Nadal helps Spain get back to Davis Cup elite

Sep 18, 2016

Nadal helps Spain get back to Davis Cup elite

Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez clinched the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie for Spain with a hard-fought doubles win over India in New Delhi on Saturday. Nadal and Lopez, who won the doubles gold at the recent Rio Olympics, helped Spain take an ...

Pouille upsets resilient Nadal in fourth round of U.S. Open

Sep 5, 2016

Pouille upsets resilient Nadal in fourth round of U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal kept making a stand, kept coming back, kept showing he would not depart quietly from this U.S. Open. Facing a much younger, much-less-accomplished opponent, Nadal twice erased a set deficit. Then he staved off a trio of match points. And then, more ...

Nadal advances to fourth round

Sep 3, 2016

Nadal advances to fourth round

Rafael Nadal doesn’t quite know what to expect as he heads into the second week of the U.S. Open for the first time since his second title run in 2013. The fourth-seeded Spaniard looked in fine form in a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 victory over ...

Osaka wins in U.S. Open debut; Olympic champ Puig falls

Aug 30, 2016

Osaka wins in U.S. Open debut; Olympic champ Puig falls

Naomi Osaka won her U.S. Open debut on Monday, when the 18-year-old defeated 28th seed Coco Vandeweghe of the United States in the first round. While Osaka was able to come back from a set down to complete a 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4 victory, ...

Injured Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Games

Aug 3, 2016

Injured Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Games

World No. 4 Stan Wawrinka withdrew from the Olympics with a back injury on Tuesday, dealing another blow to the tennis tournament, which has been hit by high-profile withdrawals. The 31-year-old is the third Swiss player to withdraw after Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic, ...

Nadal to miss Wimbledon with wrist injury

Jun 10, 2016

Nadal to miss Wimbledon with wrist injury

Rafael Nadal will miss Wimbledon after failing to recover from the wrist injury which also forced his early withdrawal from the French Open, the Spanish star announced on his Facebook page. “Hi everybody. I’m sad to announce that after talking to my doctors, and ...

Nadal breezes past Groth into French Open second round

May 24, 2016

Nadal breezes past Groth into French Open second round

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal stormed into the French Open second round on Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 mauling of Australia’s Sam Groth. Nadal, the fourth seed, took his overall record in Paris to 71 wins against just two losses. The Spaniard needed only ...

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

May 21, 2016

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

A string of good results on clay this spring has world No. 6 Kei Nishikori excited about the upcoming French Open. Speaking to reporters after Friday’s draw, Nishikori said he was fit and in peak form after reaching a pair of masters semifinals in ...

Nishikori books Rome semifinal against Djokovic

May 14, 2016

Nishikori books Rome semifinal against Djokovic

Kei Nishikori defeated Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-3, 7-5 at the Italian Open on Friday to set up a semifinal match against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. The 15th-ranked Thiem grabbed an early 3-1 lead, but Nishikori soon took control, reeling off five games ...