Tag: Rafael Nadal

  • Sports News in Digest: Fitness and a cool master key for Rune, who endures in Rome and Paris

    How strong is Holger Rune really? Not in terms of tennis skills. Denmark’s just-turned-20-year-old tennis star deserves a place among the world’s best. But how physically strong? Perhaps it is a strange doubt to look at a young man bursting with energy and fighting spirit, who has been a breath of fresh air for the […]

  • Yearender: Top 10 World Sports News Events 2022

    BEIJING, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) — Here is Xinhua News Agency’s selection of the 10 most significant pieces of international sports news in 2022, in chronological order: – Beijing successfully hosted the Olympic Winter Games from 4 to 20 February and the Paralympic Winter Games from 4 to 13 March. Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the […]

  • Tommy Paul upsets No. 2 Rafael Nadal at the Paris Masters

    Tommy Paul upsets No. 2 Rafael Nadal at the Paris Masters

    Seven years into his professional career, Tommy Paul claimed arguably his biggest victory on Wednesday, beating second-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 in the second round of the Rolex Paris Masters. Paul, a 25-year-old native of North Carolina, is ranked 31st in the world and has one ATP Tour Championship in his career. Nadal, […]

  • Djokovic confirms the Dream Team connection with Nadal and Federer

    Djokovic confirms the Dream Team connection with Nadal and Federer

    The Serb has announced his participation in the Laver Cup 2022 Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will complete a line-up of tennis legends alongside Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray when they compete for Team Europe at the Laver Cup in London later this year. Djokovic, 35, will join other members of the group […]

  • Brutal French Open scenario revealed for Djokovic and Nadal

    Brutal French Open scenario revealed for Djokovic and Nadal

    The two giants have been placed on an early collision course in Paris Tennis titans Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal can face in a quarter-final settlement in the French Open after the men’s draw was released for the gravel court before it starts this weekend. Defending champions Djokovic and ‘King of Clay’ Nadal are both […]

  • Maharashtra Open: Ruusuvuori beat Majchrzak to advance to final at maiden tour level

    Maharashtra Open: Ruusuvuori beat Majchrzak to advance to final at maiden tour level

    Pune (Maharashtra) [India]February 5 (ANI): World number 87 Emil Ruusuvuori entered unknown territory on Saturday at the Maharashtra Open as he stormed into his first final at tour level in Pune. The Finn shot 10 aces and recovered from a break down in the second set to defeat Kamil Majchrzak 6-4, 7-6 (0) in one […]

  • Rival Tsitsipas weighs in on daring Djokovic

    Rival Tsitsipas weighs in on daring Djokovic

    Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas gives his verdict on Novak Djokovic in the middle of his Australian Open visa story Tennis world four Stefanos Tsitsipas has said that Novak Djokovic “plays according to his own rules” by arriving in Melbourne unvaccinated before the Australian Open. Djokovic arrived in Down Under with a medical exception which […]

  • 2022 Australian Open draw announced

    SYDNEY, January 13 (Xinhua) – Days out from the start of the Australian Open 2022, Tennis Australia on Thursday has drawn the matches for the tournament’s first round starting on January 17. It was noteworthy that the number one Novak Djokovic of the Serbian world was in the draw. If he is allowed to play […]

  • ATP summary: Spain overtakes Poland to lock in the ATP Cup final

    ATP summary: Spain overtakes Poland to lock in the ATP Cup final

    Spain defeated Poland 2-1 in the semi-finals of the ATP Cup in Australia on Friday, thanks to a couple of singles victories from Pablo Carreno Busta and Roberto Bautista Agut. Spain will next face the winner of the semi-final between Canada and Russia, which will be held on Saturday. Russia is the reigning champion of […]

  • Sampras blev stjerne med uddød spillestil

    Sampras blev stjerne med uddød spillestil

    Den spillestil, som i dag må siges at være så godt som uddød, sikrede ham 14 grand slam-triumfer som datidens største herrespiller. Torsdag runder Pete Sampras 50 år. Tennislegenden med kælenavnet “Pistol Pete”, som hans hårde serv sikrede ham, stoppede sin 15 år lange karriere i 2002. Det blev også året, hvor han tog sin […]

  • Tennisikonet brillerer stadig – lidt endnu

    Tennisikonet brillerer stadig – lidt endnu

    Federer, som søndag 8. august fylder 40 år, har i sin samtid fået hård konkurrence af især 35-årige Rafael Nadal og 34-årige Novak Djokovic, der også begge er noteret for 20 grand slam-titler. De tre har rekorden på mandesiden i antallet af vundne grand slam-titler. Derfor vil der i eftertiden, når stjernetrioen har lagt ketsjeren […]

  • Italian jobs weave in the 16s for Djokovic and Nadal at the French Open

    Italian jobs weave in the 16s for Djokovic and Nadal at the French Open

    Top core Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal both entered the 16s on Saturday and respective shows with the rising Italian teenagers Lorenzo Musetti and Jannik Sinner. Djokovic saw off Ricardas Berankis 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in 92 minutes in midfield. Nadal was just as effective at Court Suzanne Lenglen. He sent Cameron Norrie 6-3, […]

  • Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal reach milestones in French Open victories

    Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal reach milestones in French Open victories

    Top seed Novak Djokovic and number 3 champion Rafael Nadal crossed into the fourth round of the French Open in Paris on Saturday and reached milestones along the way. Djokovic, a Serb, defeated Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in one hour and 32 minutes at Court Philippe-Chatrier at Roland Garros. Nadal needed just […]

  • Nadal still king on the tennis gravel

    Nadal still king on the tennis gravel

    If anyone would wonder. Rafael Nadal is still king of the tennis gravel. He won the final in Barcelona against Stefanos Tsitsipas after three tough sets 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 and after a saved match ball. The Greek world number five Tsitispas won on the Monte Carlo gravel last weekend and was undefeated on that surface […]

  • Duplantis nominated for Athlete of the Year in the World

    Duplantis nominated for Athlete of the Year in the World

    The Swedish pole vault star Armand Duplantis can be praised as the best male athlete of the year in the world. This is clear after the nominations for this year’s Laureus Prize were presented on Wednesday. Duplantis stood for a fantastic season 2020 where he set a world record twice and already in December he […]

  • Duplantis four on L’Equipe’s annual list

    Duplantis four on L’Equipe’s annual list

    The French newspaper L’Equipe ranks Armand Duplantis as the fourth best male athlete in 2020. The three who pinch places 1-3 are: Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1, Rafael Nadal, tennis, and LeBron James, basketball. On the women’s side, Norwegian biathlete Marte Olsbu Röiseland tops ahead of tennis player Naomi Osaka and alpine skier Federica Brignone.

  • Medvedev best in the tennis world right now

    Medvedev best in the tennis world right now

    The 24-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev won the ATP finals late on Sunday night, where the eight best players participated. In the final he turned and won against world number three Dominic Thiem and on the way forward both world number two Rafael Nadal and number one Novak Djokovic were defeated. The goal for Daniil Medevedev […]

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