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Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn

Roger Federer of Switzerland, returns the ball to Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic during their match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP

Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments — including possibly the French Open — to be with his wife when she gives birth again.

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

Tennis: Murray hopes to follow Nadal’s recovery

Rafael Nadal. AP FILE PHOTO

Record-breakers Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray could begin the new year by forging another link in the chain of coincidences which have marked their careers.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Hardcourt heroics have Nadal roaring into Open

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts to the crowd after defeating Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, during a semifinal at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Mason, Ohio. AP

Rafael Nadal’s impressive return from a seven-month injury layoff, with a haul of nine titles including a French Open and an unbeaten 15-match hardcourt run, has made him a marked man at the US Open.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Venus Williams hopeful for return before US Open

In this May 26, 2013, file photo, Venus Williams, of the United States, reacts after missing a return against Poland's Urszula Radwanska in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Williams has pulled out of Wilmbledon because of a lower baback, her agent Carlos Fleming said, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Williams, who turned 33 on Monday, was bothered by her back during a first-round loss at the French Open last month. AP Photo/Michel Euler, File

Don’t count out Venus Williams for a U.S. Open appearance.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Other Sports,Photos,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal stunned by Darcis in 1st round at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts as he loses a point to Steve Darcis of Belgium during their Men's first round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday, June 24, 2013. AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Just like that, in a span of 15 days, Rafael Nadal went from French Open champion for a record eighth time to first-round Grand Slam loser for the only time in his career.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nadal locks in success, locks out rivals

Spain's Rafael Nadal holds the trophy after winning against compatriot David Ferrer in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, in the final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 9, 2013. FILE PHOTO

Rafael Nadal’s record eighth French Open win sealed his place as one of the greatest players of all time and condemned his flagging rivals to further misery, surviving off scraps on the Grand Slam margins.

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

Nadal triumphant, but pain is still there

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Spain's Rafael Nadal holds the trophy after winning against compatriot David Ferrer in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, in the final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 9, 2013. FILE PHOTO

Rafael Nadal’s stirring comeback from a career-threatening knee injury was crowned at the French Open on Sunday when he won the Roland Garros title for a record eighth time to move into joint third place in the all-time list of Grand Slam winners on 12.

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

Tennis: Nadal considered French Open ‘impossible dream’

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Spain's David Ferrer returns the ball to compatriot Rafael Nadal during the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Paris. AP  FILE PHOTO

Rafael Nadal admitted that making history as an eight-time French Open champion was an impossible dream when he was desperately battling to reboot his career during a seven-month injury lay-off.

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

Nadal defies protest to clinch record eighth French Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after winning against compatriot David Ferrer in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, in the final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Rafael Nadal won the French Open for a record eighth time on Sunday by defeating fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

French Open final hit by same-sex marriage protest

A security guard removes a demonstrator who ran onto center court as Spain's Rafael Nadal plays against compatriot David Ferrer in the final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 9, 2013. AP Photo/Michel Spingler

The French Open men’s final was held up by a flare-carrying protestor on Sunday, who came within just a few feet of defending champion Rafael Nadal.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nadal wins second set of French Open final

Rafael Nadal. FILE PHOTO

PARIS—Rafael Nadal won the second set of the French Open men’s singles final, 6-2, against Spanish compatriot David Ferrer on Sunday to take a two-sets to love lead.   The defending champion had won the opening set, 6-3.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Bryans win men’s doubles title at French Open

Bob, left, and Mike Bryan, of the U.S, holds the cup after defeating France's Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut in the men's double final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Paris. AP Photo

Ten years ago Bob and Mike Bryan were still desperate to win a Grand Slam, living cheap in Paris and sleeping on the floor. Their lives changed for good when they won their first major title in 2003 at the French Open.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Serena Williams beats Sharapova in French final

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova  AP FILE PHOTO

Serena Williams won her 16th Grand Slam title and her first French Open championship since 2002 when she beat familiar foil Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 Saturday.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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