Nadal, and mistakes from his past?
Yes, he has been absurdly good since his return. Nobody prophesised such a success return, and in a word his reappearance been made us wonder if he made a secret deal with the tennis Gods.
Tue May 14, 2013
Djokovic beats qualifier in Rome; Wozniacki loses
Djokovic has reached the final in four of the five past years at the Foro Italico, winning the title in 2008 and 2011.
Benneteau beats Almagro, Chardy advances
Veteran Julien Benneteau is through to the second round after recording an upset-win over 12th seed Nicolas Almagro.
Mon May 13, 2013
Beast Mode: Nadal, Serena sizzling as French nears
A chill leaves the air. Hollywood bombards with disappointing releases. And here's another reliable sign of spring: Rafael Nadal goes into beast mode.
ATP World Tour
Paire Makes Winning Debut
World No. 36 Benoit Paire made a winning debut at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia on Monday in Rome, defeating Argentine Juan Monaco 7-6 , 1-6, 6-4 in just under two hours.
Sun May 12, 2013
Murray continues clay-court run in Rome
World No. 2 Andy Murray is back on court for the third week of May, as the ATP World Tour makes a stop in Rome, Italy for the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. The Scot enters the Masters 1000 tournament as the third seed.
Thu May 09, 2013
The China Post
Nadal through, Azarenka out of Madrid Masters
Rafael Nadal made a comfortable start to his quest for a third Madrid Masters title on Wednesday but Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka slumped to a shock exit.
Wed May 08, 2013
Nadal eases through
Rafael Nadal made a comfortable start to his quest for a third Madrid Masters title on Wednesday as he eased past Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4. One break in each set was enough for Nadal as he overcame some impressive variety and touch shown by Paire early on to break when the World No.37 was serving at 2-3 down in the opening set, before ... (more)
Tue May 07, 2013
Gut, Grass, and Graphite
The major celebration of tennis in Spain is well underway now, and the relatively new clay-court Madrid Masters - can you even believe that for many years, Madrid was an indoor, hard-court event? - is a fitting tribute to all that the Iberian nation has come to mean to the sport, as well as an ideal showcase for the particular strengths of the ... (more)
Mon May 06, 2013
Dimitrov caps Madrid Open day with win
Grigor Dimitrov finished off Monday's long schedule with a win at the Mutua Madrid Open that put him in the second round against world No.
Almagro advances, Istomin downs Malisse
Tournament seed Nicolas Almagro is through to the second round after opponent Tobias Kamke retired with injury.
Sharapova beats Dulgheru, advances at Madrid Open
Maria Sharapova rallied from a break down in the first set to beat Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 7-5, 6-2 Monday and reach the second round of the Madrid Open.
ATP World Tour
Almagro, Lopez, Dimitrov Highlight Monday Action
ALMAGRO, LOPEZ, DIMITROV HIGHLIGHT MONDAY ACTION First round play continues on Monday at the Mutua Madrid Open with 11 first round matches, three on Manolo Santana Court featuring four Spaniards.
Wed May 01, 2013
Nicolas Almagro So Close to Stepping Up, But Still So Far
Unfortunately for Nicolas Almagro, his last match against Rafael Nadal feels like it went pretty much the same way all of his other matches have.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
The Star Online
Don't write Rafa off the No.1 spot, says Gilbert
For Rafael Nadal to bridge a 7,000-point gap with Novak Djokovic in the ATP rankings looks like a tall order, even for a player of his qualities, yet he could still threaten the Serb's hopes of ending 2013 as world No.1. With the French Open looming large on the horizon, Nadal is back in the claycourt groove as he continues his comeback from a knee ... (more)
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Linebacker Donte Dennis, who led the Black Bears in tackles with 86, will work out for the St.
The Winnipeg Free Press
Manu Fernandez / the associated press Rafael Nadal reacts after beating Nicolas Almagro in the final of the Barcelona Open in Spain Sunday.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Nadal, Rosol Reunite in Title Efforts Sunday
Rafael Nadal won his eighth Barcelona title in nine years on Sunday, defeating fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the rainy Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.
Leading News Resource of Pakistan
Nadal wins record eighth title in Barcelona BARCELONA: Rafael Nadal extended his record number of Barcelona titles to eight as he brushed off a slow start to beat Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday.
The Campbell Reporter
Sports digest: Tigah rallies from last to first in capturing San Francisco Mile
Tigah, ridden by Alonso Quinonez, surged by Summer Hit and jockey Russell Baze in the final yards.