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Returning to No. 1 position is very special: Rafael Nadal

Returning to No. 1 position is very special: Rafael Nadal

Nadal will overtake Britain`s top-ranked Murray, who withdrew from Montreal and Cincinnati with a hip injury. 

Roger Federer withdraws from Cincinnati Open; Rafael Nadal to become World No 1

Roger Federer withdraws from Cincinnati Open; Rafael Nadal to become World No 1

On the women's side, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova have announced that they will not play in the event.

Rogers Cup 2017: Alexander Zverev stuns Roger Federer to win his fifth title of season

Rogers Cup 2017: Alexander Zverev stuns Roger Federer to win his fifth title of season

The 20-year-old German used his booming serve to overpower Federer 6-3, 6-4 Sunday as the Swiss superstar never got a chance to get into the match.

Andy Murray's absence, Rafael Nadal's exit open World No. 1 ranking gates for Roger Federer

Andy Murray's absence, Rafael Nadal's exit open World No. 1 ranking gates for Roger Federer

Speculations were also that Federer was in the race for the numero uno spot and now with Nadal's shock exit, the road seems clear for him. If he is able to win the Rogers Cup tomorrow, then he is bound to become the World No.1 yet again, on August 21 with an equal or a better finish than Nadal at the Cincinnati masters.

Roger Federer edges towards another title, beats Robin Haase to meet Alexander Zverev in Montreal final

Roger Federer edges towards another title, beats Robin Haase to meet Alexander Zverev in Montreal final

Federer owns a 2-1 edge against Zverev in head-to-head meetings, most recently a 6-1 6-3 win at Halle in June.

Rogers Cup 2017: Roger Federer defeats Roberto Bautista Agut to punch ticket to Montreal semis

Rogers Cup 2017: Roger Federer defeats Roberto Bautista Agut to punch ticket to Montreal semis

Federer hammered five aces, made just two double faults and won 81 percent of his first serve points in the 68-minute centre court match. He dominated at the net, winning 21 or 25 points.

Rogers Cup 2017: Roger Federer overcomes sloppy start to down David Ferrer

Rogers Cup 2017: Roger Federer overcomes sloppy start to down David Ferrer

Federer was sloppy from the start on centre court, sending routine forehands wide and providing the underdog Ferrer with early break opportunities in the ATP 1000 event in Montreal.

Rogers Cup 2017: Rafael Nadal's bid to World No 1 put on hold after Round 3 defeat to Denis Shapovalov

Rogers Cup 2017: Rafael Nadal's bid to World No 1 put on hold after Round 3 defeat to Denis Shapovalov

It was not just a dream, it was something that most tennis fans yearned to see. To see Rafael Nadal scale up the ladder to reclaim the No. 1 ranking on the ATP rankings chart. But all went in vain as the Spaniard lost to Denis Shapovalov 3-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4) in the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, today.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal secure opening round victories at ATP Montreal Masters

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal secure opening round victories at ATP Montreal Masters

Federer attributed his renaissance to rediscovering full fitness after knee surgery in 2016 and taking a two-month break from the game earlier this year.

Ageless Roger Federer cruises in Montreal Masters, advances to third round

Ageless Roger Federer cruises in Montreal Masters, advances to third round

Roger Federer got his US Open preparations off to an imperious start at the ATP Montreal Masters on Wednesday, dismantling Canada`s Peter Polansky in straight sets to advance to the third round.

WATCH: Roger Federer turns 36, reveals what scares him the most

WATCH: Roger Federer turns 36, reveals what scares him the most

The Swiss great has won five tour-level titles in 2017, including two Grand Slams - Australian Open and Wimbledon and two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles - BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the Miami Open. 

Rafael Nadal has eyes on world number one ranking in Montreal

Rafael Nadal has eyes on world number one ranking in Montreal

Fifteen-times grand slam champion Nadal has spent a career total of 141 weeks as world number one -- seventh on the list.

Andy Murray pulls out Rogers Cup 2017; Rafael Nadal to reclaim No. 1 spot with semi-final showing

Andy Murray pulls out Rogers Cup 2017; Rafael Nadal to reclaim No. 1 spot with semi-final showing

Earlier this week, 19-time Grand Slam winner announced his return to Canadian hardcourt after six years of gap. Thus, Nadal and Federer will stand as top seeds for the first time since Monte Carlo Open, back in April 2011.

Roger Federer confirms he will play in 2017 Rogers Cup; returns to Montreal after six years

Roger Federer confirms he will play in 2017 Rogers Cup; returns to Montreal after six years

It was back in 2011 that he had made his appearance on the Canadian hardcourt, but failed to crawl into the fourth round. 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-1 as the 35-year-old had lost to Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Roger Federer renames his historic eighth Wimbledon trophy 'Arthur'

Roger Federer renames his historic eighth Wimbledon trophy 'Arthur'

The 35-year-old beat Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon 2017 men's singles final  at the All England Club in London. 

Andy Murray continues to lead ATP Men's Singles Rankings despite Wimbledon debacle

Andy Murray continues to lead ATP Men's Singles Rankings despite Wimbledon debacle

There were no changes in this week`s rankings, as Spain`s Rafael Nadal came second, followed by Roger Federer of Switzerland, reports Efe.

Andy Roddick reflects on career spent in vacuum of Big Four

Andy Roddick reflects on career spent in vacuum of Big Four

International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Andy Roddick said on Saturday he was honoured to have played in the era of the Big Four, but also acknowledged that they caused him no end of frustration during his career.

Roger Federer, King of Grass, continues to inspire generations with his class

Manushree Bhardwaj

Roger Federer’s eighth Wimbledon win has made me believe; believe in hard work, passion and a ‘never-give-up’ attitude. At 35, his magical wand has woven magic again. This is his fairytale. Perhaps, his best one.

Roger Federer's love for cow leaves Virender Sehwag impressed, fans laughing

Roger Federer's love for cow leaves Virender Sehwag impressed, fans laughing

Sehwag spent his holiday in Canada after his application to become India's next head coach failed to impress the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Lamxan. The committee was given the responsibility to hire Anil Kumble's replacement.

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer had 'different types of drinks' until 5 am to celebrate historic title with close friends

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer had 'different types of drinks' until 5 am to celebrate historic title with close friends

Federer's tally of 19 Grand Slams keeps him four clear of Rafael Nadal's 15. He now stands alongside Helen Wills Moody as joint-fourth on the all-time list of grand slam winners. In front of him stands, Margaret Court (24), Serena Williams (23) and Steffi Graf (22).