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Roger Federer closes on Rafael Nadal in latest ATP world rankings after Shanghai victory

Roger Federer has closed the gap on Rafael Nadal at the top of the latest ATP world rankings released on Monday following his victory over the Spaniard at the Shanghai Masters.

New mum Serena Williams to return for Australian Open

Serena Williams looks set to return to defend her Australian Open title next year, only three months after she became a mother.

Federer thanks lucky stars for Nadal fightback

Roger Federer has admitted his year would have been "very different" had he not battled back from a 1-3 fifth-set deficit in his Australian Open triumph against Rafael Nadal.

Nadal not nerves my undoing – Anderson

First-time grand slam finalist, South African Kevin Anderson said he felt relaxed going into Sunday’s U.S. Open decider but was overwhelmed by the “conundrum” of Rafa Nadal’s ruthless all-court game.

Unlikely Open contenders tell Murray, Djokovic don’t hurry back

An unlikely group of US Open contenders, one destined to become a first-time Grand Slam finalist, has a message for injured stars Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray -- don't hurry back.

Nadal tops ATP charts for second week

Rafael Nadal attacks the US Open which starts Monday as world number one for the second week running.

Murray withdraws from US Open with hip injury

World number two Andy Murray withdrew from the US Open on Saturday, saying a nagging left hip injury had left him unable to compete in the year's final Grand Slam tournament.

Federer could face Nadal in US Open semi-finals

World number one Rafael Nadal could face third-ranked Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the US Open under the draw unveiled Friday.

Nadal back as No 1, after 3-year absence

Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the world number one for the first time in three years in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.

Nick Kyrgios ousts Rafael Nadal in Cincinnati

Nick Kyrgios was at his ruthless best on Friday evening at Cincinnati’s Western & Southern Open, blasting past Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-5 to secure a spot in the semi-finals.

Federer hopes Nadal regains top spot

World number three tennis player Roger Federer said he hopes Rafael Nadal regains the number one ranking in Montreal this week.

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