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Andy Murray hopes to be fit to play Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal

Former world number one Andy Murray said he still needs four or five months to play top-level tennis so that he can again take on old rivals Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal after career-saving hip surgery earlier this year.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal qualifies for US Open final

Rafa Nadal moved to the brink of a 19th career Grand Slam title on Friday by beating Matteo Berrettini 7-6(6) 6-4 6-1 to reach the U.S. Open final.
Rafael Nadal

Path cleared for Rafael Nadal but obstacles remain at US Open

Path cleared for Rafa Nadal as only Matteo Berrettini stands between him and a fifth final at Flushing Meadows where the stage has been all but cleared for the Spaniard to claim a 19th grand slam title.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal knocks Marin Cilic out of US Open

Rafa Nadal faced his stiffest challenge yet at the U.S. Open but raised his game to beat Marin Cilic 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-2 on Monday, and continued his quest for a fourth Flushing Meadows title.
Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts after defeating Magda Linette of Poland during their Round 2 women’s Singles tennis match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 29, 2019. (Kena Betancur - AFP)

Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal headline day eight at US Open

Defending champion Naomi Osaka will seek a spot in the U.S. Open quarter-finals when she returns to the court on Monday while second seed Rafa Nadal faces former winner Marin Cilic in last 16 action.
Rafael Nadal handed rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas a tennis lesson Thursday as he drubbed him 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open semi-final.-11

Rafael Nadal gets walkover into US Open third round

Three-time champion Rafa Nadal got a walkover into the third round of the U.S. Open after Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis withdrew from their evening match on Thursday.
Top seed Novak Djokovic’s untroubled progress continued at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victory on Monday, this time outclassing Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarter-finals.

Novak Djokovic finds comfort zone early at US Open

Novak Djokovic was feeling right at home on the Arthur Ashe Stadium hardcourt on Monday as he dispatched Roberto Caraballes Baena in three straight sets.
Former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has won another award in Spain despite plying his trade in Italy with Juventus.

Former Real Madrid ace wins another award in Spain

Former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has won another award in Spain despite plying his trade in Italy with Juventus.
Rafael Nadal adds to his rich French Open history.

Rafael Nadal too tough for Roger Federer, reaches 12th French Open final

Before this French Open semi-final match-up between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, it had been all about the dizzying numbers and statistics.
Unai Emery has been urged to offload three Arsenal players (Getty)

Unai Emery calls on Arsenal to summon up the spirit of Rafa Nadal ahead...

Unai Emery is calling on his Arsenal side to summon up the spirit of tennis icon Rafael Nadal as they prepare to go in search of major silverware in the Europa League final.
Roger Federer was beaten in straight sets by Berna Coric (AFP)

Roger Federer happy to return to clay after three-year absence

Former world number one Roger Federer says he is glad he made the decision to return to clay courts.
Dominic Thiem has claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title with a thrilling victory over Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open. PA

Dominic Thiem rallies to deny Federer sixth ATP Indian Wells Masters title

Dominic Thiem denied Roger Federer a record sixth Indian Wells title, beating the Swiss great 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to claim his first ATP Masters 1000 crown.
Roger Federer beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the historic title [Francois Nel-Getty Images]

Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal roll into quarter-finals at Indian Wells

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal remained on course for a mouth-watering semi-final clash at the BNP Paribas Open with straightforward fourth round victories in the California desert on Wednesday.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic dominates Rafa Nadal to win record seventh Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic claimed a record seventh Australian Open crown on Sunday as he demolished Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 in his most dominant Grand Slam win over the Spaniard.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic insists no decision on ousting ATP tour chief

Novak Djokovic insisted Sunday no decision had been taken about ousting ATP Tour chief Chris Kermode after reports of a player revolt against the way the sport was being run.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic favorite as ‘Big Four’ take final bow

The sun may be setting on a golden era of men’s tennis, but Novak Djokovic’s star still burns bright as he returns to Melbourne Park in search of a record seventh Australian Open title.
Sep 7, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain faces Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in a men's semi-final match on day twelve of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS

Rafael Nadal pulls out of ATP Finals

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the ATP Finals in London scheduled for next week due to an injury which forced the Spaniard to end his participation abruptly.
Karen Khachanov celebrates winning a point and the first set against Novak Djokovic. Thibault Camus-AP

Karen Khachanov upsets Novak Djokovic to win Paris Masters title

Karen Khachanov, the Russian No.1 player won the greatest trophy of his career today, beating Novak Djokovic, in two straight sets to claim the Paris Masters title.

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