Barcelona beckons for Nadal after Monte Carlo embarrassment
Rafael Nadal said on Monday he won't waste time dwelling on his weekend Monte Carlo semi-final loss but instead will concentrate on bouncing back at the Barcelona Open.
Fognini, Lajovic for finals of Monte Carlo
Rafael Nadal of Spain lost his bid for a 12th title in Monte Carlo in a stunning 6/4; 6/2 upset by Italy’s Fabio Fognini, who reached...
Day of quick victories by top seeds at Monte Carlo
Rafael Nadal defeated his compatriot, Roberto Bautista Agut 6/1; 6/1 to commence his quest for the twelfth title in Monaco.
Nadal hopes to be ready for 'special' Federer clash
A hurting Rafael Nadal is "hopeful" he'll be ready Saturday to renew his rivalry with Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters. The longtime foes have amassed 37 Grand Slam titles between them -- Federer with 20 and Nadal with 17 -- and built a unique relationship over 15 years and…
Djokovic hails Nadal rout as his 'best' Slam final performance
Novak Djokovic said he played his "best final in a Grand Slam" to win a record magnificent seventh Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 rout of Rafael Nadal Sunday.
Nadal slams door on next generation at Australian Open
Rafael Nadal slammed the door on the next generation by defeating 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6/2; 6/4; 6/0 to reach his fifth Australian Open finals in Melbourne. It was a superlative performance that lasted one hour and 46 minutes in Rod Laver Arena. The great expectations preceding the match found justification when Tsitsipas took…
Nadal wary of 'dangerous' giant-killer Tiafoe after Berdych rout
Rampant Rafael Nadal battered ex-world number four Tomas Berdych Sunday but said he would be taking a step into the unknown against "dangerous" Frances Tiafoe in the Australian Open quarter-finals. The Spanish 17-time Grand Slam winner dismissed the unseeded Czech 6-0, 6-1, 7-6 (7/4) to tear into the last eight without dropping a tournament set.…
Sharapova upsets Wozniacki as Federer, Nadal cruise on
Maria Sharapova defeated the third seed and defending champion, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6/4; 4/6; 6/3 in the Rod Laver Arena. For the men, Roger Federer ran through American youngster, Taylor Fritz 6/2; 7/5; 6/4, while Rafael Nadal detonated Australia’s hope by routing Alex de Minaur 6/1; 6/2; 6/4. Wozniacki and Sharapova had won their…
Federer, Nadal stay on track as Sharapova sets up Wozniacki showdown
Roger Federer ground out a tough three-set win to make the Australian Open third round for an incredible 20th straight year Wednesday, with long-time rival Rafael Nadal also safely through in his drive towards an 18th Grand Slam title.