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File image of Nick Kyrgios(USA TODAY Sports)

Nick Kyrgios reverts to type with towel tantrum in Montreal

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 02:56 PM IST
Kyrgios’ outburst comes after the Australian seemed to be reinventing himself as a crowd favourite in the weeks following his Wimbledon defeat by Rafa Nadal.
Novak Djokovic holds the winner's trophy during the presentation.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic holds the winner's trophy during the presentation.(AFP)

Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty on top in latest tennis rankings post Wimbledon

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 04:27 PM IST
Novak Djokovic collected his fifth Wimbledon title and 16th major Sunday with a thrilling five-set win over Roger Federer, a match that last three minutes short of five hours.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.(AFP)

Wimbledon Final: All the work’s done, says Roger Federer ahead of clash against Novak Djokovic

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 02:32 PM IST
With eight Wimbledon titles in his locker, Federer has every right to be confident. But Djokovic is himself a four-times champion, and can equal the great Bjorn Borg with victory for a fifth crown.
File photo of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer from the 2008 Wimbledon finals.(REUTERS)
File photo of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer from the 2008 Wimbledon finals.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer: A look at all the stats between two legends before Wimbledon semi-finals

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 01:51 PM IST
Let’s take a look at the records of Spain’s Rafa Nadal and Switzerland’s Roger Federer before their semi-final match at Wimbledon on Friday
Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 6, 2019 Britain's Andy Murray celebrates during his first round mixed doubles match with Serena Williams of the U.S. against Chile's Alexa Guarachi and Germany's Andreas Mies REUTERS/Carl Recine(REUTERS)
Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 6, 2019 Britain's Andy Murray celebrates during his first round mixed doubles match with Serena Williams of the U.S. against Chile's Alexa Guarachi and Germany's Andreas Mies REUTERS/Carl Recine(REUTERS)

Andy Murray confident of return to top of men’s tennis

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 11:32 AM IST
The 32-year-old, who has been playing doubles since his return from hip resurfacing surgery in January, had said ahead of the Australian Open that his career was likely over as he struggled with severe pain.
Rafael Nadal to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in third round of Wimbledon.(Reuters/AFP)
Rafael Nadal to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in third round of Wimbledon.(Reuters/AFP)

Wimbledon Factbox: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga versus Rafa Nadal

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 10:53 AM IST
Let’s take a look at all the records, head-to-head meetings and career winnings of Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfired Tsonga.
Spain's Rafael Nadal during a practice session.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal during a practice session.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal happy to see Andy Murray back on court

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 03:58 PM IST
Murray, 32, returned from a five-month injury layoff last month to win the men’s doubles title at Queen’s Club with Feliciano Lopez and is entered with Pierre-Hugues Herbert at Wimbledon.
File image of Rafael Nadal(REUTERS)
File image of Rafael Nadal(REUTERS)

Wary of past pain, Rafael Nadal eyes third Wimbledon title

London | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2019 03:04 PM IST
After all, he has been champion there twice, is bang in form after a record-stretching 12th French Open, is injury free and last year was a whisker away from reaching the final.
French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 9, 2019. Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(REUTERS)
French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 9, 2019. Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(REUTERS)

Nadal considered ending season after Indian Wells injury

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 12:03 PM IST
“Mentally, after Indian Wells, I suffered a major downturn,” the Spaniard told the ATP website. “I considered shutting down my season to see if my body would recuperate instead of playing through injury after injury.
FILE PHOTO - Tennis - ATP 1000 - Monte Carlo Masters - Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France - April 16, 2019 Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in action during his second round match against Italy's Marco Cecchinato(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO - Tennis - ATP 1000 - Monte Carlo Masters - Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France - April 16, 2019 Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in action during his second round match against Italy's Marco Cecchinato(REUTERS)

French Open: Love of tennis key to Wawrinka’s comeback

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 08:40 AM IST
Stan Wawrinka’s return to form continued in Paris as he dismantled Chile’s Cristian Garin 6-1 6-4 6-0 to set up a clash with Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov.
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reacts during his first round match against Germany's Peter Gojowczyk(REUTERS)
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reacts during his first round match against Germany's Peter Gojowczyk(REUTERS)

