This is often peddled by the players themselves, but it did not stand up to scrutiny this year, with the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open having a procession-type feel for the men's champions. At the elite end, women's tennis was more of a lottery
And he saw long-term rival Nadal return to top spot for his fourth spell earlier this year and after missing out on ATP World Tour Finals victory when heavy favourite, Federer looks unlikely to overhaul the Spaniard any time soon. ... “[Being No 1] is
On Wednesday, Discovery-owned Eurosport and the United States Tennis Association announced a five-year deal to continue to broadcast the US Open across Europe until 2022. Conspicuously, the deal excludes the TV rights in the UK and Ireland, which ...
Nadal said he would donate the 10,000 euros awarded to him to a French charity. After filing the lawsuit, Nadal asked the International Tennis Federation to disclose the results of all doping tests he has ever taken. The ITF said it wouldn't release
This has been a remarkable season for Nadal, who bounced back from wrist problems last year to win his 15th and 16th grand slam titles at the French Open and US Open. “I'm very, very happy for everything,” Nadal told Sky Sports. “It has been an amazing ... - -
LONDON -- The ATP Tour Final is set, and few would have predicted David Goffin to be facing Grigor Dimitrov in Sunday's last match of the tennis season. While Goffin stunned Roger Federer in ... Federer had made the final four here 13 times in 14 - -
Nadal's magnificent showing in 2017 has been founded on his relentless energy. During his victory at the US Open in September, he was moving as well and as quickly as at any time in his career. But problems began to surface in Shanghai, where he was ... - -
Subtle, significant changes to Rafael Nadal's game have enabled the 31-year-old to become the oldest ever year-end No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. As Louisa Thomas of The New Yorker writes, one of the few big titles that Nadal hasn't won yet during ...
As for Nadal, it's just a matter of consistency. Sometimes his forehand breaks down, especially up the line. Other times, it's as strong as ever. Sometimes he serves brilliantly (see: 2017 U.S. Open final when he thoroughly out-served 6'8” Kevin
Rafael Nadal GETTY. Rafael Nadal criticised Andy Murray for pulling out the US Open late. "When I get back on the court next year and start playing again it might not come immediately. I might not play my best tennis straight off. "You never know how
Both Federer and Nadal have shared the Grand Slam titles this year with the latter winning at the French Open and US Open and the former victorious in Australia and Wimbledon. It has been an incredible rise back to the top of the game after both
The injury curse that has swept through the ATP Tour this year claimed another victim on Friday as Rafael Nadal was forced to withdraw from the Paris Masters. Nadal called a press conference on Friday to reveal that he would not be able to play his ...
Nadal also had a stellar 2017 season in which the 31-year-old won two Majors – the French Open and US Open. However, in ... “I will continue to be linked to tennis because my enthusiasm and love for this sport, fortunately, remain intact.” Describing
... won also six titles, including tenth Roland Garros and third US Open. Mireia Belmonte was named the best Spanish female athlete in the last 50 years. The 27-year-old swimmer won 2016 Rio Olympic Gold medal, and 2017 Budapest Championships too.
Nadal's participation at the ATP World Tour Finals has been in doubt after he pulled out of the Paris Masters earlier in the month due to a knee problem. The 31-year-old has tended to struggle with injury at this time of year in past seasons