Nadal withdraws, Federer advances by walk over in Paris Masters
Rafael Nadal, erstwhile world number one and top seed in Paris, withdrew from the event because of an abdominal injury preventing him from the second round face-off with compatriot Fernando Verdasco. On a day of drama, the third seeded Roger Federer advanced to the third round by a walk-over when his scheduled opponent, Milos Raonic…
Anderson up to sixth as Nadal faces battle to stay top
South Africa's Kevin Anderson climbed up two places to sixth in Monday's ATP rankings after sealing a berth at the Tour Finals following his title in Vienna at the weekend. The 32-year-old Anderson became the first South African singles player in over two decades to qualify for the end-of-season event with his victory over Kei…
Nadal still untroubled atop ATP rankings
Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained his comfortable lead in the latest ATP tennis rankings released on Monday ahead of second-placed Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in third place.
Shapovalov outlasts Wawrinka in Tokyo, Del Potro beats Khachanov in Beijing
Canada’s Denis Shapovalov dropped the first set to veteran Stan Wawrinka but rallied to a 4/6; 6/1; 6/4 victory on Centre Court to set up a quarter-final match with Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff who prevailed over France’s Jeremy Chardy in a marathon that ended 7/6 (3); 6/7 (2); 6/4. The lanky man continued his run after…
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…
Weary Nadal set for Del Potro barrage as Djokovic eyes Nishikori revenge
World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal will put his weary body on the line against a merciless Juan Martin del Potro on Friday with a place in the US Open final at stake.
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 speeds through, Wawrinka and del Potro too
World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal steamed into the third round on another scorching day at the US Open on Wednesday with a straight-sets win over Vasek Pospisil.