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Novak Djokovic stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, after the Spaniard’s failed bid to win a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title.

Novak Djokovic in Brisbane, Rafael Nadal in Perth as ATP Cup draw made

World number one Novak Djokovic will begin his 2020 season in Brisbane, Rafael Nadal in Perth and Roger Federer in Sydney after Monday’s draw for the ATP Cup, the new world tennis team event.
The president of Spanish football giant Real Madrid is planning to organise a tennis match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium, according to Spanish media reports.

Real Madrid wants to stage Nadal-Federer match at Bernabeu

The president of Spanish football giant Real Madrid is planning to organise a tennis match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium, according to Spanish media reports.
Daniil Medvedev congratulates his opponent Daniil Medvedev after the match. Charles Krupa-AP

US Open: I fought like hell – Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev said the energy of the New York crowd helped instigate his stunning fightback that saw him fall just short against Rafael Nadal in a five-set classic in Sunday’s US Open final.
Rafael Nadal lifts the US Open trophy after a rollercoaster win over Daniil Medvedev. Al Bello-Getty Images

US Open: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam

The Spaniard outclassed Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in a five-set thriller in the 2019 US Open final late Sunday night.
Matteo Berrettini pledged to learn from Friday’s US Open semi-final defeat by Rafael Nadal and use those lessons to help him return to the latter stages at future Grand Slam tournaments.

Matteo Berrettini: Rafael Nadal defeat at US Open will teach me

Matteo Berrettini pledged to learn from Friday’s US Open semi-final defeat by Rafael Nadal and use those lessons to help him return to the latter stages at future Grand Slam tournaments.
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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 into US Open semis

Rafael Nadal will play Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in the US Open semi-finals after the 18-time Grand Slam champion defeated Argentine 20th seed Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2.
Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked defending champion Alexander Zverev out of the Madrid Open in the quarter-finals on Friday, winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

US Open: Alexander Zverev loses as Rafael Nadal faces former champion

Alexander Zverev slumped to a last-16 defeat at Flushing Meadows on Monday while Rafael Nadal was set to battle Marin Cilic later in a clash of former US Open champions.
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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.
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Rafael Nadal breezes into US Open fourth round

Rafael Nadal cruised into the U.S. Open fourth round with a business-like 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Chung Hyeon.
Serena Williams

US Open: Serena Williams routs Maria Sharapova, ‘rusty’ Roger Federer wins

Serena Williams overwhelmed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 on Monday to reach the second round of the US Open in search of her 24th Grand Slam title while “rusty” Roger Federer rallied past Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal.
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacst during the men's singles second round match against Tennys Sandgren of the United States on Day Four of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Novak Djokovic motivated by talk of catching Roger Federer in Slams

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic takes inspiration from a talk he could pass Roger Federer for the all-time record total of men’s Grand Slam singles titles.
Japan's world No 1 Naomi Osaka in action during her 6-3, 6-3 second-round defeat to Kristina Mladenovic of France at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday night. EPA

Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka named US Open top seeds

World number ones and defending champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka were named as top seeds for the US Open on Wednesday.
Madison Keys and Russian Daniil Medvedev, were winners of the Cincinnati crowns on Sunday, with the victories shooting up the duo in the tennis rankings to be released today.

Madison Keys, Daniil Medvedev win Cincinnati crowns

Madison Keys and Russian Daniil Medvedev, were winners of the Cincinnati crowns on Sunday, with the victories shooting up the duo in the tennis rankings to be released today.
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.-12

Rafael Nadal to meet Daniil Medvedev seeking fifth Rogers Cup title

Rafael Nadal will meet Russian Daniil Medvedev on Sunday in Montreal, seeking his fifth career Rogers Cup title.
Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas enters ATP top five for the first time

Washington Open semi-finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas has for the first time climbing into the top five of the latest ATP rankings released Monday.
Novak Djokovic admitted his epic, record-breaking Wimbledon final triumph over Roger Federer on Sunday was the “toughest mentally” he had ever endured.

Novak Djokovic admits ‘toughest’ Wimbledon win

Novak Djokovic admitted his epic, record-breaking Wimbledon final triumph over Roger Federer on Sunday was the “toughest mentally” he had ever endured.

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