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Italy's Lorenzo Musetti shakes hands with Serbia's Novak Djokovic after retiring injured from their fourth-round match.(REUTERS) Exclusive

Novak, Rafa tutor young Italians how the job is done

By Rutvick Mehta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 09:07 PM IST
  • If Djokovic gave Grand Slam debutant Lorenzo Musetti a lesson on preserving physical resources in best-of-five encounters, Nadal produced a masterclass for Jannik Sinner in the art of controlling, adapting and eventually dominating a contest, from the racquet and the head in a straight-sets victory.
Rafael Nadal will be gunning for a 14th French Open title.(Getty Images) Exclusive
Rafael Nadal will be gunning for a 14th French Open title.(Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal on the verge of absolute greatness

PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 10:34 PM IST
A 14th French Open title will give Nadal the lead in the all-time Grand Slam count over Roger Federer, an unthinkable feat when the Swiss great was in his pomp.
Switzerland's tennis player Roger Federer.(AP)
Switzerland's tennis player Roger Federer.(AP)

Federer gets Serena's vote in GOAT debate

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 01:39 PM IST
The 39-year-old Federer is this week playing only his second tournament since returning to the Tour in March after spending more than a year on the sidelines due to two knee operations.
Rafael Nadal(Reuters)
Rafael Nadal(Reuters)

Nadal heads to Roland Garros with confidence and a clear mind

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 01:26 PM IST
Nadal, 34, beat the Serb 7-5 1-6 6-3 to claim a record-extending 10th ATP Masters 1000 title in Rome and felt his game improved through the week.
Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, shakes hands with Canada's Denis Shapovalov,at the end of their 3rd round match at the Italian Open tennis tournament.(AP)
Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, shakes hands with Canada's Denis Shapovalov,at the end of their 3rd round match at the Italian Open tennis tournament.(AP)

Never count him out: Nadal rallies past Shapovalov in Rome

PTI | , Rome
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 11:21 AM IST
Nearing his 35th birthday, the Spanish great showed he's still got the stamina to withstand much younger challengers in a 3-6 6-4 7-6 (3) comeback win over 22-year-old Denis Shapovalov on Thursday.
Spain's Rafael Nadal(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal(REUTERS)

Nadal casts doubts over Olympic participation with wait-and-watch approach

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 07:58 PM IST
Japan has extended a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May as the country battles a surge in COVID-19 cases, raising new questions about whether the rescheduled July 23-Aug. 8 Games should go ahead.
Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece.(AP)
Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece.(AP)

Nadal to face promising Spanish teenager at Madrid Open

PTI | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 10:15 AM IST
The 17-year-old Alcaraz defeated Adrian Mannarino 6-4 6-0 on Monday to set up the "dream" matchup against the 20-time grand slam champion.
Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory over Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.(AP)
Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory over Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.(AP)

Nadal beats Carreno, to meet Tsitsipas in Barcelona final

AP | , Barcelona, Spain
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 09:36 PM IST
  • Nadal roared out to a 5-1 lead before Carreno pulled back a break. Carreno then had three break chances on Nadal’s next service game, but the latter saved them all and closed out the set.
Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Ilya Ivashka of Belarus during the Godo tennis tournament in Barcelona,(AP)
Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Ilya Ivashka of Belarus during the Godo tennis tournament in Barcelona,(AP)

Nadal advances, Fognini defaulted at Barcelona Open

PTI | , Barcelona
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2021 11:51 AM IST
Fognini was defaulted while trailing 6-0, 4-4 against qualifier Bernabe Zapata Miralles of Spain, after a line judge told the chair umpire that the ninth-seeded Italian had used foul language.
Photo of Novak Djokovic(Twitter)
Photo of Novak Djokovic(Twitter)

Djokovic faces Chardy, Kenin meets Inglis at Australian Open

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 12:11 PM IST
Djokovic captured a record-extending eighth title at Melbourne Park last year by beating Dominic Thiem, who is seeded third and faces Mikhail Kukushkin.
Rafael Nadal arrives in Melbourne for the Australian Open 2021(Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal arrives in Melbourne for the Australian Open 2021(Getty Images)

