Nadal sweeps into Italian Open semis as Federer, Osaka pull out injured
Defending champion Rafael Nadal swept into the last four of the Italian Open on Friday as Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka both pulled out injured just a week before the start of the French Open. Eight-time champion Nadal came through 6-4, 6-0 against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco to set up a rematch with Greek rising…
Nadal hoping for clay turnaround after Madrid semi exit
Rafael Nadal heads into the final fortnight of the countdown to the French Open facing uncertainty after crashing out in his bid for a sixth title at the Madrid Open.
Djokovic edges past Thiem to reach Madrid final
Novak Djokovic enhanced his credentials as the greatest threat to Rafael Nadal winning a 12th French Open title next month after he beat Dominic Thiem on Saturday to reach the Madrid Open final. If Nadal overcomes the talented Stefanos Tsitsipas later on Saturday, it will be the Spaniard and Djokovic in Sunday's final, in what…
'We're all grateful to him': Nadal salutes retiring Ferrer in Barcelona
Rafael Nadal showed no mercy towards an emotional David Ferrer as he eased into the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open on Thursday, describing his compatriot who is winding down his career as a "pleasure to watch". Ferrer is set to retire after the Madrid Open next month and made a tearful exit on what was…
After completing century, Federer rises in rankings
Roger Federer's 100th title lifted him three places to fourth in the ATP rankings on Monday.
Federer wins 'special' 100th title by beating Tsitsipas
Roger Federer wrote another "special" page of history as he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday at the Dubai Championships to win the 100th title of his career. The 20-time Grand Slam winner claimed a record eighth trophy at the Aviation Club. The Swiss second seed was untouchable throughout much of the 69-minute final…
Tsitsipas wins Open 13 Provence final
Stefanos Tsitsipas claimed his first ATP title of the year with victory in the Open 13 Provence final in Marseille. The Greek top seed, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals earlier this year, overcame Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 7-5 7-6 (5) in just under two hours. Kukushkin survived an early break point in the match…
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…
Tsitsipas is Next Generation champion as ATP Finals commence
The tennis world has shifted attention to London, just as the Next Gen tournament ended in Milano, where Greek star, Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Australia’s hopeful, Alex De Minaur in the finals. For Roger Federer, it is an aspiration to a seventh end of year title, which would also take his career tally to 100.
A fortnight of tennis mixed grill
The NextGen Tournament heads for the final in Milano as the top eight ranked male players gather in London for the ATP Tour Grand Finale...
Djokovic knocked out of rogers cup by greek teenager
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic saw his bid for a fifth Rogers Cup triumph ended by a shock third-round defeat at the hands of Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas in Toronto. Tsitsipas, who turns 20 on Sunday, beat the 13-time Grand Slam champion 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 in two hours 18 minutes.