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US Open 2018: Rafael Nadal edges past Karen Khachanov to 4th round

Rafael Nadal has feasted on Russian opposition in the past but Karen Khachanov nearly served up a major U.S. Open upset on Friday, forcing the world number one to rally for a breathless 5-7 7-5 7-6(7) 7-6(3) third round win.

Sep 01, 2018, 11:58 AM IST

Serena Williams and Venus Williams showdown set for day five at US Open

The 30th career meeting between Serena and Venus also marks the first time the sisters have faced each other this early at a Grand Slam since the second round of the 1998 Australian Open.

Aug 31, 2018, 15:27 PM IST

Roger Federer aims to topple Rafael Nadal from No. 1 spot in Rotterdam

The 20-time Grand Slam champion is 155 points behind old rival Nadal in the rankings, with 180 points up for grabs for reaching the semifinals in the Netherlands.

Feb 08, 2018, 18:51 PM IST

Rafael Nadal signs on for Queen's challenge

World number one Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will play in the Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen's Club later this year. Nadal has missed the grass-court tournament in west London for the last two years after suffering a wrist injury in 2016 and then prioritising rest after his French Open victory in 2017.

Feb 07, 2018, 18:23 PM IST

Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal's heels in ATP rankings

Roger Federer's victory in the Australian Open has taken him to within 155 points of world number one Rafael Nadal in the ATP rankings released on Monday. Nadal, who was knocked out in the quarterfinals in Melbourne, has 9,760 points with Federer on 9,605.

Jan 29, 2018, 16:30 PM IST

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal weathers fight from Diego Schwartzman to reach quarterfinals

The top seed held firm to fend off the diminutive Argentine 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals.

Jan 21, 2018, 14:28 PM IST

Rafael Nadal says lower-ranked players need more money

World number one Rafa Nadal voiced his support for players to demand a greater share of tennis revenues, saying that more lower-ranked professionals should be able to make a living from the sport.

Jan 17, 2018, 17:32 PM IST

Rafael Nadal loses at Kooyong Classic but injured knee 'fine'

Though No.1 Nadal lost 6-4, 7-5 to Gasquet, the Spaniard said he would keep working hard until the start of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Monday.

Jan 09, 2018, 15:34 PM IST

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Brisbane International but says yes to Australian Open

World No.1 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International with a knee injury, but said he still intends to play in next month's Australian Open.

Dec 28, 2017, 09:47 AM IST

Written off as dead men walking, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal shine in 2017

Evergreen Federer, who will turn 37 in 2018, and Nadal, 32 in June next year, split the four Grand Slams in 2017 between themselves. 

Dec 26, 2017, 09:40 AM IST

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Championship

Spanish tennis player and world number one, Rafael Nadal, will not compete at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC), the 10th edition of which is starting in Abu Dhabi on December 28, the tournament's organisers confirmed on Saturday.

Dec 23, 2017, 18:55 PM IST

When a fire alarm forced Rafael Nadal & Co. to evacuate London hotel

Rafael Nadal and the world’s best men’s tennis players found themselves having to endure a 4 a.m. meeting in freezing cold after fire alarms forced them to evacuate their central London hotel on Tuesday.

Nov 15, 2017, 11:35 AM IST

Rafael Nadal quits ATP Finals after defeat by David Goffin, Grigor Dimitrov wins

The spirit was as strong as ever but Rafael Nadal’s troublesome knee failed him in the end as the Spaniard quit the ATP Finals after a painful defeat by Belgium’s David Goffin on Monday.

Nov 14, 2017, 09:27 AM IST

ATP Finals fair for all, says Roger Federer amid Rafael Nadal's clay talk

The Swiss ace has dismissed World No. 1 Nadal's claim that it would be fairer if the ATP Tour Finals were played on clay courts.

Nov 13, 2017, 14:49 PM IST

Rafael Nadal presented with ATP World No. 1 award

Tennis player Rafael Nadal was presented with the ATP World No. 1 award on the court during the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena here.

Nov 13, 2017, 10:00 AM IST

Rafael Nadal confident of being fully fit at ATP Finals

"Hopefully the knee is good. I`ve done everything I`ve needed to do in order to get ready for London... Let`s see if I am able to be 100 per cent to compete," Nadal said

Nov 10, 2017, 13:14 PM IST

Injured Rafael Nadal doing his all to play ATP Finals in London

Rafael Nadal's personal doctor said on Tuesday they will do "everything possible" to enable the 16-time Grand Slam champion to compete at next week's season-ending Tour Finals in London.

Nov 08, 2017, 11:23 AM IST

Rafael Nadal stays atop ATP rankings, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray out of top 10

Spain's Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, while Britain's Andy Murray and Serbia's Novak Djokovic dropped out of the top 10.

Nov 06, 2017, 16:13 PM IST

John Isner tames Juan Martin del Potro in Paris Masters to keep ATP Finals' hopes alive

Isner pushed on towards a Tour finals spot on Friday when he made it through to the semifinals of the Paris Masters with a 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 win against Argentine Del Potro as the tournament was hit by the withdrawal of Nadal.

Nov 04, 2017, 11:21 AM IST

Roger Federer skipped Paris Masters with eye on ATP Finals in London, says Rafael Nadal

Federer, winner of a record 19 Grand Slam titles, announced his withdrawal from Paris - the last Masters event of the year - after clinching his 8th Swiss Indoors title in his hometown of Basel on Sunday.

Oct 31, 2017, 08:54 AM IST