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Nick Kyrgios beats new World No.1 Rafael Nadal to reach Cincinnati Masters semi-finals

Nick Kyrgios beats new World No.1 Rafael Nadal to reach Cincinnati Masters semi-finals

For Nadal, this was his third straight upset after his La Decima at Roland Garros, barring him each time to even head into the semis. He had lost to Giles Muller in a pulsating five-setter in the round of 16 of Wimbledon 2017, then came a shock in Montreal quarters when 18-year-old Dennis Shapovalov scripted his first upset in the highway to US Open.

Former champion Samantha Stosur out of US Open with hand injury

Stosur, ranked 43rd in the world, will be replaced in the main draw by Germany`s Annika Beck, 23, for the hardcourt showdown at Flushing Meadows that begins on August 28.

Cincinnati Open: Grigor Dimitrov beats Juan Martin Del Potro for first time to reach quarter-final

Cincinnati Open: Grigor Dimitrov beats Juan Martin Del Potro for first time to reach quarter-final

The seventh-seeded Bulgarian advanced to his eighth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 quarter-final with a 6-3 7-5 victory over Del Potro, who struggled with the intense heat in the closing stages of the one hour 39 minute match.

Cincinnati Masters: Simona Halep advances in quest to win title, take No. 1 spot; sails into quarter-final

Cincinnati Masters: Simona Halep advances in quest to win title, take No. 1 spot; sails into quarter-final

Romania`s Halep, a French Open runner-up for the second time in June, can overtake top-ranked Czech defending champion Karolina Pliskova by winning the title in the final major tuneup for the US Open.

US Open 2017: Victoria Azarenka could miss season's final Grand Slam due to custody battle

US Open 2017: Victoria Azarenka could miss season's final Grand Slam due to custody battle

The 28-year-old, who reached the finals at the U.S. Open in 2012 and 2013, remains optimistic that legal arrangements can be worked out to allow her to compete shortly.

Sania Mirza - Peng Shuai progress, Ramkumar Ramanathan crashes out of Cincinnati Masters

Sania Mirza - Peng Shuai progress, Ramkumar Ramanathan crashes out of Cincinnati Masters

The fourth seeded Indo-Chinese duo romped home with a comfortable 7-5 6-4 win over Germany`s Julia Görges and Ukraine`s Olga Savchuk in a last-16 clash that lasted one and a half hour on Wednesday.

World No 1 Rafael Nadal wins opener, US teen ousts Alexander Zverev at Cincinnati Masters

World No 1 Rafael Nadal wins opener, US teen ousts Alexander Zverev at Cincinnati Masters

Nadal, a 15-time Grand Slam champion who captured his 10th French Open crown in June, defeated Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4, improving to 15-0 in ATP matches against the Frenchman.

Kei Nishikori to miss rest of season with wrist injury

Kei Nishikori to miss rest of season with wrist injury

The 27-year-old world number nine becomes the latest of a clutch of high-ranked players to take time out from the sport due to injury.

Serena Williams targeting 'outrageous' Australian Open title defense

Serena Williams targeting 'outrageous' Australian Open title defense

Williams said during her pregnancy layoff she had kept a close eye on the tennis world, including her sister Venus's run to the Wimbledon final

Cincinnati Open: Juan Maritin Del Potro, Nick Kyrgios advance; Milos Raonic withdraws

Cincinnati Open: Juan Maritin Del Potro, Nick Kyrgios advance; Milos Raonic withdraws

Former U.S. Open champion del Potro beat 10th-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 3-6 7-6(1) 6-0, while Kyrgios opened with a 6-2 6-3 dismissal of ninth seed David Goffin of Belgium in the Cincinnati heat.

Maria Sharapova awarded main draw wildcard at U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova awarded main draw wildcard at U.S. Open

The 30-year-old Russian, who returned from a 15-month doping ban earlier this year, was denied a wildcard at the French Open, then missed the grasscourt season, including Wimbledon, with a thigh 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.

Maria Sharapova withdraws from Cincinnati Open due to arm injury

Maria Sharapova withdraws from Cincinnati Open due to arm injury

The five-time Grand Slam champion was due to play French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in a highly-anticipated first round clash.

Yuki Bhambri, Saketh Myneni back; Leander Paes left out of Indian Davis Cup squad

Yuki Bhambri, Saketh Myneni back; Leander Paes left out of Indian Davis Cup squad

Apart from Bhambri and Myneni, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Rohan Bopanna made the squad, captained by Mahesh Bhupathi.

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.

Canadian Open: Caroline Wozniacki topples top seed Karolina Pliskova to sail into semi-finals

Canadian Open: Caroline Wozniacki topples top seed Karolina Pliskova to sail into semi-finals

The sixth seeded Wozniacki posted her first career win over a number-one player in seven tries as she blasted eight aces in the two-hour, 56-minute centre court match.

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.