Roger Federer isn’t the master of the game anymore but he can still deliver when things matter.
On the back of a poor season, the 17-time Grand Slam winner showed that his winner instinct remained intact as he came back from 3-0 down in the third set to defeat Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5 and reach the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals for an 11th time on Saturday.
This time last year, as the world’s best tennis players faced each other in London at the season-ending finale, Rafael Nadal couldn’t even practice.
Novak Djokovic rallied from a set down Thursday to beat John Isner 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2 and reach the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters.
World number one Rafael Nadal and Swiss star Roger Federer led a host of leading fancies into the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday.
Juan Martin del Potro claimed a second straight Swiss Indoors trophy on Sunday with a 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-4 win over Roger Federer to earn his second title in a month.
Rafael Nadal says his belief that too many tournaments are played on hard courts hasn’t changed with his success on the surface this year — he’s simply given up trying to change the system.
Rafael Nadal Tuesday revealed he’s still in pain despite his titanic form since returning from injury — and played down suggestions a hi-tech treatment was behind his amazing comeback.
Swiss great Roger Federer said Monday it would be “amazing” to have a Chinese men’s player in the world’s top 50, but that all countries were struggling to unearth new contenders.
A philosophical Rafael Nadal said Sunday he is happy to be back from a seven-month injury layoff and playing top-level tennis, despite his defeat in the China Open final.
Novak Djokovic spoke of his love for the China Open Sunday after he claimed his fourth title to continue an incredible 100 percent record in Beijing.
Novak Djokovic overcame Rafael Nadal of Spain in straight sets on Sunday to win the China Open for the fourth time in five years.
Novak Djokovic spoke Saturday of the challenge he faced defending his number one ranking as he prepares to be unseated from the top spot by Rafael Nadal, his opponent in Sunday’s China Open final.
Novak Djokovic denied being distracted by the threat of losing his number one ranking after he edged through to the quarter-finals at the China Open Wednesday despite a “lack of concentration”.