French Open 2019: Home favourite Tsonga ready to renew Nishikori rivalry

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 09:34 AM IST
Tsonga overcame German Peter Gojowczyk on Monday to reach the second round at Roland Garros for the first time since 2016, as he did not compete here last season and fell at the first hurdle in 2017.
Mar 26, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Nick Kyrgios of Australia hits a backhand against Borna Coric of Croatia (not pictured) in the fourth round of the Miami Open at Miami Open Tennis Complex. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)
Mar 26, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Nick Kyrgios of Australia hits a backhand against Borna Coric of Croatia (not pictured) in the fourth round of the Miami Open at Miami Open Tennis Complex. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)

Nick Kyrgios rips into Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal in podcast

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 09:56 AM IST
Kyrgios has had a tense relationship with Nadal, who accused him of “lacking respect for the public, the opponent and himself” after being beaten by the Australian at the Mexican Open in March.
File image of Roger Federer(AP)
File image of Roger Federer(AP)

Roger Federer happy to return to clay after three-year hiatus

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 12:15 PM IST
Federer had skipped the clay court season the past two years since last competing in Rome in May 2016 but confirmed his participation for the tournament in Madrid earlier this year.
Spain's Rafael Nadal after missing a point against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer.(AP)
Spain's Rafael Nadal after missing a point against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer.(AP)

Rafael Nadal advances in Barcelona Open after dropping set to Leonardo Mayer

Barcelona | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 12:51 AM IST
Rafael Nadal recovered from a slow start to defeat Leonard Mayer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-2 and advance to the third round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, keeping alive his streak of never losing consecutive matches on clay.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia in action against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia.(AFP)
Nick Kyrgios of Australia in action against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia.(AFP)

Underarm or underhanded? Nick Kyrgios serve against Dusan Lajovic stokes debate

Miami | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 02:35 PM IST
Nick Kyrgios has been sanctioned for a litany of tennis offences, accused of tanking matches and slapped with a heavy fine for a crude remark about a player’s girlfriend.
Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand against Kyle Edmund at the Indian Wells.(AFP)
Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand against Kyle Edmund at the Indian Wells.(AFP)

Indian Wells Masters: Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, steam into quarters

Indian Wells, United States | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 09:13 AM IST
Former champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal edged closer to a blockbuster semi-final showdown at the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Wednesday with brisk fourth-round wins
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning the Acapulco Open with the trophy.(REUTERS)
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning the Acapulco Open with the trophy.(REUTERS)

Acapulco International: Nick Kyrgios thumps Alexander Zverev to clinch title

Acapulco | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 10:55 AM IST
With the win, Kyrgios improved to 4-3 in career head-to-head meetings against Zverev.
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios returns the ball to Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal (out of frame) during their Mexico ATP 500 Open men's single tennis match in Acapulco.(AFP)
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios returns the ball to Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal (out of frame) during their Mexico ATP 500 Open men's single tennis match in Acapulco.(AFP)

Nick Kyrgios shrugs off Rafael Nadal criticism after Acapulco encounter

Acapulco (Mexico) | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 08:51 AM IST
Kyrgios overcame a bout of nausea to beat Nadal in a three-hour, three-set thriller, during which the Australian used a mix of typically audacious drop shots and brute power to win 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(6).
File image of Swiss tennis player Roger Federer.(REUTERS)
File image of Swiss tennis player Roger Federer.(REUTERS)

Roger Federer to make clay court return at Madrid Open

Madrid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 04:15 PM IST
The 20-times Grand Slam champion has not played this year since his Australian Open round of 16 defeat by Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in January.
The Australian Open final will be the 53rd match between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.(AFP)
The Australian Open final will be the 53rd match between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.(AFP)

Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal set for another epic duel down under

