Rafael Nadal is favourite alongside Novak Djokovic to win French Open 2015: Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal is favourite alongside Novak Djokovic to win French Open 2015: Roger Federer

Switzerland`s 17-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer on Monday said he still believed Rafael Nadal was the favourite to win the French Open next month despite the Spanish star`s troubled start to the clay court season.

Novak Djokovic holds top spot in tennis singles rankings
Novak Djokovic holds top spot in tennis singles rankings

With 13,845 points, Serbian star Novak Djokovic held on for the 144th week the top spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings issued on Monday.

Kei Nishikori seals second title in Barcelona
Kei Nishikori seals second title in Barcelona

Japan`s Kei Nishikori claimed his second consecutive Barcelona Open title on Sunday with a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 over Spaniard Pablo Andujar.

Kei Nishikori beats Roberto Bautista​ to make Barcelona Open semis
Kei Nishikori beats Roberto Bautista​ to make Barcelona Open semis

Reigning champion Kei Nishikori moved into the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open with 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday.

`Awful` Rafael Nadal stunned by Fabio Fognini in Barcelona
`Awful` Rafael Nadal stunned by Fabio Fognini in Barcelona

Rafael Nadal`s stuttering season continued as he was stunned 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) by Italy`s Fabio Fognini at the Barcelona Open on Thursday.

Kei Nishikori, David Ferrer ease into Barcelona quarters
Kei Nishikori, David Ferrer ease into Barcelona quarters

Defending champion Kei Nishikori thrashed Colombian 15th seed Santiago Giraldo 6-2, 6-1 to move into the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open on Thursday in a repeat of last year`s final.

Rafael Nadal comfortably passes Nicolas Almagro test in Barcelona
Rafael Nadal comfortably passes Nicolas Almagro test in Barcelona

Rafael Nadal eased past Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-3 6-1 to reach the Barcelona Open third round on Wednesday as he began his bid for a ninth title on the clay in the Catalan capital.

Rafael Nadal targets further improvement in Barcelona
Rafael Nadal targets further improvement in Barcelona

Rafael Nadal has a return to winning ways on clay in his sights as he targets a ninth title at the Barcelona Open this week.

Rafael Nadal confident he on right path despite loss to Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal confident he on right path despite loss to Novak Djokovic

Although comprehensively beaten by Novak Djokovic on the Monte Carlo semi-finals, claycourt king Rafa Nadal believes he is on the right path as his beloved French Open looms.

Novak Djokovic downs Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo semis
Novak Djokovic downs Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo semis

Novak Djokovic reached his fourth final at the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday as he held off Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3.

Improving Rafael Nadal downplays clay chances against Novak Djokovic
Improving Rafael Nadal downplays clay chances against Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal insisted on Friday he was not yet ready to reclaim his long-held title of king of clay despite winning through to a semi-final against Novak Djokovic at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to renew rivalry in Monte Carlo semis
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to renew rivalry in Monte Carlo semis

A near flawless Novak Djokovic crushed Marin Cilic 6-0 6-3 to set up a blockbuster Monte Carlo Masters semi-final with claycourt king Rafa Nadal, who came through a testing workout by David Ferrer on Friday.

Rafael Nadal has to battle for Monte Carlo win
Rafael Nadal has to battle for Monte Carlo win

Rafael Nadal worked for nearly three hours to subdue Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 on Friday to seal his place in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals.

Novak Djokovic crushes Marin Cilic for Monte Carlo semi-final spot
Novak Djokovic crushes Marin Cilic for Monte Carlo semi-final spot

Novak Djokovic crushed Marin Cilic 6-0, 6-3 on Friday to move into the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka make winning starts on Monte Carlo clay
Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka make winning starts on Monte Carlo clay

Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal and holder Stan Wawrinka both expressed quiet relief at getting back to clay after opening wins on Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters.

French Open increase in prize money pot to euros 20.2m
French Open increase in prize money pot to euros 20.2m

Come May, and the winner of French Open will earn more in prize money. The organisers of the prestigious clay court tennis tournament, French Tennis Federation announced that the total pot has been increased by three million euros to over 28 million, with singles champions receiving 1.8m each.

Indian team snares Rafael Nadal for IPTL-2
Indian team snares Rafael Nadal for IPTL-2

Spanish legend Rafael Nadal will play for the Indian side in the second edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), where Japan Warriors will be the new franchise in the competition, scheduled to begin on December 2.

Leander Paes jumps on the IPTL bandwagon, to play for Japan Warriors
Leander Paes jumps on the IPTL bandwagon, to play for Japan Warriors

The 2015 edition of International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will see Leander Paes taking on some of the greatest names of the sport. The 41-year-old was on Sunday drafted into Japan Warriors, the league's new and fifth franchise.

Married Andy Murray missing as season shifts to Monte Carlo clay
Married Andy Murray missing as season shifts to Monte Carlo clay

While Andy Murray celebrates his weekend marriage, the rest of the ATP elite are girding for battle on the clay, with Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal leading the field as the Monte Carlo Masters which begins on Sunday.

Andy Murray third in ATP rankings, Rafael Nadal slips to fifth
Andy Murray third in ATP rankings, Rafael Nadal slips to fifth

Beaten Miami finalist Andy Murray moved into third spot of the ATP rankings published Monday as Rafael Nadal slipped back two places to fifth, his worst position in two years.