Nadal, Messi, Ronaldo and Iheanacho
How many sports lovers will not agree that this year 2019 will be one significant year to remember in the annals of world sports? Clearly, several sporting events attracted our interest...
Davis Cup: What worked, what didn’t
With Rafael Nadal falling flat on his back on the baseline, his triumphant team-mates running on court to pile on top of him and a partisan home stadium rocking with pride, it was a familiar scene as Spain lifted the Davis Cup.Yet, while the celebrations were similar to many we have seen in previous years,…
Nadal powers Spain into Davis Cup semis, Djokovic's Serbia ousted
Rafael Nadal won back-to-back matches to propel Spain to a 2-1 victory over Argentina and a place in the semi-finals of the new-look Davis Cup on Friday. World number one Nadal thrashed Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2 to pull Spain level after Guido Pella put the Argentines ahead with a 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 win…
Nadal qualifies Spain for quarter-finals at Davis Cup
Rafael Nadal’s Spain eased into the Davis Cup quarter-finals, but the event organisers faced more questions over scheduling as yesterday’s action stretched beyond 4 am.
Nadal ends year as number one for fifth time
Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the year-end world number one for the fifth time after the ATP released its season-closing rankings on Monday.
Nadal sweats on semis spot at ATP Finals after beating Tsitsipas
Rafael Nadal recovered to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-5 on Friday but faces an anxious wait to find out whether he will qualify for the last four at the ATP Finals.
Nadal's late-season injury jinx strikes again
Rafael Nadal's vulnerability to late-season injuries resurfaced this weekend as the 19-time Grand Slam champion was forced out of the Paris Masters with an abdominal muscle strain.
Nadal, Djokovic edge closer to possible Paris final meeting
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, fighting it out for the year-end world number one spot, edged closer to a possible Paris Masters final clash as both eased into the last four on Friday. The 33-year-old Nadal, who can secure the end-of-year top ranking ahead of Djokovic by winning his maiden Bercy title, beat French wildcard Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (7/4), 6-1.
Djokovic sets up Tsitsipas clash as Dimitrov beats Thiem
Novak Djokovic saw off Britain's Kyle Edmund on Thursday to reach his eighth Paris Masters quarter-final, while Grigor Dimitrov knocked out fifth seed Dominic Thiem. Top seed Djokovic, battling Rafael Nadal for the year-end world number one spot, needed seven set points in the first set before winning 7-6 (9/7), 6-1.
Ill Djokovic survives scare in Paris opener, Nadal also through
Novak Djokovic defied illness to survive a scare against French lucky loser Corentin Moutet and reach the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, while Rafael Nadal saw off a plucky challenge from Adrian Mannarino.