ROME - Rafael Nadal still has to shed some rustiness following a seven-month break from tennis as he prepares to chase a record-extending 13th French Open title.Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, still appears to have some anger issues two weeks after getting ...
Sep 20, 2020
ROME - Novak Djokovic behaved better Wednesday in his first match since being defaulted from the US Open.The top-ranked Serb was mostly courteous with the chair umpire and had no interaction with the line judges during a 6-3, 6-2 ...
Sep 17, 2020
MADRID - Rafael Nadal's slump on clay continued with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 loss to ninth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Saturday.It was the third straight semifinal elimination for ...
May 12, 2019
TWO-time Grand Slam runner-up Kevin Anderson is skipping the clay-court swing this season because of a lingering right elbow injury.Anderson announced on Tuesday via a post on Twitter that he is withdrawing from the French Open, as well ...
Apr 24, 2019
MADRID - Novak Djokovic added another early elimination to his disappointing season, while Rafael Nadal continued to look invincible on clay.Djokovic lost to Kyle Edmund, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, on Wednesday in the second round of the Madrid Open, the ...
May 10, 2018
PARIS - Briefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals.For the first time in this year's tournament, the eight-time champion dropped a set.And this had to be on Nadal' ...
Jun 5, 2014
ROME - Novak Djokovic is going to the French Open with a big clay-court victory in his pocket. And a heavy heart.Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday ...
May 19, 2014
MADRID - Top-ranked Rafael Nadal is back in a clay court final at the Madrid Open, where Japan's Kei Nishikori denied an all-Spanish meeting by converting his 10th match point in a grueling victory over David Ferrer on Saturday. ...
May 11, 2014
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