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
MONTREAL - Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain advanced to the Rogers Cup final Saturday night when Gael Monfils of France withdrew before their semifinal.Nadal will face eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev, a 6-1, 7-6 (6) winner over sixth- ...
Aug 11, 2019
MONTREAL - Top-seeded Rafael Nadal rallied to reach the Rogers Cup semifinals on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time), beating No. 7 Fabio Fognini of Italy 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.The winner last year in Toronto for his fourth title in ...
Aug 10, 2019
MONTREAL - Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Argentina's Guido Pella 6-3, 6-4 in the wind Thursday night (Friday, Manila time)."A tough day in terms of wind. But we are used ...
Aug 9, 2019
MONTREAL - Top-seeded Rafael Nadal opened his Rogers Cup title defense Wednesday, beating England's Daniel Evans, 7-6 (6), 6-4, in a second-round match delayed by rain three times.After rain delays of six and 30 minutes, Nadal ...
Aug 8, 2019
MONTREAL - Rafael Nadal is the top seed for the upcoming men's Rogers Cup in Montreal, while Ash Barty is the top seed for the women's event in Toronto.Nadal is the highest-ranked player in the field at ...
Jul 30, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Novak Djokovic never has been this close to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam trophy count.Given the way Djokovic edged Federer in a thrilling Wimbledon final for his fourth championship at the past five major tournaments, ...
Jul 16, 2019
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
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