Nadal bursts Sousa''s bubble to reach Wimbledon quarters

The sweet-spot in Rafael Nadal`s racket appeared to be the size of a beachball on Monday as the Spaniard fired off winners left, right and centre to hurtle into the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a ruthless 6-2 6-2 6-2 win over Joao Sousa. 

Jul 08, 2019, 23:57 PM IST

French Open: Rafael Nadal marches past Maximilian Marterer and into quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal continued his birthday celebrations by moving into the French Open quarter-finals on Monday, beating a determined Maximilian Marterer 6-3 6-2 7-6(4).

Jun 04, 2018, 19:54 PM IST

Rafael Nadal faces old friend Richard Gasquet on familiar French Open turf

World number one Rafa Nadal faces local hope Richard Gasquet in the third round of the French Open on Saturday in a clash between two long-time friends.

Jun 02, 2018, 09:26 AM IST

French Open 2017: 'I'm the favourite? I don't care', declares Le Decima chasing Rafael Nadal

Nadal, who was forced to withdraw from last year's Roland Garros with a wrist injury after two rounds, has already reached the magical 10 titles number this year at the claycourt events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

May 26, 2017, 23:33 PM IST

Red-hot Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win `dream` 10th Barcelona Open

Nadal won in Barcelona between 2005-2009, 2011-13 and now in the last two years.

Apr 30, 2017, 22:32 PM IST

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal not giving up on Grand Slam dream despite on-going injury struggle

Nadal, the current world number nine, plays Germany's Florian Mayer in the first round on Tuesday.

Jan 15, 2017, 12:40 PM IST

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic makes statement in epic win over Andy Murray in Doha final

The world number two said it was "the dream start" to 2017 in his build-up to the defence of the Australian Open title later this month.

Jan 08, 2017, 09:57 AM IST

Persistent wrist injury forces Rafael Nadal to shut down 2016 season, targets early recovery

Nadal, ranked at six in the world, suffered a shock second round defeat to Victor Troicki at the Shanghai Masters last week.

Oct 21, 2016, 00:09 AM IST

Rafael Nadal expects to be fully fit for 2016 Rio Olympics

The Spaniard has not played since pulling out of the French Open before the third round because of a wrist injury.

Jul 21, 2016, 00:21 AM IST

Manchester City unveil Pep Guardiola: New manager promises to prove himself in England

Guardiola will see his new team take on former club Bayern in a pre-season friendly on July 20 in Munich.

Jul 03, 2016, 23:48 PM IST

ATP World Tour Finals: Nadal beats Murray to join Federer in semis, Wawrinka in contention

Rafael Nadal beat Andy Murray in straight sets at the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals.

Nov 19, 2015, 03:30 AM IST

ATP World Tour Finals: Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal win opening matches

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal began their ATP World Tour Finals campaign with convincing wins.

Nov 17, 2015, 03:57 AM IST

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga beats Rafael Nadal to enter first ever Shanghai Masters final

In a battle of two resurgent players, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga beat Rafael Nadal in three sets on Sunday to book his first ever Shanghai Masters final.

Oct 17, 2015, 16:58 PM IST

Undefeated Novak Djokovic humbles Rafael Nadal to win sixth China Open title

Novak Djokovic maintained his unbeaten run in Beijing with a successful China Open title defence against Rafael Nadal.

Oct 11, 2015, 18:55 PM IST

American Alexander Rossi replaces Roberto Merhi at Marussia F1 team

Alexander Rossi will become Formula One`s first U.S. driver since 2007 at this weekend`s Singapore Grand Prix after replacing Spaniard Roberto Merhi at the Manor Marussia team.

Sep 16, 2015, 21:44 PM IST

Kevin de Bruyne in line for Manchester City debut as David Silva sits out

 Manchester City playmaker David Silva will miss Saturday`s Premier League game at Crystal Palace with an ankle injury, but 50 million-pound ($77.1 million) signing Kevin De Bruyne could make his debut in the Spaniard`s absence.

Sep 11, 2015, 21:41 PM IST

Spain's David de Gea hoping to win back Manchester United spot

David de Gea is hoping to win back his place in goal at Manchester United after he played his first competitive match this season in Spain`s 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying victory away to Macedonia on Tuesday.

Sep 09, 2015, 14:31 PM IST

Rafael Nadal feeling "very close" to Slam-winning form

Former world number one Rafael Nadal, struggling through what the Spaniard called his worst campaign in 11 years, said Saturday his form is very close to returning to top level.

Aug 30, 2015, 00:20 AM IST

Rafael Nadal confident of playing well at 2015 US Open

Former world number one Rafa Nadal is feeling confident about his chances of competing for a third U.S. Open title when the tournament starts in New York next week.

Aug 26, 2015, 18:55 PM IST

Rafael Nadal starts strong on hardcourt with Montreal win

Rafael Nadal made an encouraging start to the summer hard-court campaign as the Spaniard recovered to defeat Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 on Wednesday on another day of weather trouble at the ATP Montreal Masters.

Aug 13, 2015, 08:19 AM IST