Rafael Nadal

  • Djokovic, Nadal to headline star-studded 2021 ATP Cup field
    Sydney, January 5 (IANS): Top ranked tennis players Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will lead the field for the upcoming 2021 ATP Cup scheduled to be played at the Melbourne Park from February 1 to 5. Djokovic's Serbia and Nadal's Spain will compete against Austria, Russia, Greece, Germany, Argentina, Italy, Japan, France, Canada and Australia in the 12-team competition, as per an ATP media release. Qualification for the tournament is based on the ATP ranking of each coun
  • Factbox: French Open champion Rafael Nadal
    Reuters Factbox on Rafael Nadal, who beat Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-2 7-5 on Sunday to win a record-extending 13th French Open title: Age: 34 Nation: Spain ATP ranking: 2 Seeding: 2 Grand Slam titles (20): Australian Open (2009); French Open (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020); Wimbledon (2008, 2010); U.S. Open (2010, 2013, 2017, 2019) ROAD TO FINAL First round: Egor Gerasimov (Belarus) 6-4 6-4 6-2 Second round: Mackenzie
  • Factbox: Nadal's 13 French Open final victories
    Reuters Factbox on Rafael Nadal's French Open final wins after he beat Novak Djokovic on Sunday to seal a record-extending 13th Roland Garros title: 2005 - beat Mariano Puerta (Argentina) 6-7(6) 6-3 6-1 7-5 Rallied from a set down to beat fellow left-hander Puerta and become the first player to win the French Open title in his main draw debut since Mats Wilander in 1982, setting in motion an unprecedented run of success in the tournament. 2006 - beat Roger Federer (Swit
  • Nadal wins 13th French Open to claim record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title
    PARIS, October 11 (Reuters): Spain's Rafael Nadal demolished world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-0 6-2 7-5 in the French Open final to claim a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday. With his record-improving 13th triumph at Roland Garros, world number two Nadal is now tied with Swiss Roger Federer as the player with the most men's singles major titles. Nadal was the early aggressor as he choked Djokovic to win the opening set in brutal fashion havi
  • Nadal must scale Djokovic wall to reach Federer record
    PARIS, October 10 (Reuters): Novak Djokovic faces claycourt king Rafael Nadal in a dream French Open final on Sunday with more at stake for the world's two top-ranked players than another Grand Slam title. In one of the sport's greatest rivalries, Djokovic and Nadal have clashed 55 times with the Serbian leading 29-26. But when it comes to clay, there has never been anybody better than 12-times Roland Garros champion Nadal, who has defeated Djokovic in six of their s
  • Djokovic senses opportunity against Nadal
    PARIS, October 10 (Reuters): Novak Djokovic has suffered more than his fair share of heartache against Rafael Nadal at the French Open but Sunday's final offers him a chance to dethrone the claycourt king. The 33-year-old Serb leads their extraordinary rivalry 29-26 but Nadal has won six of their seven clashes at Roland Garros, including the 2012 and 2014 finals. Djokovic won their last encounter on the Parisian clay, however, in the 2015 quarter-finals and believes Sund
  • King Nadal downs Schwartzman to reach 13th French Open final
    PARIS, October 10 (Reuters): Rafael Nadal moved within one win of a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title by reaching the French Open final with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 7-6(0) victory over Diego Schwartzman on Friday. Nadal was beaten by the 12th seed a little over two weeks ago on the claycourts in Rome but the 12-time French Open champion showed he was still the undisputed king of Roland Garros as he notched up a 10th win in 11 meetings over the Argentine. "Two and a h
  • Different French Open, same start for Nadal
    PARIS, September 29 (Reuters): It might be an unusual French Open but claycourt master Rafael Nadal started his quest for a record-extending 13th French Open title in the usual way with a straightforward 6-4 6-4 6-2 first-round win against Belarusian Egor Gerasimov on Monday. The Spaniard, looking to equal Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles, is used to slow starts at Roland Garros and this year's debut was no different. On the revam
  • Italian Open: Djokovic, Nadal enter quarter-finals
    Rome, September 19 (IANS): Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have entered the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with straight-set wins in their respective third-round matches. On Friday, Djokovic defeated his fellow Serb Filip Krajinovic 7-6 (7), 6-3 to enter the last eight of the tournament for the 14th straight year. "It was definitely one of the longest sets I think I have ever played," said Djokovic as per the ATP Tour website after the match. "Never ea
  • Tennis: Nadal crushes Medvedev to retain Montreal title
    (Reuters): Top seed Rafa Nadal overwhelmed Russia's Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-0 to win his fifth Rogers Cup on Sunday in Montreal -- the first time he has retained a title outside of clay.   The 33-year-old Spanish world number two dominated the eighth-seeded Medvedev in their first-ever meeting.   The Russian had not dropped a set in the tournament but was no match for Nadal, who saved a break point in his first game and confidently put away Medvedev who is 10 years