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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.

Rain helps Rafael Nadal claim stunning eighth Rome Masters title

Rafael Nadal won the Rome Masters for the eighth time on Sunday when he defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 after a stunning comeback.

Rafael Nadal edges out Novak Djokovic in Rome Masters

Nadal, who is now 10-0 in semi-finals at the Foro Italico, broke loose after a tight first set lasting well over an hour to edge out Djokovic in their 51st career meeting in a rivalry stretching back to 2006.

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic set up blockbuster clash in Rome

Novak Djokovic set up an Italian Open semi-final blockbuster against old rival Rafael Nadal after both former world number one players battled back in thrilling last-eight clashes on Friday.

Maria Sharapova delight at popping the question to Rafael Nadal

Russian star Maria Sharapova giggled with delight as she revealed how she plucked up the courage to pop the question and got to practise with Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open.

Federer replaces Nadal as number one, Djokovic on the slide

Rafael Nadal's surprise quarter-final exit at the Madrid Masters has seen the Spaniard replaced as world number one by Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings published on Monday.

Rafael Nadal knocked out of Madrid by Dominic Thiem

Rafael Nadal suffered his first clay-court defeat in almost a year when the world number one was shocked 7-5, 6-3 by Austria’s Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Masters quarter-finals on Friday.

Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray head strongest ever Queen’s line-up

Spain's world number one Rafael Nadal heads what organisers say is the most formidable line-up for Queen's, the historic grass tournament in London that is a key warm-up event for Wimbledon.

Unstoppable Rafael Nadal into Barcelona final with 400th clay court win

Rafael Nadal racked up the 400th clay court victory of his career on Saturday as he swept past Belgium's David Goffin 6-4, 6-0 to reach the Barcelona final and stand just one win from an 11th title in the Spanish city.

Japan’s Kei Nishikori wears down Alexander Zverev to set up Nadal final

Kei Nishikori fought back from a set down to beat Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals on Saturday to set up a showdown with Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal sees off Grigor Dimitrov to cruise into 12th Monte Carlo final

World number one Rafael Nadal swept aside Grigor Dimitrov to ease into his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-4, 6-1 victory on Saturday.

Dominic Thiem stuns Novak Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo quarter-finals

Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters by an inspired Dominic Thiem in the third round on Thursday, with the Austrian fifth seed progressing to a possible quarter-final with Rafael Nadal.

Novak Djokovic needs 10 match points in ‘real battle’, Rafael Nadal’s ‘positive’ start

Novak Djokovic said it was "great" to deal with the emotions of a "real battle" again, after saving 10 match points to beat Borna Coric at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, while Rafael Nadal made a "positive" return to the ATP Tour by thrashing Aljaz Bedene.

Rafael Nadal beats Alexander Zverev to set up Davis Cup decider with Germany

Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s Davis Cup hopes alive by beating Alexander Zverez on Sunday in the fourth rubber of their quarter-final against Germany.

Davis Cup: Rafael Nadal roars back as Spain draw level against Germany

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returned to action with a 6-2 6-2 6-3 Davis Cup win over Germany’s Philip Kohlschreiber on Friday.

Rafael Nadal back for Spain in Davis Cup

Rafael Nadal celebrates his impending return to world number one spot with a recall Tuesday to Spain's Davis Cup team for the quarter-final tie against Germany.

Roger Federer to lose No. 1 ranking after shock loss to Thanasi Kokkinakis

Roger Federer's latest reign atop the world rankings will end after the Swiss great's shock loss to Australian qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round of the Miami Masters on Saturday.

Roger Federer retains World No 1 ranking

Roger Federer has clung onto his world No 1 ranking after reaching the Indian Wells semi-final.

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