Rafael Nadal loses on clay after record-breaking 50 straight sets won on the surface

Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Rafael Nadal further cemented his legacy as the greatest clay court player in the history of tennis, winning 50 straight sets on his signature surface dating back to last year. Just as soon as he set the record, the streak was ended, with Dominic Thiem defeating Nadal in straight sets in the […]

Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem: LIVE updates from Madrid Open quarter-final clash

Nadal is looking unbeatable on clay once again this week having dispatched Gael Monfils and Diego Schwartzman in straight sets. Neither of his opponents so far had done much wrong in their matches, but the Spaniard took advantage of every opportunity presented to him. But he faces a much tougher test today in 24-year-old Thiem, […]

Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal learns his fate as Novak Djokovic handed nightmare draw

The Madrid Open gets underway on Monday and both stars have been handed tough routes to glory. But it is No 10 seed Djokovic who who has been once again handed a nightmare half. Nadal has been drawn in the opposite half to his Serbian counterpart so they cannot meet until the final. The world […]

Rafael Nadal: Brit tennis star posts emotional tribute after Barcelona Open win

The Spaniard extended his stunning run at the competition as he eased past Greek starlet Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets. Nadal has now won 11 times at the Barcelona Open and is currently enjoying a run of 46 set wins without reply on his favourite clay surface. The 31-year-old is currently sitting top of the […]

Rafael Nadal: How Roger Federer can regain world No 1 ranking as early as THIS MONTH

Federer usurped Nadal as world No 1 in February by winning the Rotterdam Open. However, just over a month on, the 36-year-old has dropped down a spot. Federer was expected to win at Indian Wells and scoop the Miami Open title. But the veteran instead slumped to shock defeats to Juan Martin Del Potro and […]

Rafael Nadal: Spanish star confirmed for Madrid Open but Roger Federer missing

Nadal has not played since January when he was forced to withdraw from his match against Marin Cilic in the Australian Open quarter-finals with a hip injury. A possible return at the Mexican Open in February was aborted after suffering a recurrence of the injury. And the Spaniard has missed the ATP Masters doubleheader in […]

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will force tennis video game fans into making huge decision

Federer, but not Nadal, will feature on Tennis World Tour when it is released in May this year. Tennis video games have been rare in recent years with the Virtua Tennis and Top Spin series’ coming to an end. Included in the upcoming release is a career mode where individuals will have the chance to […]

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal retirement claim made by Miami Open hopeful Pablo Carreno

Federer and Nadal have dominated the sport for over a decade but Carreno thinks their time will soon be up. The world No 19 is confident that once they hang up their rackets he will be able to challenge towards the top of the rankings. The furthest Carreno has ever progressed in a Grand Slam […]

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal claim made by Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou

