Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal both open strongly at French Open

Tennis Sep 29, 2020

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal both open strongly at French Open

No matter how much success they've had over the years, and to this day, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal both profess to deal with doubts. Both began this French Open with straight-set victories against overmatched foes in Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday. And both have something ...

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 ...