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Nadal passes clay landmark with 300th victory

Rafael Nadal of Spain, acknowledges applause after defeating Andreas Seppi of Italy during their third round match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Thursday, April 17, 2014. AP

Top seed Rafael Nadal finished with a clean ace on match point to seal his 300th career victory on clay and advance into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Wawrinka waltzes through with Monte Carlo walkover

Stanislas Wawrinka AP

Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka earned a free trip into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday when Spain’s Nicolas Almagro retired before their third-round match with a foot injury.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal hopes to fine tune form ahead of clay swing

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns the ball to Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during the Sony Open Tennis in Key Biscayne, Fla., Sunday, March 30, 2014. Djokovic won 6-3, 6-3. AP

Rafael Nadal says he still has work to do on his game as he gets set to launch his claycourt season which the Spaniard hopes culminates with his ninth French Open title.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Djokovic routs Nadal to win fourth Miami title

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, holds his trophy after winning the Sony Open Tennis tournament defeating Rafeal Nadal, of Spain, 6-3, 6-3, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Key Biscayne, Fla. AP

Six-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic claimed his fourth Miami Masters crown with a dominating straight sets win over world number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal rips Hewitt, Serena and Sharapova survive

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, serves to Lleyton Hewitt, of Australia, at the Sony Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Key Biscayne, Fla. AP

World number one Rafael Nadal hammered former number one Lleyton Hewitt 6-1, 6-3 Saturday to reach the third round at the ATP and WTA Miami Masters hardcourt tournament.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Defending champ Murray seeks consistency in Miami

Andy Murray of Great Britain. AFP FILE PHOTO

Andy Murray will have to solve the problem of his patchy play quickly if he hopes to defend his Miami ATP Masters title against a star-studded field.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Giorgi stuns Sharapova at Indian Wells

Camila Giorgi, of Italy, hits to Maria Sharapova, of Russia, during a third round match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, Calif. AP

Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi stunned defending champion and fourth seed Maria Sharapova 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 on Monday to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Dimitrov topples Murray to reach Acapulco final

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria hits a return against Britain's Andy Murray during their men's singles semi-final tennis match at the Mexico ATP Open in Acapulco, Guerrero state on February 28, 2014. AFP

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov edged second-seeded Andy Murray in three sets on Friday to reach the final of the ATP Mexico Open, where he’ll face South African Kevin Anderson.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Wawrinka, Cibulkova big mover in tennis rankings

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland makes a backhand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. AP

Stanislas Wawrinka will replace David Ferrer as the world’s No. 3 player after beating Rafael Nadal in the Sunday night’s Australian Open final.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

John Isner wins Auckland title in Open buildup

John Isner kisses his US Men's Clay Court Championship trophy he won last April. AP

John Isner fired 23 aces in a match which had no service breaks to beat Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7) in the final of the ATP’s Heineken Open in Auckland, his last tune up for next week’s Australian Open.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nadal shines, Federer fades as big four becomes three

Rafael Nadal. AP FILE PHOTO

Rafael Nadal defied the career obituary writers with his stunning renaissance in 2013 as he and fellow major winners Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray cut struggling Roger Federer adrift.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Federer reaches semis at ATP finals

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates at match point after winning against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during their ATP World Tour Finals tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nadal clinches year-end No. 1 at ATP Finals

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning the ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the O2 Arena in London Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

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