Jun 17, 2021 05:35 PM IST
Nadal, who reached the French Open semifinals this month but lost to Novak Djokovic, won the title at Wimbledon twice. He also won the Olympic gold medal in singles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Jun 11, 2021 05:02 PM IST
Djokovic leads the rivalry 29-28, but Nadal is 7-1 against him in Paris, and has the edge once again.
- Feb 21, 2021 06:55 PM IST
Peerless world number one Novak Djokovic demolished Russia's Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win his ninth Australian Open title and extend his record-breaking reign at Melbourne Park on February 21. Djokovic overpowered the fourth seed 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in front of 7,400 fans on Rod Laver Arena to end the Russian's unbeaten run at 20 matches. In winning a third straight Australian Open for the second time, the Serb claimed his 18th Grand Slam title to move within two of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have 20 each, while denying Medvedev his first.
- Feb 21, 2021 04:26 PM IST
Novak Djokovic has won six of the last 10 major tournaments and is assured of remaining at No. 1 in the rankings at least through March 8. That will give him 311 weeks in the top spot, breaking a mark held by Roger Federer.
- Nov 07, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Rafael Nadal has become the fourth player to accomplish 1,000 tour-level wins, joining the league of tennis greats such as Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer, and Ivan Lendl
- Nov 06, 2020 08:46 AM IST
Only three players have racked up more than 1,000 match wins so far. Check out who they are.
- Oct 12, 2020 09:52 AM IST
Rafael Nadal, the boy loading up on calories at lunch in Chennai in the early 2000s - and then burning them off on the courts, is now at the pinnacle of his sport.
- Oct 11, 2020 10:26 PM IST
Rafael Nadal has been dominant on clay courts, and has only lost twice in the French Open. He is undefeated in the finals. World number one Novak Djokovic has failed to beat Nadal in the French Open final in all their three meetings.
- Oct 11, 2020 09:38 PM IST
This was the third time Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros in Paris to secure the title. Nadal, 34, claimed his 100th match win at Roland Garros against just two defeats since his 2005 debut.
- Oct 11, 2020 08:30 PM IST
Rafael Nadal holds 19 Grand Slam victories against Novak Djokovic's 17. Both are chasing Roger Federer's men singles record of 20 Grand Slam victories, and Nadal can tie the record if he prevails.
- Sep 30, 2020 09:41 PM IST
The claycourt master played deep, using his forehand to devastating effect to set up a meeting with Japanese Kei Nishikori or Italian Stefano Travaglia.
- Jun 09, 2018 11:00 AM IST
Victory will give Nadal an 11th title in Paris and equal Margaret Court's all-time record for wins at the same Slam event.
- Sep 11, 2017 09:05 AM IST
The world number one, the champion also in New York in 2010 and 2013, added the US title to the record 10th French Open he captured in June. Old rival Roger Federer won the season's other two Slams at the Australian Open, beating Nadal in the final, and Wimbledon in an illustration of the two Grand Slam greats' enduring appeal and power.
- Dec 13, 2015 10:25 AM IST
Nadal-led defending champions Indian Aces maintained their stranglehold on the championship with a comfortable 30Â–19 win over Federer's UAE Royals. More than 10,000 fans turned up to watch the much-awaited contest between the two greats of the game and it was Nadal who emerged as the clear crowd favourite as well representing the local team.
- Sep 10, 2013 11:49 AM IST
Nadal is now just four short of Roger Federer's 17 slam titles and while his old rival is looking a fading force at the moment, Monday's triumph suggested the Spaniard, if the knees play their part, can go on to become the most successful of all.
- Aug 19, 2013 02:41 PM IST
The undisputed King of Clay, Rafa Nadal could soon extend his reign to the hardcourt after establishing himself as the red-hot favourite for the US Open with back-to-back wins in Montreal and Cincinnati.
- Jul 06, 2013 12:09 PM IST
Serbian tennis champion Novak Djokovic beat Juan Martin del Potro in a cracking five set game in the Centre Court at the Wimbledon tournament. He will now face Andy Murray in the finals.
- Jun 24, 2013 12:33 PM IST
Wimbledon Mega Monday: Roger Federer, and Andy Murray will begin the tournament in two separate matches while Russia's Maria Sharapova plays in the women's singles game.
- Jun 08, 2013 06:08 PM IST
Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 9-7 in the semi finals of the French Open. He was almost inexhaustible in the match that lasted for almost five hours.
- May 27, 2013 03:41 PM IST
Nadal, who last year beat Bjorn Borg's record of six Roland Garros crowns, has lost only one match on the Paris clay and has already won five titles on the slow surface this year.
- Jun 11, 2012 07:36 AM IST
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were locked in a tight French Open final duel today when rain caused a suspension, only the second time in history that the tournament has not finished on time.
- May 31, 2012 10:46 PM IST
Not only is Rafael Nadal playing like a dream, his self-confidence is also at a high and that makes him even more awe-inspiring at the French Open.
- May 29, 2012 09:16 PM IST
Rafael Nadal started his charge towards a record seventh French Open title by crushing Italian Simone Bolelli 6-2 6-2 6-1 to reach the second round on Tuesday
- Sep 05, 2011 09:35 AM IST
Comparing two rival personalities is what makes tennis contests a compelling narrative. The US Open will continue the ‘Big Story’ with Federer and Nadal
- Jul 04, 2011 07:17 PM IST
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic was confirmed as the new world number one when the ATP rankings were released on Monday.