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ATP ranking: Rafael Nadal regains world’s number one

Rafael Nadal regained the world number one ranking on Monday, a day after winning his eighth Italian Open title and making him the favourite for Roland Garros.

Rafael Nadal claims record 11th Monte Carlo masters

Rafa Nadal clinched a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo title with a 6-3 6-2 thrashing of Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the final on Sunday.

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson ends Kei Nishikori’s run in New York

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson ended Kei Nishikori’s hopes of a comeback victory on Saturday at the New York Open, beating the Japanese fifth seed in three sets in Long Island.

Grigor Dimitrov, Elina Svitolina knocked out in Australian Open

World number three, Grigor Dimitrov has been knocked out by British rising star, Kyle Edmund, ranked 49, same day debutant Elise Mertens downed Elina Svitolina, world number four.

Grigor Dimitrov edges Aussie home boy Nick Kyrgios

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov ousted Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in the late fourth round match on Sunday to join Rafa Nadal, Marin Cilic and Kyle Edmund in the quarters finals of the Australian Open.

Recuperating Serena Williams pulls out of Australian Open

Bidding for more time for full recovery to defend her title, Serena Williams, has reluctantly pulled out of this year’s Australian Open.

Australia doubts as Novak Djokovic pulls out of Qatar Open

Former world number one Novak Djokovic on Saturday withdrew from next week's Qatar Open, casting doubt on his participation at the Australian Open later in January.

Unstoppable Venus Williams sets sights on 2020 Olympics

Evergreen American Venus Williams has dismissed any notion of announcing her retirement anytime soon, saying she is eager to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Belgium’s David Goffin stuns Rafael Nadal in London

Belgium’s David Goffin has stunned Tennis World Number one, Rafa Nadal, beating him in three sets in the second match in Group Pete Sampras.

Nadal hails Moya’s impact on training routine

Men’s tennis world number one Rafa Nadal says the addition of compatriot Carlos Moya to his coaching team has added freshness and positive energy to the Spaniard’s training routine.

Rafa Nadal demolishes Del Potro in New York

Rafa Nadal recovered from a first set wobble to crush Juan Martin del Potro 4-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 in the U.S. Open semi-finals on Friday and move within reach of a 16th grand slam title.

Beyonce, Nadal, others congratulate Serena on birth of baby girl

Tennis superstar Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, US media reported, prompting an outpouring of delight from fellow professionals, celebrities and fans of the sporting icon.

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Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio's agent has told Bleacher Report that Barcelona "lost the opportunity" to sign the player as a teenager due to a disagreement over payment terms with his former club Real Mallorca.

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