Returning Federer savors surprise title

Jan 30, 2017

Returning Federer savors surprise title

Roger Federer always believed he had more Grand Slam titles left in him. He just didn’t think it would happen like this, playing in his first tournament following a six-month injury layoff. Or against his biggest rival in the game, Rafael Nadal. “I said ...

Nadal prevails over Mayer in straight sets

Jan 17, 2017

Nadal prevails over Mayer in straight sets

Rafael Nadal powered into the second round of the Australian Open with a commanding straight-sets win over Germany’s Florian Mayer on Tuesday. The 14-time Grand Slam champion looked back to his healthy best after an injury-riddled 2016 as he beat the 49th-ranked Mayer 6-3, ...

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 ...