WIMBLEDON, England - After waiting 11 years to get another shot against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Roger Federer was so, so close to the finish line.One match point slipped away when Federer missed a forehand return. A second came and went on ...
Jul 13, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - After going more than 1½ years without playing each other anywhere, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will be meeting at a second consecutive Grand Slam tournament when they face off in Wimbledon's semifinals.Last month, Nadal got his ...
Jul 11, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - All these years later, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet again at Wimbledon for the 40th installment of their terrific rivalry - and first at the All England Club since their memorable 2008 final."Such a long time," Nadal said. ...
Jul 11, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - The start of Week 2 at Wimbledon is known as "Manic Monday," because it's the only Grand Slam tournament that traditionally takes the middle Sunday off and, therefore, the only one that schedules all 16 men's ...
Jul 8, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Rafael Nadal was up near the Centre Court net when Nick Kyrgios smacked a booming forehand directly at the guy's midsection - right at him, on purpose - and earned a lengthy staredown in return.Kyrgios didn't apologize, ...
Jul 5, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Nick Kyrgios delivered an underhand serve on set point at Wimbledon on Tuesday.He hit a 'tweener lob. He dived for a volley unnecessarily. He complained about someone's camera he found too big ... and someone's ...
Jul 3, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings and creating a debate about whether the All England Club's seeding system should be ...
Jun 27, 2019
PARIS - For a few, fleeting moments Sunday, Rafael Nadal found his French Open supremacy seemingly threatened by Dominic Thiem, a younger, talented opponent challenging him in the final for the second consecutive year.A poor game from Nadal allowed Thiem to break ...
Jun 10, 2019
PARIS - Rafael Nadal aims for a record-extending 12th French Open title against fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem in a rematch of last year's final.Nadal should be more rested after Thiem needed two days to complete his five-set, four- ...
Jun 9, 2019
PARIS - Rafael Nadal made quick work of Roger Federer in their first French Open meeting since 2011, beating his rival 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on Friday in strong wind to reach his 12th final at Roland Garros.Nadal has never ...
Jun 7, 2019
PARIS - The French Open semifinal between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal comes 15 years after their first match against each other.For tennis' sake, maybe this won't be their last meeting with a lot on the line. Given that ...
Jun 7, 2019
PARIS - Roger Federer knew when he returned to the French Open that, if things went exceedingly well, he eventually would find himself face-to-face with Rafael Nadal.Here we go.Just like old times.Federer put away Stan Wawrinka after a ...
Jun 5, 2019
PARIS - This is why Stan Wawrinka went through two operations on his left knee in the span of a month. Why he dealt with the rigors of rehabilitating that joint.Why he did all the work, on and off the court, required ...
Jun 3, 2019
PARIS - Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if he makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting.The defending ...
May 24, 2019
ROME - Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be.After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Nadal dominated for stretches against his longtime rival, Novak Djokovic, in a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 win on ...
May 21, 2019
ROME - After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal looked more like his old, dominant self when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-3, 6-4, to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday.It was a measure ...
May 19, 2019
ROME - Rafael Nadal put away Fernando Verdasco, 6-4, 6-0, at the Italian Open on Friday to reach the semifinals after conceding only six games in his six sets of tennis at the tournament.Yet he ought to be a little ...
May 18, 2019
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
MADRID - Rafael Nadal was concerned going into his first match at the Madrid Open.He lost practice time ahead of the tournament because of a stomach virus and didn't know exactly how his body would react when he stepped onto ...
May 9, 2019
MADRID - Rafael Nadal hadn't started the clay-court season with so many setbacks in four years.Not since 2015 had Nadal arrived at the Madrid Open without having won a title either in Monte Carlo or Barcelona, the tournaments that ...
May 6, 2019
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