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Former champs Sharapova, Kvitova crash out, Nadal, Djokovic through B

Sharapova, the 2004 champion, was joinedon Tuesday at the exit by 2011 and 2014 winner Petra Kvitova who was stunned by Belarusian world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich. However, two-time men’s champion Rafael Nadal and three-time winner Novak Djokovic eased into the second round. Sharapova was cruising to victory at one ... Read More »

Nadal wins 11th French Open despite late injury scare

The 32-year-old world number one now has 17 Grand Slam titles, just three behind great rival Roger Federer. Nadal endured a nervy conclusion to the final, however, when he needed treatment in the fourth game of the third set for a finger injury before sealing victory on a fifth match ... Read More »

Nadal beats Djokovic, sets up Zverev clash in Rome final

The Spanish top seed will meet second-seeded holder Alexander Zverev, a 7-6 (15/13) 7-5 winner over Australian Open finalist Marin Cilic yesterday. His impressive win over Djokovic will give Nadal added confidence ahead of the French Open, where he has won a record 10 titles. Nadal, still unbeaten in semi-finals ... Read More »

Thiem stuns Nadal in Madrid quarters

Thiem, who lost to Nadal in the Monte Carlo quarter-finals last month, was the last player to beat the Spaniard on clay – at last year’s Rome Masters. Nadal had set a record of winning 50 consecutive sets on a single surface by beating Argentine Diego Schwartzman on Thursday. Nadal’s ... Read More »

Record-breaking Nadal powers through in Madrid

The Mallorcan surpassed John McEnroe’s previous record of 49 consecutive sets on carpet which had stood since 1984 by seeing off 13th seed Schwartzman and claiming a 21st consecutive win on clay. Nadal will face Austrian Dominic Thiem in the last eight on Friday in pursuit of a sixth Madrid ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal Unfazed By Rankings Race On Return

Rafael Nadal says he will not be thinking about reclaiming his world number one ranking when he makes his return from injury at the Mexico Open in Acapulco on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Spanish star will play his first match since limping out of the quarter-finals at the Australian Open when ... Read More »