AP | , Rome
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Zverev had beaten Nadal in straight sets at the same stage in Madrid a week ago but their latest meeting went the Spaniard’s way from the start.
AP | , Rome
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 10:31 PM IST
Nadal roared back from 3-0 down in the second set and then saved two match points on his serve at 6-5 in the third.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 11:07 PM IST
Novak Djokovic remained No. 1, extending his all-time record to 320 weeks. Medvedev slid in behind him after Spain's Nadal fell to eventual champion Alexander Zverev of Germany in the quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open last week.
AP | , Rome
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 09:55 PM IST
The Italian teenager served for the first set at 6-5 in the Roland Garros quarterfinals and was up a break early in the second. He squandered both opportunities and was eliminated in straight sets.
AP | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 08:46 PM IST
Nadal overcame eight aces and saved five break points against the Australian. The five-time Madrid champion cruised past Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz in the second round on Wednesday.
AP | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:36 PM IST
Nadal, seeking his sixth title in Madrid and looking to regain top form ahead of the French Open, was never threatened by Alcaraz, who turned 18 on Wednesday.
AP | , Barcelona
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 12:40 AM IST
It was the first title of the year for the third-ranked Nadal, who has been struggling to find his best form. He secured the clay-court title by converting on his third match point.
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 10:51 PM IST
- After Nadal breezed through the first set, Britain’s Norrie won back a break in the second. Nadal, however, took the advantage right back and closed it out when he converted on a second match point by smashing a forehand just inside the line.
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 10:44 AM IST
Playing his first tournament since losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open quarter-finals, 20-times Grand Slam champion Nadal struggled on serve as he crashed to only his sixth defeat at the tournament he has won 11 times.
AP | , Monaco
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 08:39 PM IST
Djokovic produced a clinical 6-4, 6-2 win over up-and-coming Jannik Sinner before Nadal — an 11-time champion at the Country Club — defeated Federico Delbonis 6-1, 6-2.
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 09:58 AM IST
- With Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer skipping the Miami Open, the tournament was expected to bring the game’s new faces into sharper focus. Instead, the outlook remains fuzzy as the clay season begins.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 11:51 PM IST
Nadal had not played since his quarter-final exit at the Australian Open last month and also skipped the ATP 500 event in Dubai.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Nadal struggled with the problem in the build-up to the year's first Grand Slam and skipped Spain's ATP Cup ties but still managed to reach the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park without dropping a set before losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Thiem said getting the better of Nadal at the French Open would be a massive challenge.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Medvedev rose to a career high third in the ATP rankings on Monday after finishing runner-up to world number one Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open. He would have moved above Nadal had he beaten the Serbian.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:59 PM IST
The 20-time Grand Slam winner has been struggling with a back issue since the build-up to the Australian Open and was forced to skip Spain's ATP Cup ties earlier this month.
By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 10:21 AM IST
How many Grand Slams have Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have won in their careers?
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Nadal was overhauled 3-6 2-6 7-6(4) 6-4 7-5 by the Greek in the evening clash at Rod Laver Arena.
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 05:14 PM IST
The 20-time Grand Slam champion flubbed two overheads in the tiebreaker and also framed a backhand. Nadal pushed another backhand long on the last point of that set.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:36 PM IST
On the other half of the draw, Rafael Nadal's own bad back is improving, at least, as he heads into his quarterfinal against a man whose fourth-round foe pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament because of his own abdominal injury.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 06:17 PM IST
- Nadal is chasing a men’s record 21st major title but entered the tournament with back stiffness and without any competitive matches in 2021. He reached the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the 14th time in 16 trips.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 06:50 PM IST
The 20-time major champion completed the match against the 177th-ranked Mmoh in 1 hour, 47 minutes and said it was a “positive evening for me.”
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 12:26 PM IST
Nadal progressed ahead in the Grand Slam as he defeated Serbia's Laslo Dere 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 in the first-round match at the Rod Laver Arena.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 12:36 PM IST
The back problem is causing Nadal uncertainty. He was sidelined for the ATP Cup at Melbourne Park, where he was little more than a spectator as Spain, last year's runners-up, lost in the semifinals.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 03:31 PM IST
The 20-times Grand Slam champion took to the John Cain Arena court in the late afternoon and appeared unhampered as he hammered balls across the net with trademark ferocity.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 12:24 PM IST
With Nadal having swept up another four majors over the last three years, including taking his Roland Garros tally to a jaw-dropping 13 titles, he now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Federer on the Grand Slam totem pole.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 01:10 PM IST
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic recovered from blisters that disrupted his preparation and was in his element on Rod Laver Arena as Serbia opened its ATP Cup title defense with a 2-1 win over Canada.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 02:41 PM IST
The 34-year-old, who secured his 20th Grand Slam title at last year's delayed French Open, completed his two weeks of isolation in Adelaide on Friday before playing an exhibition match and then heading to Melbourne.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:20 PM IST
The 14-day period of isolation for most players was scheduled to end from late Thursday and early Friday local time.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:53 PM IST
The first of about 1,200 players, coaches, entourage and officials landed late Thursday. The players were met by airport staff and biosecurity officials wearing personal protective equipment including masks and face shields, before being taken to hotel quarantine.