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Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Grigor Dimitrov at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament on Saturday.(AP)

Rafael Nadal cruises past Grigor Dimitrov to reach Monte Carlo Masters tennis final

Agence France-Presse, Monte Carlo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 10:09 PM IST
Rafael Nadal remains on course for a record 31st Masters title after beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 in the Monte Carlo Masters tennis semifinals on Saturday.
Rafael Nadal plays a backhand return to Dominic Thiem during their singles match at the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament in Monaco on Friday.(AFP)
Rafael Nadal plays a backhand return to Dominic Thiem during their singles match at the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament in Monaco on Friday.(AFP)

Rafael Nadal thrashes Dominic Thiem to ease into Monte Carlo semis

Agence France-Presse, Monte Carlo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 11:43 PM IST
Rafael Nadal has to successfully defend the Monte Carlo Masters title this week to remain ahead of Roger Federer at the top of the world rankings
The 16 Davis Cup (in pic) World Group nations will automatically qualify for the proposed World Cup of tennis finals, and a further two countries will be selected. Former India Davis Cup skipper Anand Amitraj feels it would kill the entire purpose and charm of Davis Cup.(Getty Images)
The 16 Davis Cup (in pic) World Group nations will automatically qualify for the proposed World Cup of tennis finals, and a further two countries will be selected. Former India Davis Cup skipper Anand Amitraj feels it would kill the entire purpose and charm of Davis Cup.(Getty Images)

World Cup of tennis in one week is a horrible idea: Anand Amritraj

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 04:28 PM IST
The ITF Board of Directors unanimously endorsed the proposal to create a season-ending World Cup of Tennis featuring 18 nations with the matches to be played over a week at a single venue, and for India Davis Cup captain Anand Amritraj feels it is a bad idea.
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns a ball to Russia's Karen Khachanov during their tennis match at the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament on April 19, 2018 in Monaco.(AFP)
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns a ball to Russia's Karen Khachanov during their tennis match at the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament on April 19, 2018 in Monaco.(AFP)

Rafael Nadal sees off Karen Khachanov to reach Monte Carlo quarters

Agence France-Presse, Monte Carlo | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2018 11:24 PM IST
Rafael Nadal needs to win an 11th Monte Carlo title to stay clear of Roger Federer at the top of the ATP world rankings, and he made short work of Karen Khachanov in Monaco.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his second round match against Croatia's Borna Coric at the Monte Carlo Masters.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his second round match against Croatia's Borna Coric at the Monte Carlo Masters.(REUTERS)

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal notch wins in Monte Carlo Masters

Agence France-Presse, Monte Carlo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 11:26 PM IST
Novak Djokovic, playing only his fourth tournament since Wimbledon last July after struggling with a right elbow injury, overcame some late nerves to win 7-6 (7/2), 7-5 against Borna Coric at Monte Carlo Masters, while Rafael Nadal also won his match
Rafael Nadal has won 53 clay court titles in his tennis career compared to Roger Federer’s 11.(REUTERS)
Rafael Nadal has won 53 clay court titles in his tennis career compared to Roger Federer’s 11.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal mocks ‘rival’ Roger Federer for missing clay court tennis season

Asian News International, London | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 09:59 AM IST
Rafael Nadal says that Roger Federer told him he would love to play against him on clay court before deciding to skip the season for a second successive year.
Spain's David Ferrer is carried by Rafael Nadal and teammates as they celebrate after beating Germany in the Davis Cup quarterfinal tennis tie at the bullring of Valencia on Sunday.(AFP)
Spain's David Ferrer is carried by Rafael Nadal and teammates as they celebrate after beating Germany in the Davis Cup quarterfinal tennis tie at the bullring of Valencia on Sunday.(AFP)

David Ferrer sends Spain into Davis Cup semis vs France; Croatia set up US date

OmniSport | By OmniSport
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 08:57 AM IST
Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s hopes alive with his win against Alexander Zverev of Germany, setting up a decider between David Ferrer and Philipp Kohlschreiber in their Davis Cup quarters. Lucas Pouille won to help France reach final four while Marin Cilic led Croatia into the semis tie against USA.
Rafael Nadal on Friday won his first match since limping out of the Australian Open in January when he beat Germanys Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets in the Davis Cup quarter-finals.(REUTERS)
Rafael Nadal on Friday won his first match since limping out of the Australian Open in January when he beat Germanys Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets in the Davis Cup quarter-finals.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal marks injury return with easy win over Philipp Kohlschreiber

Omnisport | By By Harry West
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 11:04 PM IST
Rafael Nadal returned to action with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 Davis Cup win over Germany’s Philip Kohlschreiber on Friday to set a record for the longest winning streak in the competition’s history.
Rafael Nadal has reclaimed the top spot after Roger Federer crashed out of the Miami Open to fall 10 points behind the Spaniard.(AFP)
Rafael Nadal has reclaimed the top spot after Roger Federer crashed out of the Miami Open to fall 10 points behind the Spaniard.(AFP)

Rafael Nadal reclaims ATP top spot after Roger Federer slip-up in Miami Open

AFP, Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 08:12 AM IST
Rafael Nadal, who has not played since the Australian Open, has reclaimed the top spot after Roger Federer suffered an early exit in the Miami Open at the hands of John Isner.
Spain's Rafael Nadal will make a comeback to the Davis Cup.(Reuters)
Spain's Rafael Nadal will make a comeback to the Davis Cup.(Reuters)

Rafael Nadal to return for Spain against Germany in Davis Cup

Associated Press, Madrid | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 11:31 PM IST
Spaniard Rafael Nadal hasn’t played since January when a muscle injury in his left leg forced him to retire in the Australian Open quarterfinals. He will make a return at the Davis Cup.
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