Nadal, Federer upset in Cincinnati quarters

Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, numbers two and three in the world, suffered surprise defeats to inspired opponents at the Cincinnati Open.

Nadal scrapes into Cincinnati quarters

World number two Rafa Nadal scraped into the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Open after beating fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 in a fierce battle but his rivals all had comfortable paths into the last eight.

Tsonga out, Nadal and Murray ease through

World number 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga suffered a surprise defeat to qualifier Alex Bogomolov while Spain`s Rafa Nadal and Britain`s Andy Murray passed their second-round tests at the Cincinnati Open.

Rafa Nadal suffers Montreal meltdown

Rafa Nadal fluffed his lines on the return from five-week break when the Spanish world number two was stunned 1-6, 7-6, 7-6 by unheralded Croatian Ivan Dodig in his opening match of the Montreal Masters.

Nadal and Djokovic set for Wimbledon blockbuster

Rafa Nadal has the perfect stage to regain the bragging rights over Novak Djokovic when the world`s top two contest the Wimbledon singles final on Centre Court on Sunday.

Djokovic ready to cement rivalry with Nadal

Rafa Nadal`s rivalry with Novak Djokovic has been brewing slowly and it will come to the boil on Sunday when the world`s two best players contest the 125th Wimbledon men`s final.

Nadal shatters Murray`s Wimbledon dream again

Rafa Nadal crushed Andy Murray`s Wimbledon dream in the semi-finals for the second successive year with an emphatic 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-4 victory on Friday.

Ruthless Nadal sinks Fish, foot concerns lurk

Rafa Nadal eased into the Wimbledon semi-finals on Wednesday with a four-set victory over Mardy Fish but his injured foot is still causing concern ahead of a semi-final showdown with Briton Andy Murray.

Clinical Murray brushes Lopez aside

Andy Murray reached his third successive Wimbledon semi-final by brushing aside the negligible challenge of weary Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to set up another last-four showdown with Rafa Nadal.

Rafa shunted to Court 1, Fed and Murray on Centre

Rafa Nadal`s coach`s mood changed when he found out the world number one was scheduled to play on uncovered Court One for his quarter-final against Mardy Fish on Wednesday.

Roger still raking in more ads than Rafa

Roger Federer may not be the overwhelming favourite to win Wimbledon for a seventh time but the Swiss world number three is still peerless when it comes to raking in endorsements.

Federer faces dark horse Nalbandian, Rafa resumes

Not many players can say they scare Roger Federer but the six-times Wimbledon champion`s next opponent David Nalbandian is one of a select bunch as the Swiss master continues his bid to win his 17th grand slam title on Saturday.

Nadal and Murray have revenge on their minds

Revenge will be on the minds of Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray on Friday when they seek to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon and banish memories of defeats by their next opponents.

Nadal primed amid US onslaught at Wimbledon

Rafa Nadal continues the defence of his Wimbledon title on Wednesday with a second-round match against Ryan Sweeting, one of a number of Americans hoping to seize the limelight on the third day of the grasscourt grand slam.

Nadal begins defence against Russell

Rafa Nadal and Michael Russell, two players from opposite ends of the tennis spectrum, open proceedings on Centre Court on Monday as the 125th Wimbledon championships get under way.

Nadal vows to hang on to Wimbledon crown

Spanish tennis star Rafa Nadal has promised to defend the Wimbledon title that he won last year.

Big four get fit for Wimbledon shootout

Champion Rafa Nadal and the three other leading men`s contenders charge into Wimbledon with major expectations despite all battling minor fitness issues in the run-up to the grasscourt grand slam.

Rafa and Roger are back in the game, says Federer

One of her twin girls in one arm and a glass of champagne in the other hand, Roger Federer`s wife Mirka looked far from dejected after her husband once again came up short against Rafa Nadal in a French Open final.

Nadal`s grip on title and Federer tightens

Rafa Nadal had doubted he could seal a sixth French Open title having started in shaky form and with rivals looking imperious, but the Spaniard need not have worried after triumphing with another claycourt masterclass.

Nadal and Djokovic plan early celebrations

Champion Rafa Nadal hopes to celebrate his birthday by beating Andy Murray in the French Open semi-finals on Friday before Novak Djokovic bids to wrap up the world number one spot against Roger Federer.