As Rafael Nadal was described as wavering over defending his US Open title or preparing for an assault on a 13th Roland Garros, Britain’s Andy Murray said Saturday he fears for the safety of top players as tennis emerges from its five-month coronavirus lockdown.
Rafael Nadal has said he views the rest of this year as “practically lost” for tennis and would even be relieved if the sport returned as normal at the start of 2021.
Across social media, sports stars denied the chance to play in front of a crowd are increasingly going “live” in sometimes surprising ways to connect with an audience.
World number one Rafael Nadal insisted that matching or beating Roger Federer’s record 20 Grand Slam titles is not important and he was “super happy” with his tennis career regardless.
World number one Rafael Nadal insisted Wednesday he isn’t focused on matching Roger Federer’s record Glam Slam haul at the Australian Open this month.
Superstars Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal said Thursday there was little point in having two men’s team tennis competitions so close together and suggested the new ATP Cup should merge with the Davis Cup.
World No. 1 tennis player Rafael Nadal has been voted the winner of ATP’s Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award on Thursday.
Rafael Nadal finished the season on top of the world to give the men’s rankings a familiar look but a new crop of women is showing the old guard can be overthrown.
World number one Rafael Nadal overcame one set down and a 0-4 beginning in the third set to edge Russian world number four Daniil Medvedev 6-7(3), 6-3, 7-6(4) in his second match at the ATP World Tour Finals here on Wednesday.
Rafael Nadal’s return to the world number one position for the eighth time in his career was confirmed when the ATP rankings were released on Monday.
Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are set to tighten their private stranglehold on Wimbledon as rivals struggle to keep afloat as they bid to dethrone the sport’s A-list stars.
Eight-time champion Roger Federer was confirmed as the second seed for Wimbledon yesterday, bumping Rafael Nadal down to third despite being ranked below the Spaniard.
Rafael Nadal has complained about Wimbledon’s seeding system after the Spaniard was placed at number three, behind Roger Federer, for next week’s grand slam in London.
French Open champion Rafael Nadal said he will play no grasscourt warm-up tournaments ahead of Wimbledon but is confident he can mount a challenge for a third title in southwest London.
Roger Federer has used just about everything in his vast armoury to try and beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open.
French Open fans will be treated to the semi-final they had always hoped for as great rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal advanced in contrasting fashion on Tuesday to set up a last-four encounter at Roland Garros.
Roger Federer breezed into the third round of the French Open for the 15th time on Wednesday by seeing off German lucky loser Oscar Otte, while 11-time champion Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas also progressed.
Claycourt master Rafael Nadal quickly adapted to the new surroundings at Roland Garros with a 6-2 6-1 6-3 demolition of German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann in the first round of the French Open on Monday.
Rafael Nadal proved that he would still be the man to beat when the French Open begins later this month after he humbled Novak Djokovic 6-0 4-6 6-1.
Rafael Nadal heads into the final fortnight of the countdown to the French Open facing uncertainty after crashing out in his bid for a sixth title at the Madrid Open.
Rafael Nadal says he won’t waste time dwelling on his weekend Monte Carlo semi-final loss but instead will concentrate on bouncing back at the Barcelona Open.
Nadal has pulled out of ATP Tour Finals in London due to injury, so Novak Djokovic will end the year as world number one.
Rafael Nadal ends the red-hot run of Greek upstart Stefanos Tsitsipas with a 6-2 7-6(4) win on Sunday.
Nadal returns to the scene of his most epic triumph against Roger Federer still believing he can reawaken his Wimbledon best.
The Spaniard Rafael Nadal secures an 11th title at Roland Garros and 17th major of his career by winning the French Open.
Nadal loses his first set at the French Open since 2015 but that blip did not prevent him from marching into the semi-finals.
Rafael Nadal said he is happy to “suffer” as he chases an 11th French Open title.
Rafael Nadal heads what organisers say is the most formidable line-up for Queen’s.
Rafael Nadal reclaims top spot in the men’s ATP rankings a day after Swiss rival Roger Federer crashed out in Miami.
World number one Nadal will return to this year’s Queen’s Club Championships.