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Comfortable wins for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal at French Open

Back on the court where he completed his career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic showed no sign of the crisis of confidence that has affected his game since winning the French …


Nadal beats Thiem in Madrid, wins 3rd straight title

Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem 7-6 (8), 6-4 Sunday in the Madrid Open final to win his third straight title and continue his good form heading into the French Open.


Rafael Nadal beats Albert Ramos-Vinolas to win 10th Monte Carlo Masters

Rafael Nadal easily beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the 10th time and clinch the 70th title of …


Roger Federer knocks off Rafael Nadal in Miami Open final

Weary from three months of winning, Roger Federer hit one last shot Sunday, whacking a celebratory forehand into the stands to punctuate his victory over Rafael Nadal in the Miami …


Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal reach Miami Open final

Roger Federer’s season of resurgence took another thrilling turn Friday night when he won a seesaw semifinal against Nick Kyrgios at the Miami Open, 7-6 (9), 6-7 (9), 7-6 (5).


Venus Williams, Rafael Nadal advance at Miami Open

The oldest player in the women’s draw at the Miami Open, Venus Williams is looking forward to the next round. And next year. And the year after that.


Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal advance to face each other at Indian Wells

Roger Federer edged Steve Johnson 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) in a hard-serving duel at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, setting up a fourth-round match against Rafael Nadal.


Federer beats Nadal in epic Aussie final to win 18th major

So here was Roger Federer, down a break in the fifth set in a Grand Slam final. Across the net was his nemesis, Rafael Nadal, the left-handed Spaniard he hadn’t …


Cowlishaw: Why Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal in Aussie Open final is worth losing sleep over

It is as good as it gets, and I’m not just talking about tennis. It is as good as it gets, and I’m not just talking about sports.


Rafael Nadal beats Gael Monfils at Australian Open, reaches 30th Grand Slam quarterfinal

Rafael Nadal beat sixth-seeded Gael Monfils in four sets Monday to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 30th time, prompting talk of a potential Australian Open …


Rafael Nadal continues comeback with a 1st win in Brisbane

Rafael Nadal was in need of some sleep, so he didn’t waste much time against Alexandr Dolgopolov on Tuesday.


Rafael Nadal to return next month in Abu Dhabi exhibition

Rafael Nadal will return from a wrist injury to play an exhibition in late December in United Arab Emirates.


Digest: Rafael Nadal falters late, loses to Lucas Pouille in U.S. Open’s 4th round

Nadal was upset in the U.S. Open’s fourth round by 24th-seeded Lucas Pouille of France 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Sunday, prolonging the 14-time Grand Slam title winner’s …


On long day, Rafael Nadal assures self, Spain of at least one medal

What was shaping up as a very long day of Olympic tennis for Rafael Nadal began shortly after 11 a.m., when he played the first point of what would become …


Rafael Nadal on final entry list for Rio Olympics

Rafael Nadal is on the final entry list for the Rio Olympics.


Rafael Nadal to miss Wimbledon because of wrist injury

Rafael Nadal pulled out of Wimbledon on Thursday, citing the left wrist injury that forced him out of the French Open.


Nine-time French Open champ Rafael Nadal out with injury

For a decade, Rafael Nadal ruled Roland Garros the way no other man has dominated any Grand Slam site.


Adieu, Rafa: 9-time French Open champ Nadal out with injury

For a decade, Rafael Nadal ruled Roland Garros the way no other man has dominated any Grand Slam site. On Friday, his powerful left wrist wrapped in a blue brace, …


Rafael Nadal wants his drug-test results made public

Fed up of being accused of doping, Rafael Nadal has written to the president of the International Tennis Federation and asked for all of his drug-test results and blood profile …


Olympics official wary of athletes staying outside village

Extra security measures may be needed to protect athletes staying outside of the Olympic Village during the games in Rio de Janeiro, including Rafael Nadal, who will be staying at …


Nadal wins Monte Carlo Masters for ninth time

Rafael Nadal overcame a sloppy performance on his serve to beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 on Sunday and win the Monte Carlo Masters for the ninth time.


Rafael Nadal retires in third set at Miami Open against Damir Dzumhur

Rafael Nadal faded in the subtropical heat and retired after falling behind in the third set of his opening match Saturday at the Miami Open against Damir Dzumhur.


Federer beats Nadal in 3 sets to take Swiss Indoors title

Roger Federer mastered Rafael Nadal in their first meeting in almost two years to win the Swiss Indoors final 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.


Serena Williams pushed to limit in U.S. Open victory

NEW YORK – Can’t count out Serena Williams, no matter how big the deficit, no matter how off-target her strokes, no matter how much the pressure might be mounting as …


For 4th year in row, Rafael Nadal loses early at Wimbledon

LONDON – On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand – and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg …


Upstarts Bouchard, Halep fail to make it out of Wimbledon’s first round

LONDON – A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis’ up-and-coming stars. Bouchard was only 20, Halep 22. Bouchard won …


Newsmakers: Two-time champion Rafael Nadal seeded 10th at Wimbledon

Seeded Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal has been seeded No. 10 for the grass-court Grand Slam, meaning he could face one of the top contenders as early as the fourth …


Novak Djokovic beats 9-time French Open champ Rafael Nadal in quarters

PARIS – There was no trophy, and no title, on offer for Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe Chatrier. Perhaps there should have been, considering what he accomplished.


Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray reach QFs at Indian Wells

Roger Federer dominated Jack Sock in a 6-3, 6-2 victory to reach the quarterfinals at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California on Wednesday, with the four-time tournament champion …


Nadal swept in Aussie quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia – Rafael Nadal’s lack of match fitness from nearly six months of inactivity finally caught up with the 14-time Grand Slam singles champion at the Australian Open on …