Rafel Nadal

Novak Djokovic and Murray stunned but Nadal stands tall

World number one Novak Djokovic and number two Andy Murray crashed out of the Western and Southern Open within an hour of each other on Friday, before Rafa Nadal restored order with a win over old rival Roger Federer. With the sprawling Lindner Family Tennis Center still buzzing over John Isner’s 7-6 (5) 3-6 7-5 quarter-final upset of Djokovic, another bombshell dropped on the nearby grandstand court as Tomas Berdych

Rafel Nadal crushes Raonic to win Rogers Cup

Rafel Nadal thumped Canada’s Milos Raonic 6-2 6-2 in the final of the men’s Rogers Cup on Sunday to capture his eighth ATP title this season and boost his confidence ahead of the U.S. Open, starting later this month. Playing in his first tournament since his shock opening-round loss at Wimbledon, Nadal showed he was back to near his best and his ailing body was ready for the gruelling demands

Dazed Federer sent spinning out of Wimbledon

Roger Federer and “his ego” took an unbelievable battering at the hands of a little-known Ukrainian as the Swiss champion and holder of a record 17 grand slam titles was sent spinning out of Wimbledon on a day dubbed as ‘Whacky Wednesday’. A record that took 36 grand slams and nine years to create was turned on its head by 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky who rocked the All England Club to

Rafael Nadal Loses In The First Round Of Wimbledon

And that’s it! Rafael Nadal has lost in straight sets in one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history. Darcis broke Nadal’s serve in the first game of the third set and is now up 5-3 with Nadal serving. As the match moves along, it is becoming more obvious that Nadal is not healthy. He is favoring his left leg. Nadal has battled knee injuries for several years. Darcis, from Belgium,

Rafael Nadal sails into tennis history - Crushed Ferrer

Rafael Nadal crushed David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in two hours and 16 minutes to become the first man ever to win eight titles at one Grand Slam. His fellow Spaniard, the oldest first-time Slam finalist in 40 years, was left struggling in the champion’s bow-wave. Rafael Nadal said he had feared winning an eighth French Open title would be “impossible” when a serious knee injury sidelined him for nearly eight months. Nadal’s

Roger Federer

Born on August 8, 1981, Roger Federer was among the Top 3 junior tennis players in Switzerland by the age of 11. He turned pro in 1998, and knocked out reigning champion Pete Sampras in the fourth round at Wimbledon 2001. Federer became the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam title, when he won the Wimbledon 2003 singles. In 2004, he won the Australian Open, the U.S. Open and the

Federer: It's too early for me to retire

Roger Federer has dismissed claims that he is ready to hang up his racket. The 31-year-old has limited tour appearances in recent years in a bid to ensure he is as fit as possible for the grand slams. And having won at least one of the four majors every year since his breakthrough in 2003, including a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title last year, the world No. 3 insists he has no

NISHIKORI STUNS FEDERER IN MADRID Masters

Japan’s world No. 14 Kei Nishikori dumped defending champion Roger Federer out of the Madrid Masters at the third round stage yesterday as he beat the 17-time Grand Slam champion 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. Federer, who returned to the tour in the Spanish capital after a two-month layoff, was broken in the fifth game of the first set as Nishikori went onto seal it comfortably 6-4. The Swiss seemed to have