The New York Times | By The New York Times
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 05:00 PM IST
With the benefit of hindsight it is easy to see that these past two weeks at the Australian Open have been nothing more than a warm-up for Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic
Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures after winning the match against France's Lucas Pouille.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures after winning the match against France's Lucas Pouille.(REUTERS)

Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic destroys Lucas Pouille to set up Rafael Nadal showdown

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 04:41 PM IST
Novak Djokovic on Friday continued his quest for a record seventh Australian Open crown by swatting aside French 28th seed Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a final against Rafael Nadal.
Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)
Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)

Australian Open: YouTube star Stefanos Tsitsipas hopes to reel in Rafa Nadal in semi-finals

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 11:57 PM IST
Stefanos Tsitsipas’ YouTube channel is experiencing a surge in subscribers after he reached the Australian Open semi-finals and the Greek youngster will hope to add to his highlight reel when he faces world number two Rafa Nadal on Thursday
Serbia's Novak Djokovic waves to the crowd after Japan's Kei Nishikori retired injured from their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic waves to the crowd after Japan's Kei Nishikori retired injured from their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019(AP)

Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic through to semi-finals after Nishikori retires

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 06:49 PM IST
Top seed and six-times champion Djokovic will meet Frenchman Lucas Pouille, a maiden Grand Slam semi-finalist, on Friday for a place in Sunday’s final.
File image of Rafael Nadal.(AFP)
File image of Rafael Nadal.(AFP)

Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal slays giantkiller Frances Tiafoe, sets up semi-final against Stefanos Tsitsipas

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 09:43 PM IST
Nadal’s match against Tiafoe, who turned 21 on Sunday, was billed as an intriguing clash of generations after the loss of Roger Federer to Tsitsipas earlier, but the second seed was ruthless as he reached the last four without dropping a set.
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his Australian Open quarter-final match against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut.(REUTERS)
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his Australian Open quarter-final match against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut.(REUTERS)

Greek trailblazer Stefanos Tsitsipas continues Australian Open quest, reaches semis

Melbourne | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Having already floored Roger Federer to send shockwaves through the tournament, Stefanos Tsitsipas can create further tennis history for his country when he plays for a spot in the final against Rafa Nadal or Frances Tiafoe
Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik at the Australian Open.(Twitter/ImRo45)
Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik at the Australian Open.(Twitter/ImRo45)

Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik watch Rafa Nadal at Australian Open on day off

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 11:58 PM IST
A day after India defeated Australia in their second one-day international at Adelaide on Tuesday, Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik spent their day off watching Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open
Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during the match against Britain's Dan Evans.(REUTERS)
Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during the match against Britain's Dan Evans.(REUTERS)

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and I still Grand Slam favourites - Roger Federer

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 02:48 PM IST
Roger Federer on Wednesday defeated Dan Evans of United Kingdom to enter the third round of the men’s singles event at the ongoing Australian Open.
Roger Federer poses with the men's singles trophy during the draw for the Australian Open.(AFP)
Roger Federer poses with the men's singles trophy during the draw for the Australian Open.(AFP)

Australian Open: Roger Federer to launch title defence against Denis Istomin

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 04:28 PM IST
The draw for the Australian Open was made on Thursday and the top seeds could face some early tests of their title credentials when play gets underway on Monday
Rafael Nadal did not play after retiring against Juan Martin del Potro in their US Open semi-final last September and underwent ankle surgery two months later.(R)
Rafael Nadal did not play after retiring against Juan Martin del Potro in their US Open semi-final last September and underwent ankle surgery two months later.(R)

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Brisbane International with thigh problem

Bengaluru | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 04:37 PM IST
Rafael Nadal endured an injury-plagued 2018 season that saw him contest only nine tournaments due to a plethora of injuries
File image of former world number one Rafael Nadal.(NYT)
File image of former world number one Rafael Nadal.(NYT)

Opinion | Can Rafael Nadal rise from the ashes again?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anindya Dutta
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 01:14 PM IST
In a career spanning 15 years, Nadal has been injured 11 times — a statistic that reflects his hard, uncompromising style of play, and incredibly, on 10 such occasions he has come back within 12-months to win a Grand Slam.
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