts in Qatar next week.