Djokovic aims to cut 'gentle giant' Del Potro down to size
Novak Djokovic hailed Juan Martin del Potro as a "gentle giant" but he'll have no hesitation in attempting to cut his close friend down to size in Sunday's US Open final. Djokovic, the 2011 and 2015 champion, will be looking to complete the Wimbledon-US Open double for a third time when he tackles the 2009…
In Semi-final defeat, Nadal still dominates talk
Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro was the first into the finals yet Rafael Nadal dominated attention on account of his tortuous path to the last four. The world number one player bowed out to injury in the second set as the match ended 7/6 (3): 6/2 in just over two hours. Novak Djokovic followed in…
Nadal prevails, again, in U.S. Open’s succession battle
Rafael Nadal of Spain yesterday scraped a close 0/6, 6/4, 7/5, 6/7(4), 7/5 (5) win over Austria’s Dominic Thiem in a classic battle that lasted four hours and 48 minutes at the on-going U.S Open in the Arthur Ashe Stadium. How did Thiem lose the match? How did Nadal survive the threat? Thiem bettered his…
Nadal looks within to find way past Thiem
Rafael Nadal, trapped in a nightmare first set against Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals of the US Open, knew where to look for answers.
Nadal downs Tsitsipas to win Toronto Masters
Rafael Nadal held off a late surge from birthday boy Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim the 80th title of his career with victory at the Toronto Masters on Sunday.
Nadal reaches Toronto quarters with win over Wawrinka
A 45-minute rain interruption did little to stop the progress of Rafael Nadal on Thursday at the Toronto Masters as he defeated Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) to reach the quarter-finals.
Nadal sitting pretty atop ATP rankings
Rafael Nadal remains top of the ATP tennis world rankings with the 32-year-old 17-time Grand Slam winner enjoying a comfortable margin over his eternal rival the Swiss Roger Federer.
Kerber is champion, Djokovic for men’s final
Agelique Kerber of Germany defeated Serena Williams 6/3; 6/3 to win the Ladies title in a match delayed by the completion of the men’s semi-final in which Novak Djokovic outlasted Rafael Nadal, 6/4; 3/6; 7/6 (9); 4/6; 10/8. Serena opened serving and took the first two points. She dropped the third and netted a backhand…