INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Kim Clijsters has been given a wild card into next month's BNP Paribas Open, another step in her tennis comeback at age 36.The four-time major winner won in 2003 and 2005 at Indian Wells before ...
Feb 28, 2020
At Toy Fair 2020 in New York, Funko announced slews of new figurines for 2020, including giant-headed versions of these iconic NBA pairs from the '80s and '90s.First up: Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, recreating, in Funko POP ...
Feb 23, 2020
WHEN Alex Eala said hello to Rafael Nadal at the recently concluded Australian Open, the Spanish tennis superstar was stretching and putting on his socks.Eala was with her father Mike at the time. According to Mike, Nadal stood up and greeted ...
Feb 3, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Outplayed at his own brand of physical tennis for much of the match, Rafael Nadal finally claimed a set to try to start a comeback against Dominic Thiem.Nadal marked the moment by hopping in a crouch at the baseline ...
Jan 29, 2020
ALEX Eala was quick to make up for her early exit in the girls singles of the Australian Open juniors tournament.The 14-year-old Filipina and Indonesian partner Priska Nugroho advanced to the semifinals of the girls doubles Wednesday after beating ...
Jan 29, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal left the muttering and the preening, the underarm serving and the 'tweening, to his younger, flashier opponent, Nick Kyrgios.Surely, Nadal was content to collect the win in the latest installment of their rivalry.The No. 1- ...
Jan 27, 2020
ALL the ingredients are there for a classic fourth-round match between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios at night on Rod Laver Arena.Their matches are always close, Nadal leads 4-3 in career head-to-heads, and they're 1- ...
Jan 26, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal feels good about his tennis as the Australian Open heads to Week 2."I needed to improve," he said, "and I improved."This assessment arrived after Nadal needed less than 100 minutes to move a step closer to ...
Jan 25, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - The secret to Novak Djokovic's post-30 success? Not his best-in-tennis return. Or his limb-twisting, body-bending court coverage. Or even his baseline consistency or clutch gene.No, ask Djokovic to explain how he keeps ...
Jan 19, 2020
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Roger Federer, for one, figures questions about whether Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic - or both? - will surpass his men's record for most Grand Slam singles titles are moot.That's because he's sure it's going ...
Jan 17, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - A capacity crowd of more than 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena watched Roger Federer defeat Nick Kyrgios in a one-set finale to the Australian Open's Rally for Relief to aid wildfire charities on Wednesday.Tennis Australia ...
Jan 16, 2020
SYDNEY - Rafael Nadal won a revamped Davis Cup in November and he lost Sunday's final of the ATP Cup, the newest international team competition.He thinks it's too much.After walking off following another hardcourt loss to Novak ...
Jan 13, 2020
SYDNEY - Rafael Nadal was coming off a really late night, and was determined to finish work before midnight on the eve of the inaugural ATP Cup final against Serbia.After more than 20 tight games against 20-year-old Alex de Minaur&# ...
Jan 12, 2020
LONDON - Rafael Nadal won his second consecutive Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award and third overall Thursday (Friday, Manila time), based on voting by other players, while Andy Murray was chosen the ATP's 2019 comeback player of the year.Murray, a three- ...
Dec 20, 2019
MADRID - Rafael Nadal gave all he had on the Caja Mágica center court in Madrid.The top-ranked Spanish star even admitted he risked getting injured by playing eight matches - five singles, three doubles - in six days at the Davis Cup ...
Nov 25, 2019
MADRID - Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both played singles and doubles on Friday, but only the Spaniard was able to lead his team into the last four at the Davis Cup Finals.Nadal guided Spain to a 2-1 comeback victory over ...
Nov 23, 2019
MADRID - Rafael Nadal kept Spain's hopes alive, then Marcel Granollers and Feliciano López completed the comeback in the decisive doubles match to give the hosts a 2-1 win over Russia in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals.Granollers and ...
Nov 20, 2019
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 ...
Nov 16, 2019
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 ...
Nov 14, 2019
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
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