Jun 04, 2015 12:56 AM IST
Nine-times champion Nadal had fitfully found some form after a horror opening four games against the rampant Djokovic, whose previous six encounters with the Spaniard at Roland Garros had all ended in despair, twice in the final.
- Mar 16, 2015 08:31 AM IST
World number two Federer launched his bid for a record fifth title at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden with a clinical 6-4 6-2 victory over Argentina's Diego Schwartzman which lasted a little over an hour.
- Jan 27, 2015 11:33 AM IST
Berdych, who beat the virtually unstoppable and then six-times champion Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 2010, had not beaten Nadal in 17 successive matches, tied for the record as the longest losing streak to another player.
- Jan 27, 2014 10:19 AM IST
In reaching the final after missing last year's tournament Nadal has cemented his world No. 1 ranking and will be hard to shift from the summit but below him the landscape is changing.
- Jan 25, 2014 02:10 PM IST
A victory would make the Spanish left-hander the third man to win all four grand slam titles twice, joining Australians Rod Laver and Roy Emerson, and also draw him level with Pete Sampras on 14 career major titles.
- Jan 15, 2014 11:47 AM IST
The trend of hiring big names is not restricted to the top echelon of men's players, though. Japan's Kei Nishikori, France's Richard Gasquet and Croatia's Marin Cilic all have one also. Rafa Nadal, however, is in no hurry to join them.
- Oct 29, 2013 09:00 AM IST
Federer's decline has been well documented since 2011, the year he failed to win a grand slam for the first time since 2003. He suffered yet another below par performance this season, at best reaching the last four at the Australian Open -- the first time he has not made it to a major final since 2002
- Jun 27, 2013 12:41 PM IST
Defending champion Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal's exit this week rank among the most surprising defeats at Wimbledon
- Jun 24, 2013 05:32 PM IST
Lucky to be drawn on the other half of the draw to his 'Big Four' rivals - Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray - the world number one, Novak Djokovic dressed in pristine white from neck-to-toe, was in a reflective mood as he sat down for a chat with Reuters.
- Jun 01, 2013 02:24 PM IST
After two lacklustre performances and an out-of-character rant at organisers all eyes will be on Rafa Nadal to see if the claycourt matador or this week's vulnerable impostor shows up to face Fabio Fognini on Saturday.
- Mar 15, 2013 09:36 AM IST
Rafa Nadal produced vintage form against an out-of-sorts Roger Federer, crushing the Swiss 6-4 6-2 in their heavily anticipated quarter-final at the BNP Paribas.
- Mar 08, 2013 06:16 AM IST
Buoyant after a successful tournament run on clay in recent weeks, Rafa Nadal knows he will face the toughest test of his injury comeback at the BNP Paribas Open starting on Thursday.
- Feb 17, 2013 05:36 PM IST
Rafa Nadal battled to a 6-3 6-7 6-1 win over Argentine Martin Alund in Sao Paulo on Saturday to qualify for the Brazil Open final.
- Feb 11, 2013 09:16 PM IST
Rafa Nadal's worst defeat on a claycourt for nine years offered ammunition to the naysayers but the Spaniard says his recovery from knee injury should be judged over time.
- Jan 25, 2013 03:00 PM IST
Eight-times Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi has been amazed by the soaring quality of men's tennis since he retired and believes he would struggle to compete in what he believes is a "golden age" of men's tennis.
- Jan 17, 2013 08:34 AM IST
Rafa Nadal has passed the latest medical tests on his injured knee, the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) said on Wednesday as the world number four confirmed he would return after more than seven months out at the Brazil Open next month.
- Jan 13, 2013 12:18 PM IST
The unrelenting grind of the professional tennis tour moves back into high gear on Monday with an Australian Open shorn of Rafa Nadal and several players carrying niggling injuries into the draw.
- Dec 28, 2012 09:10 PM IST
French Open champion Rafa Nadal has been forced to withdraw from January's Australian Open due to a stomach virus that has disrupted his recovery from a knee injury, the world No.4 said on Friday.
- Dec 18, 2012 08:36 AM IST
For Andy Murray 2012 marked a golden milestone, for Novak Djokovic the year was an emphatic reminder of his status as the world's best male player, and for Roger Federer and his army of fans it was proof that the old master's magic still sparkles.
- Jun 30, 2012 10:26 AM IST
Twice former champion Rafa Nadal's amazing second round defeat by Czech journeyman Lukas Rosol was the talk of Wimbledon on Friday for players and spectators alike.
- Jun 24, 2012 10:02 PM IST
For all its tradition and prestige, there is an unmistakable sense swirling round Wimbledon that this year's tournament is a dress rehearsal for a bigger sporting occasion.
- Jun 20, 2012 05:00 PM IST
Champion Novak Djokovic and French Open winner Maria Sharapova were named as top seeds for Wimbledon as the grasscourt grand slam mostly followed the rankings to draw up the list for the championships that begin on Monday.
- Jun 12, 2012 12:22 AM IST
TENNIS-OPEN-NADAL:Mind over matter helps Nadal become King of Clay
- Jun 11, 2012 05:42 PM IST
TENNIS-FRENCH-OPEN-NADAL-DJOKOVIC:Nadal beats Djokovic to win record seventh French Open title
- Jun 09, 2012 04:36 AM IST
No man has won seven French Open titles and no man in 43 years has won four grand slams in a row - and only one of these dreams will be realised at the French Open final tomorrow.