Talking points ahead of the Australian Open 2021

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 02:38 PM IST
Novak Djokovic won few friends in Australia after writing to the Grand Slam's organisers with a list of quarantine "demands" which included reduced isolation periods
Russia's Daniil Medvedev with Spain's Rafael Nadal after winning their semi-final match.(REUTERS)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev with Spain's Rafael Nadal after winning their semi-final match.(REUTERS)

Djokovic and Nadal sent packing by Thiem and Medvedev

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 09:00 AM IST
As the curtain comes down on London’s 12 years as host of the ATP Tour’s prestigious season-ender, it would have been fitting for Nadal and Djokovic to face off for the 57th time in their glittering careers.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic after winning his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev.(Action Images via Reuters)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic after winning his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev.(Action Images via Reuters)

Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis, Nadal showdown still on

LONDON | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 09:21 AM IST
Defeat by Russian Daniil Medvedev had left the five-time champion needing to beat Germany’s Zverev to avoid a group stage exit and he obliged with a relatively comfortable win.
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 20, 2020 Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Toby Melville(REUTERS)
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 20, 2020 Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Toby Melville(REUTERS)

Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis, Nadal showdown still on

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 09:59 PM IST
Djokovic will finish second in the Tokyo Group, named after the first edition of the season-ending tournament 50 years ago, and with Spanish world number two Rafa Nadal finishing second in the London Group, they have avoided a semi-final clash.
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 17, 2020 Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates winning his group stage match against Spain's Rafael Nadal Action Images via Reuters/Toby Melville(Action Images via Reuters)
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 17, 2020 Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates winning his group stage match against Spain's Rafael Nadal Action Images via Reuters/Toby Melville(Action Images via Reuters)

Inspired Thiem outshines Nadal at ATP Finals

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 10:44 PM IST
Spaniard Nadal, bidding to win the only big title to elude him, engineered the first break of the match at 3-3 in the second set only for Thiem to reply in stunning fashion.
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his group stage match against Russia's Andrey Rublev.(Action Images via Reuters)
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his group stage match against Russia's Andrey Rublev.(Action Images via Reuters)

Nadal straight into the groove at ATP Finals, win for Thiem

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 08:30 AM IST
The 34-year-old Mallorcan has struggled at the ATP’s year-ender with two runner-up finishes in London his best showings.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(AP)

Djokovic leads cast as London bids farewell to ATP Finals

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 08:44 PM IST
Last year nearly 250,000 fans flocked to the Thames-side dome over the eight days of the tournament won by Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his quarter final match against Spain's Pablo Carreno-Busta.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his quarter final match against Spain's Pablo Carreno-Busta.(REUTERS)

Nadal on course for maiden Paris Masters crown, Schwartzman into ATP Finals

PARIS | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 09:06 AM IST
Spain’s 20-time Grand Slam champion recovered from a wobbly start and revved up the engine near the end of the second set to clinch victory and progress to a clash with German fourth seed Alexander Zverev, who beat Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-3 7-6(1).
Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during his semi-final match against Belgium's David Goffin at the O2 arena.(REUTERS)
Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during his semi-final match against Belgium's David Goffin at the O2 arena.(REUTERS)

Roger Federer pain-free and on track for Australian Open

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 10:42 AM IST
The 39-year-old Swiss reached the semi-finals at Melbourne Park at the start of the year but missed the rest of the season after undergoing a second arthroscopic procedure on his right knee.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal pose for photographers ahead of their "Match in Africa" exhibition tennis match in Cape Town.(REUTERS)
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal pose for photographers ahead of their "Match in Africa" exhibition tennis match in Cape Town.(REUTERS)

Roger Federer lauds Rafael Nadal for matching his record

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 02:54 PM IST
Nadal crushed Serbia’s world number one Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-2 7-5 to claim a 13th French Open title and move level with Federer for the first time in his career.
Novak Djokovic celebrates his win.(Reuters)
Novak Djokovic celebrates his win.(Reuters)

