Rafael Nadal

'Motivated' Roger Federer sets sights on 9th Wimbledon title

Australian Open defending champion Federer was stunned by 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6, 6-7, 5-7, 6-7  in the fourth round of the men's singles event on Rod Laver Arena.

Feb 10, 2019, 20:08 PM IST

Novak Djokovic eases past Rafael Nadal to lift record 7th Australian Open title

The 31-year-old didn't break much sweat as he eased past Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in a one-sided summit showdown of the men's singles event that lasted at the Rod Laver Arena.

 

Jan 27, 2019, 16:28 PM IST

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic destroys Lucas Pouille to set up Nadal showdown

Attacking the lines with machine-like precision, Djokovic broke the 28th-seeded Frenchman seven times yet never looked in danger of conceding a break point.

Jan 25, 2019, 16:21 PM IST

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal storms into Melbourne final with Tsitsipas blitz

After roaring to a 5-0 lead in the final set, Nadal closed out the match with a huge serve in one hour and 46 minutes leaving Tsitsipas to beat a quick exit from the stadium.

Jan 24, 2019, 17:04 PM IST

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic through to semi-finals after Kei Nishikori retires

Six-times champion Djokovic will meet Frenchman Lucas Pouille, on Friday for a place in Sunday's final.

Jan 23, 2019, 16:34 PM IST

Birthday boy Frances Tiafoe topples Grigor Dimitrov to reach Australian Open quarters

Tiafoe faces an even more daunting task against 17-time major champion Nadal, who recorded a comfortable win over Czech Tomas Berdych in three sets.

Jan 20, 2019, 15:29 PM IST

Rafael Nadal marches into quarterfinals of Australian Open

Nadal, who has now taken revenge of his defeat to Berdych in the quarter-finals of the 2015 edition of the tournament, will lock horns with unseeded American Frances Tiafoe for a place in the semi-finals.

Jan 20, 2019, 14:51 PM IST

Rafael Nadal allays injury concerns, pays tribute to Andy Murray

Nadal declares himself ready to throw himself into a 14th campaign in Melbourne, starting with a first-round match against Australian wildcard James Duckworth.

Jan 12, 2019, 13:14 PM IST

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic favourite as 'Big Four' take final bow

A teary-eyed Andy Murray signalled the Australian Open could be his last professional tournament on Friday, with the pain of his right hip proving unbearable.

Jan 11, 2019, 14:04 PM IST

Novak Djokovic equals Rafael Nadal's record with 4th Mubadala title

With the win, Djokovic extended his dominance over Anderson, whose only victory in 10 matches against the Serbian came a decade ago in Miami.
 

Dec 30, 2018, 18:18 PM IST

World Tennis Championship: Rafael Nadal withdraws from third-place match

Nadal underwent a surgery on his right ankle last month after dealing with knee and abdominal issues.

Dec 29, 2018, 16:54 PM IST

Kei Nishikori to replace Juan Martin Del Potro at ATP Finals

Nishikori will join Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Kevin Anderson, Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem at the elite eight-player event.

Nov 04, 2018, 22:50 PM IST

Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer in Paris Masters thriller

Following current world number 1 Rafael Nadal`s withdrawal, it had undoubtedly become the most highly-anticipated clash at the tournament.

Nov 04, 2018, 16:19 PM IST

Rafael Nadal holds top spot in ATP rankings, Novak Djokovic in 2nd; Federer 3rd

Djokovic climbed up to the 2nd spot after claiming the Shanghai Masters title for the 4th time against Croatia's Borna Coric on Sunday. 

Oct 15, 2018, 16:15 PM IST

Tennis: Novak Djokovic makes winning return in Shanghai Masters

Djokovic, who received a first-round bye could pass Roger Federer at number two in the world rankings if he reaches Sunday`s final.

Oct 09, 2018, 20:32 PM IST

Rafael Nadal to skip ATP Asian swing due to knee injury

World number one Rafael Nadal on Wednesday said he would skip the Asian leg of the ATP tour to recover from the knee injury he picked up at the U.S. Open. 

Sep 20, 2018, 21:04 PM IST

US Open: Rafael Nadal's repeat bid in NYC derailed by injury

Rafael Nadal suffered from knee soreness but braved the pain for some time into the match. In the end, it was just too much.

Sep 08, 2018, 07:57 AM IST

US Open 2018: Rafael Nadal survives Dominic Thiem scare to reach semis

Defending champion  Rafael Nadal failed to win a single game in the opening set of his U.S. Open quarter-final against Dominic Thiem on Tuesday but fought back to beat the Austrian 0-6 6-4 7-5 6-7(4) 7-6(5) in a match that ended past 2 am in New York.

Sep 05, 2018, 13:56 PM IST

Serena Williams squares off against Kanepi on U.S. Open day seven

Williams has never dropped a set in four previous meetings with Kanepi, the last of which was at the 2014 U.S. Open, but the Estonian is high on confidence after eliminating top seed Simona Halep in the first round.

Sep 02, 2018, 23:48 PM IST

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