Rafael Nadal reaches 43rd Grand Slam quarterfinal

Tennis Feb 15, 2021

Rafael Nadal reaches 43rd Grand Slam quarterfinal

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal beat old nemesis Fabio Fognini in a scrappy affair at the Australian Open on Monday to reach his 43rd Grand Slam quarterfinal. The Spaniard, hoping to win his first title at Melbourne Park since 2009, has yet to drop a ...

Tennis stars prepare to emerge from quarantine in Australia

Tennis Jan 28, 2021

Tennis stars prepare to emerge from quarantine in Australia

The world's top tennis stars are set to emerge from a grueling two weeks stuck inside their hotel rooms as they race to get match fit before their coronavirus-disrupted season resumes in Australia. The players arrived in Melbourne and Adelaide earlier this month, in preparation ...

Nadal says he's 'very pessimistic' about return of tennis

Tennis Apr 27, 2020

Nadal says he's 'very pessimistic' about return of tennis

Rafael Nadal said on Sunday that he was "very pessimistic" over a full resumption of the professional tennis circuit which has been halted by the coronavirus pandemic. "From my point of view, I'm very pessimistic that the circuit can resume a normal activity," said the ...

Rookie Rafael Nadal facing tough test at virtual Madrid Open

Tennis Apr 25, 2020

Rookie Rafael Nadal facing tough test at virtual Madrid Open

When discussing the favorites to win the Madrid Open the first name on most people's lips would usually be clay-court king Rafa Nadal. Things are a little different this year though. The Spaniard, who has won the tournament five times, will have his work cut ...

Rafael Nadal breezes into Mexican Open semifinals

Tennis Feb 28, 2020

Rafael Nadal breezes into Mexican Open semifinals

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal remained on course for his third Mexican Open title by breezing past South Korea's Kwon Soon-woo 6-2, 6-1 in their quarterfinal clash on Thursday. Top seed Nadal eased into the semi-finals with his best performance of the week as he ...

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal advance to Paris Masters third round

Tennis Oct 31, 2019

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal advance to Paris Masters third round

Four-time champion Novak Djokovic overcame a first-set wobble against unheralded Corentin Moutet, beating the 97th-ranked Frenchman 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 to reach the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. The top-ranked Djokovic lost his serve in game seven and needed to save two set ...

Nick Kyrgios shaking up tennis world

Tennis Mar 4, 2019

Nick Kyrgios shaking up tennis world

by Martyn Herman

A few hours after Roger Federer collected the 100th ATP title of his career in Dubai, Nick Kyrgios was preparing for his Mexican Open final against Alexander Zverev — on a jet ski. The Four Tops once sung about "Going Loco Down in Acapulco" and ...