French Open 2020: Djokovic resists gallant Tsitsipas to set up Nadal final

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 06:36 AM IST
Showing no sign of the physical problems that troubled him during his previous match, Djokovic was initially dominant and poised for a routine win when he had a match point at 5-4 in the third set.
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Italy's Jannik Sinner in three sets, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.(AP)
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Italy's Jannik Sinner in three sets, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.(AP)

Rafa Nadal passes Sinner test to storm into French Open semi-finals

PARIS | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 06:59 AM IST
The Spaniard, also looking to match Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, was stretched by the 19-year-old Sinner as he set up a clash with Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who beat him in the Italian Open quarter-finals last month.
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 2, 2020 Austria's Dominic Thiem reacts during his third round match against Norway's Casper Ruud(REUTERS)
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 2, 2020 Austria's Dominic Thiem reacts during his third round match against Norway's Casper Ruud(REUTERS)

Thiem schools Ruud to reach fourth round at Roland Garros

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 06:26 PM IST
The U.S. Open champion, who lost two Rafa Nadal in the last two finals at Roland Garros, struggled with his serve in the opening set and faced six breakpoints but improved as the match progressed under the closed roof of Court Philippe Chatrier.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)

Djokovic meets ATP chief Gaudenzi, says players body moving ahead

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 02:35 PM IST
In a stunning move Djokovic stepped down as head of the ATP player council last month along with members Vasek Pospisil, John Isner and Sam Querrey and announced the formation of the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA).
New York: Dominic Thiem, of Austria, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Alexander Zverev, of Germany, in the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in New York.AP/PTI(AP14-09-2020_000010A)(AP)
New York: Dominic Thiem, of Austria, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Alexander Zverev, of Germany, in the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in New York.AP/PTI(AP14-09-2020_000010A)(AP)

Dedication finally pays off for US Open champion Dominic Thiem

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:30 AM IST
But the Austrian staged a stunning comeback to win 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(6) in a nerve-jangling battle of wills and will now head to the French Open with renewed confidence.
Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates a point during his Men’s Singles fourth round match against Frances Tiafoe.(Getty Images)
Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates a point during his Men’s Singles fourth round match against Frances Tiafoe.(Getty Images)

Medvedev juggernaut continues at US Open with Tiafoe demolition

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 10:59 AM IST
Medvedev barely broke sweat as American Tiafoe’s resistance crumbled after going down a break in the second set.
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Fourth Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 27, 2020. Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts during his match against Spain's Rafael Nadal.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Fourth Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 27, 2020. Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts during his match against Spain's Rafael Nadal.(REUTERS)

Nick Kyrgios says ‘slim to no chance’ of playing French Open

MELBOURNE | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 02:31 PM IST
Kyrgios, who on Sunday announced his withdrawal from the U.S. Open, told Australian television he planned to wait until it was safer to return to the tour.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia(AFP)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia(AFP)

Pavlyuchenkova opts out of U.S. Open due to Covid-19 ‘insecurity’

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 07:15 AM IST
Pavlyuchenkova, 29, joins the likes of men’s defending champion Rafa Nadal and women’s world number one Ash Barty who pulled out of the Grand Slam out of fear of contracting the novel coronavirus during their stay in the country.
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in action during his first round match against Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans.(REUTERS)
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in action during his first round match against Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans.(REUTERS)

Coach Magnus Norman reveals what makes Stan Wawrinka special

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 11:31 AM IST
Wawrinka, 35, was the last man to win a Grand Slam singles title outside the trio of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic when he won the 2016 U.S. Open.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic pats Switzerland's Roger Federer after their match.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic pats Switzerland's Roger Federer after their match.(REUTERS)

Big Three’ rivalry great promotion for sport, says Novak Djokovic

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 10:12 PM IST
The “GOAT” (greatest of all time) debate in men’s tennis has divided opinions in the last decade and still remains a hot topic as the triumvirate continue to dominate the field, sharing the last 13 Grand Slam titles among them.
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