LONDON - Defending champion Alexander Zverev secured the last semifinal spot at the ATP Finals on Friday, eliminating Rafael Nadal in the process.Zverev beat already eliminated Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 7-6 (4) at the O2 Arena to finish second behind Stefanos ...
4 days ago
LONDON - Facing match point at 5-1 down in the third set, Rafael Nadal gave himself about a one-in-a-thousand chance of turning things around against Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals.Those odds turned out to be more than ...
6 days ago
LONDON - After being thoroughly outplayed by defending champion Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals, Rafael Nadal refused to make any excuses.The top-ranked Spaniard wouldn't blame the abdominal problem that forced him to pull out of the Paris Masters ...
Nov 12, 2019
MADRID - Rafael Nadal is back at the top of the ATP rankings, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since November 2018.The 33-year-old Spaniard has become the second-oldest No. 1 player. Roger Federer led the rankings ...
Nov 5, 2019
PARIS - Injury blighted Rafael Nadal again as he pulled out of his Paris Masters semifinal on Saturday, meaning top-ranked Novak Djokovic will go for his fifth title at the indoor tournament against Denis Shapovalov.Fans hopeful of seeing a 55th career ...
Nov 3, 2019
PARIS - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal remain on course to face off in the Paris Masters final, a 55th match in their intense rivalry, after winning their quarterfinals in straight sets on Friday.Djokovic demolished seventh-seeded Stefanos ...
Nov 2, 2019
PARIS - Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka for the 19th time in 22 meetings, winning, 6-4, 6-4, on Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals.The two players share 22 Grand Slams, but Nadal has 19 of them and once again ...
Nov 1, 2019
GENEVA - After Roger Federer secured a must-win victory for Team Europe, Alexander Zverev ensured the Laver Cup was retained on Sunday in a title-deciding super-tiebreaker against Milos Raonic of Team World.Zverev fired a cross-court forehand winner to ...
Sep 23, 2019
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Daniil Medvedev continued his storming run of form by beating Borna Coric 6-3, 6-1 to win the St. Petersburg Open final.On a run of playing in five consecutive finals including his US Open defeat to Rafael ...
Sep 23, 2019
GENEVA - Coaching each other courtside, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won their singles matches Saturday to help Team Europe retain its lead over Team World on Day 2 of the Laver Cup.Federer got his great rival's input at his ...
Sep 22, 2019
NEW YORK - At some point, of course, Rafael Nadal and the rest of the Big Three will stop winning Grand Slam titles, someone younger will emerge and a shift at the top of tennis will happen.Just not yet.And while so ...
Sep 10, 2019
NEW YORK - A year ago at this time, Bianca Andreescu was ranked outside the WTA's top 200 after losing in the first round of US Open qualifying. Look at her now.Thanks to winning her first Grand Slam title at ...
Sep 9, 2019
NEW YORK - Imagine this a week ago: US Open fans going crazy for Daniil Medvedev.The guy who they loved to boo, who defiantly told them the more they jeered him, the more he would win, was suddenly hearing cheers Sunday.Medvedev ...
Sep 9, 2019
NEW YORK - The 19th Grand Slam title that seemed so inevitable for Rafael Nadal during the first two-plus sets of the US Open final suddenly seemed in doubt as Daniil Medvedev forced it to a fifth.What had all the makings ...
Sep 9, 2019
NEW YORK - Rafael Nadal found himself trailing in a tight first set against a bigger, younger opponent who was finding ways to cause trouble in their US Open semifinal.Never one to panic, never liable to have a letdown, Nadal hung tough, ...
Sep 7, 2019
NEW YORK - Locked in a tight test at the US Open, Rafael Nadal conjured up an over-the-shoulder, back-to-the-net flick of a volley winner that he celebrated with a leap and punch of the air.If that wasn&# ...
Sep 3, 2019
NEW YORK - Second-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the third round of the US Open with a walkover after second-round opponent Thanasi Kokkinakis pulled out before their match with a right shoulder injury.Kokkinakis, a wild card from Australia ranked No. ...
Aug 30, 2019
NEW YORK - Roger Federer dropped the first set he played at this year's US Open - against someone named Nagal.No, not Nadal.Nagal.Federer shrugged off that slow start and came back for a, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, ...
Aug 27, 2019
NOVAK Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have combined to take 11 Slam titles in a row and 54 of the past 65.One thing to keep an eye on: Federer and Nadal have played each other 40 times but never at ...
Aug 26, 2019
MONTREAL - Rafael Nadal won his fifth Rogers Cup title, beating Daniil Medvedev, 6-3, 6-0, on in just 70 minutes on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) at breezy IGA Stadium.The 33-year-old Nadal won the event for the third time ...
Aug 11, 2019
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