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Djokovic beats self-doubt, starts Federer, Nadal catch-up

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic admitted he feared he’d never win another Grand Slam, but with a second Wimbledon title wrapped up, the new world number one is now planning on catching Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Wimbledon: Rod Laver leads Aussie praise for Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios of Australia serves to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. AP

Australian legend Rod Laver hailed Wimbledon sensation Nick Kyrgios for having no weaknesses after the teenager sent world number one Rafael Nadal crashing at the All England Club.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal ousted in 4th round by 144th-ranked Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios of Australia points to his family and friends as he celebrates defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain in their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 1, 2014.  AP PHOTO/BEN CURTIS

For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal is making an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or worse.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Wimbledon: Nadal, Federer eye quarterfinal spots

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a return to Santiago Giraldo of Colombia during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, June 28, 2014. AP

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer can inch closer to a Wimbledon semifinal clash when they headline a delayed last-16 schedule on Tuesday.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal revisits Rosol nightmare at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a return to Martin Klizan of Slovakia match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. AP

Rafael Nadal gets the opportunity to avenge one of his career’s most humiliating defeats when he faces Lukas Rosol for a place in the Wimbledon third round Thursday.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Wimbledon: I can beat Nadal again, says Rosol

Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol hits a return to Czech Republic's Jiri Vesely during their French tennis Open first round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 26, 2014. AFP

Lukas Rosol on Wednesday backed himself to deliver another Wimbledon knockout blow to Rafael Nadal and repeat his stunning 2012 defeat of the Spaniard which sent shockwaves through the sport.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal, Djokovic under Wimbledon cloud

Spanish Rafael Nadal poses with his French Open Tennis trophy during a photo session at Trocadero, next to the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Monday, June 9, 2014. Rafael Nadal is the French Open champion for the ninth time after successfully defending his title for the fourth straight year. Nadal was a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 winner against second-seed Novak Djokovic.  AP

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic head to Wimbledon fearing the title may be beyond them as the season’s third Grand Slam tournament shapes up to be the most open in a decade.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Djokovic top seed over Nadal at Wimbledon, Murray edges Federer

In this Friday, July 5, 2013 file photo, Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns to Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina, during their Men's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Defending champion Andy Murray has been seeded third for Wimbledon, two places above his current world ranking. Novak Djokovic was given the No. 1 seeding Wednesday, June 18, 2014,  by the All England Club, moving up from his No. 2 ranking. The women's seedings stuck to the WTA rankings, with Serena Williams at No. 1, followed by Li Na, Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Sharapova.  AP

Wimbledon turned tennis upside down Wednesday when Novak Djokovic was named top seed above world number one Rafael Nadal while defending champion Andy Murray was seeded three over seven-time winner Roger Federer.

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

Nadal predicts golden era coming to close

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Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Novak Djokovic, left, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nadal won in four sets 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. AP

Rafael Nadal believes that the golden generation of himself, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray could be in its death throes.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal holds onto No. 1; Sharapova up to No. 5

Spain's Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nadal won in four sets 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. AP

Rafael Nadal has held onto the ATP’s No. 1 ranking thanks to his ninth French Open title.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nadal braced for new Wimbledon rollercoaster

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is bracing himself for another Wimbledon letdown as he prepares to rekindle his love-hate relationship with the All England Club.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal wins 9th French Open title

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nadal won the French Open for the ninth, defeating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.  AP PHOTO/MICHEL EULER

Rafael Nadal won the French Open for the ninth time at Roland Garros on Sunday, defeating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

8-time champ Nadal, Djokovic in French Open final

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Britain's Andy Murray at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Friday, June 6, 2014. Nadal won in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. AP

This is what Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic wanted. It’s what they expected. And now they’ll meet in a French Open final with so much at stake for both.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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