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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Rafael Nadal of Spain is looked at by the trainer during his men's singles semi-final match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina on Day Twelve of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2018(AFP)

Injured Nadal to miss Davis Cup semi-final with France

Madrid | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 01:11 PM IST
He will be replaced by world number 52 Albert Ramos-Vinolas for the September 14-16 clash against the defending champions as Spain attempt to reach their first final since 2012.
Juan Martin del Potro plays against John Isner during their US Open quarter-final encounter.(AFP)
Juan Martin del Potro plays against John Isner during their US Open quarter-final encounter.(AFP)

Juan Martin Del Potro beats John Isner and heat to reach US Open semi-finals

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 09:11 AM IST
Juan Martin del Potro reached the US Open semi-finals for the third time Tuesday, defeating John Isner 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 and ending American hopes of a first men’s champion at the event since 2003.
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts against Karen Khachanov, of Russia, during the third round of the US Open tennis tournament.(AP)
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts against Karen Khachanov, of Russia, during the third round of the US Open tennis tournament.(AP)

Rafael Nadal wins epic struggle to reach US Open last 16 for 10th time

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 10:03 AM IST
Rafa Nadal has feasted on Russian opposition in the past but Karen Khachanov nearly served up a major U.S. Open upset on Friday, forcing the world number one to rally for a breathless 5-7 7-5 7-6(7) 7-6(3) third round win.
Aug 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain hits to Vasek Pospisil of Canada in a second round match on day three of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.(USA TODAY Sports)
Aug 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain hits to Vasek Pospisil of Canada in a second round match on day three of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.(USA TODAY Sports)

U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal eases past Pospisil to reach third round

New York | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2018 11:27 AM IST
The Spaniard wrapped up the opening set in 35 minutes after breaking early to go 3-0 up as Pospisil, ranked 88th in the world, struggled to settle into a serving rhythm.
Rafael Nadal of Spain (L) and David Ferrer of Spain meet at the net after Ferrer retired during their 2018 US Open men's Singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 27, 2018. - World number one and defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal sent his close friend David Ferrer into Grand Slam retirement on Monday when his veteran compatriot was forced to quit their first round match with an injury.(AFP)
Rafael Nadal of Spain (L) and David Ferrer of Spain meet at the net after Ferrer retired during their 2018 US Open men's Singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 27, 2018. - World number one and defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal sent his close friend David Ferrer into Grand Slam retirement on Monday when his veteran compatriot was forced to quit their first round match with an injury.(AFP)

US Open: Rafael Nadal through to round two after Ferrer retires

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 03:04 PM IST
Nadal, the world number one, breezed through the first set without facing a break point but the 36-year-old Ferrer fought back in the second, breaking Nadal twice before the injury forced him to stop with the score at 6-3 3-4.
Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro celebrates after winning his fourth round French Open match against John Isner of the U.S.(REUTERS)
Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro celebrates after winning his fourth round French Open match against John Isner of the U.S.(REUTERS)

Juan Martin Del Potro, Marin Cilic win to set up French Open quarter-final clash

Reuters, Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 11:32 PM IST
Argentine Juan Martin del Potro beat big serving American 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to book his spot in the last eight of the French Open, Marin Cilic was however overcame Fabio Fognini in a marathon five-setter.
Dominic Thiem reacts during his French Open fourth round match against Japan's Kei Nishikori.(REUTERS)
Dominic Thiem reacts during his French Open fourth round match against Japan's Kei Nishikori.(REUTERS)

Dominic Thiem downs Kei Nishikori to set up Alexander Zverev clash in French Open

Reuters, Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 07:02 PM IST
Dominic Thiem is into the French Open quarterfinals for the third straight year, in what was becoming a steam-rollering of Kei Nishikori until the 19th-seeded player from Japan mounted a late fight-back.
Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem won the Lyon Open title ahead of the French Open on Saturday.(Reuters)
Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem won the Lyon Open title ahead of the French Open on Saturday.(Reuters)

Dominic Thiem gears up for French Open with Lyon title

Reuters, Lyon | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2018 10:32 PM IST
Dominic Thiem defeated Gilles Simon in three sets to win the Lyon Open ahead of French Open.
South Korea's Chung Hyeon, the Australian Open semi-finalist, said he had been carrying the ankle problem through the clay season and would need significant time on the sidelines to recover.(REUTERS)
South Korea's Chung Hyeon, the Australian Open semi-finalist, said he had been carrying the ankle problem through the clay season and would need significant time on the sidelines to recover.(REUTERS)

Korea’s Chung Hyeon out of French Open with ankle injury

Reuters, Seoul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 10:24 AM IST
Chung Hyeon, tipped as one of the few tennis players who could beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros this year, will skip the French Open due to a niggling ankle injury.
Spain's tennis ace Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his semi-final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open in Foro Italico at Rome.(Reuters)
Spain's tennis ace Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his semi-final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open in Foro Italico at Rome.(Reuters)

Rampant Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to reach Italian Open tennis final

Reuters, Rome | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 11:25 PM IST
Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets to enter the Italian Open tennis final in Rome on Saturday.
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Guillermo Garcia Lopez during their Barcelona Open match on Thursday.(AFP)
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Guillermo Garcia Lopez during their Barcelona Open match on Thursday.(AFP)

Rafael Nadal eases into Barcelona Open tennis quarter-finals

Reuters, Barcelona | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Rafael Nadal extended his Open Era record to 40 for consecutive sets won on clay on Thursday when he eased past Spanish compatriot Guillermo Garcia Lopez 6-1, 6-3 and into the Barcelona quarter-finals
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