Nadal outlasts Medvedev in epic 5-hour final

Tennis Sep 9, 2019

Nadal outlasts Medvedev in epic 5-hour final

Rafael Nadal's 19th Grand Slam trophy went from inevitable to suddenly in doubt in a thrill-a-minute U.S. Open final. What had all the makings of a coronation morphed into a real contest thanks to Nadal's opponent, Daniil Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing ...

Dominant Rafael Nadal advances to U.S. Open semifinals

Tennis Sep 5, 2019

Dominant Rafael Nadal advances to U.S. Open semifinals

Rafael Nadal kept pulling away in his U.S. Open quarterfinal, then getting reeled back in by Diego Schwartzman. In the first set, Nadal led 4-0 before Schwartzman got to 4-4. In the second, Nadal went up 5-1 before Schwartzman made it 5-5. Took more than two ...

Serena Williams reaches Rogers Cup final

Tennis Aug 11, 2019

Serena Williams reaches Rogers Cup final

Serena Williams withstood the determined challenge of Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova Saturday, rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory to reach the Rogers Cup final. Williams, seeded eighth in a tournament she has won three times, will take on local hope Bianca Andreescu in the ...

Fatigued Kei Nishikori comes up empty against Rafael Nadal in Paris

Tennis Jun 5, 2019

Fatigued Kei Nishikori comes up empty against Rafael Nadal in Paris

Playing two straight five-set matches ahead of his French Open quarterfinal against Rafael Nadal was certainly not the ideal preparation for Kei Nishikori. Already exhausted before setting a foot on Court Philippe Chatrier on Tuesday, the Japanese player was handed a ruthless beating by the ...