Jun 06, 2011 08:10 AM IST
Rafa Nadal racked up a record-equalling sixth French Open title with a four-sets win over great rival Roger Federer on Sunday as his potent powers on clay again proved irresistible.
- Jun 05, 2011 10:20 AM IST
Rafa Nadal will equal Bjorn Borg's record of six French Open titles if he can lift the Coupe des Mousquetaires on Sunday but Roger Federer has his own holy grail to chase - beating the Spaniard at Roland Garros (1300 GMT).
- Jun 03, 2011 07:51 AM IST
Champion Rafa Nadal hopes to celebrate his birthday by beating Andy Murray in the French Open semi-finals on Friday before Novak Djokovic bids to wrap up the world number one spot against Roger Federer.
- Jun 02, 2011 08:17 AM IST
Defending champion Rafa Nadal cranked up his bid for a record-equalling sixth French Open title by routing Robin Soderling in Wednesday's quarter-final then changing his mind about whether he could triumph again.
- Jun 02, 2011 07:24 AM IST
Champion Rafa Nadal cut loose after a shaky French Open start to batter Robin Soderling 6-4 6-1 7-6 and Andy Murray again tried to tie himself in knots before easily sealing his semi-final spot on Wednesday.
- Jun 01, 2011 08:11 AM IST
Defending champion Rafa Nadal faces the only man to have beaten him at the French Open on Wednesday when Robin Soderling will have his 2009 triumph but also last year's final defeat rattling in his mind.
- May 31, 2011 08:00 AM IST
Rafa Nadal said he was not playing well enough to lift the title despite breezing past Ivan Ljubicic in their fourth-round match on Monday.
- May 29, 2011 09:46 AM IST
World number one Rafa Nadal called on tennis authorities to enforce a two-year rolling ranking system to preserve the health of players.
- May 25, 2011 08:11 AM IST
Rafa Nadal suffered a severe fright before punching the air with both fists in joy as he began his French Open defence on Tuesday with a dogged win over John Isner, while fit-again Kim Clijsters sauntered through her first match.
- May 23, 2011 08:16 AM IST
Novak Djokovic will begin his French Open quest feeling invincible on Monday, according to former world number one Boris Becker.
- Apr 18, 2011 08:11 AM IST
Injury might be the only hope of anyone taking Rafa Nadal's Monte Carlo Masters crown after the Spaniard wrapped up a seventh title in a row on the Cote d'Azur, beaten finalist David Ferrer said on Sunday.
- Apr 17, 2011 02:00 PM IST
Spaniards Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer will lock horns again in the Monte Carlo Masters final after the claycourt conquistadors sealed contrasting victories in their semi-finals on Saturday.
- Apr 04, 2011 09:42 AM IST
Nobody has been able to stop Novak Djokovic all year but the Serbian world number two, fresh from his latest triumph, said it is too soon to entertain any talk of him as the world's best.
- Mar 12, 2011 10:07 AM IST
Having suffered an ill-timed leg injury at the Australian Open in January, Rafa Nadal is reluctant to look too far ahead for the rest of this season.
- Feb 18, 2011 08:09 AM IST
World number one Rafa Nadal has recovered from the injury he picked up at the Australian Open and will represent Spain in their Davis Cup world group first-round match against Belgium next month.
- Jan 28, 2011 08:17 AM IST
Roger Federer reacted with disdain when asked if Thursday's Australian Open semi-final defeat by Serbia's Novak Djokovic signalled the end of an era in men's tennis.
- Jan 25, 2011 08:21 AM IST
Rafa Nadal shook off the sweats to savage Croatian Marin Cilic and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on a Melbourne Monday evening as cool as the top seed was hot.
- Jan 25, 2011 08:21 AM IST
Rafa Nadal, who has followed David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo as the new face of Armani underwear and jeans, said on Monday he loved being a sex symbol.
- Jan 24, 2011 08:23 AM IST
Rafa Nadal, aiming for a fourth consecutive grand slam at Melbourne Park, faces his toughest challenge so far on Monday when he takes on Croatia's Marin Cilic in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
- Jan 23, 2011 11:36 AM IST
Rafa Nadal's quest to win four consecutive grand slam titles survived a feisty third-round challenge from teenager Bernard Tomic as record crowds flocked to the Australian Open in the hope of local success on Saturday.
- Jan 20, 2011 10:00 AM IST
Rocket-heeled Rafa Nadal's bid for a fourth consecutive grand slam gained pace on Thursday with a 6-2 6-1 6-1 demolition of hapless American qualifier Ryan Sweeting at the Australian Open.
- Jan 17, 2011 08:26 AM IST
Roger Federer launches the defence of his Australian Open title on Monday looking to continue his recent purple patch of form against Slovakian Lukas Lacko.
- Jan 16, 2011 12:31 PM IST
Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and other top tennis players hammed it up in exhibition matches on the eve of the Australian Open to raise money for victims of the country's devastating floods on Sunday.
- Jan 15, 2011 10:16 AM IST
Rafa Nadal's possession of three grand slams makes him the deserving favourite to win the Australian Open, arch-rival and defending champion Roger Federer said on Saturday.
- Jan 14, 2011 12:54 PM IST
There will be upsets, there will be drama, there will be cheers and there will be tears, but most eyes at the Australian Open will be on whether Rafa Nadal can succeed where so many great players before him have failed.