Nadal swats aside Nishikori to seal 11th Monte Carlo crown
Rafael Nadal romped to a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside an outclassed Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final to retain the world number one ranking.
Nadal sees off Dimitrov to cruise into 12th Monte Carlo final
The 31-year-old, who needs to win an 11th Monaco title to retain the number one ranking ahead of Roger Federer, will face either Kei Nishikori or Alexander Zverev in Sunday's final."Every year is different and equally special," said Nadal, after beating Dimitrov for the 11th time in 12 meetings.
Djokovic needs 10 match points in 'real battle', Nadal's 'positive' start
Novak Djokovic said it was "great" to deal with the emotions of a "real battle" again, after saving 10 match points to beat Borna Coric at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, while Rafael Nadal made a "positive" return to the ATP Tour by thrashing Aljaz Bedene.
Rafa to the rescue? Nadal to face Zverev with Spain fate in his hands
World number one Rafael Nadal will have to defeat young German star Alexander Zverev on Sunday to keep Spain in the Davis Cup after Germany took a shock 2-1 lead after a marathon doubles triumph.
Nadal back for Spain in Davis Cup
Rafael Nadal celebrates his impending return to world number one spot with a recall Tuesday to Spain's Davis Cup team for the quarter-final tie against Germany.
Federer on Nadal's heels in 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.
Halep, Federer, Chung through to semi-finals
Even when he is out of the tournament, Rafael Nadal has relevance as his exit throws up Roger Federer as favourite to defend the title he won last year.
Nadal retires, Edmund sends Dimitrov out
In the fifth game, the Chair Umpire pronounced a time code warning as Cilic was about to serve down 15.40. He protested audibly about the timing and proceeded to hit a double-fault to hand Nadal a break of serve.
Cilic obstacle in way of Nadal's semi quest
Rafael Nadal sees his quarter-final showdown with big-match player Marin Cilic on Tuesday as the time to crank up his Australian Open offensive for Grand Slam number 17.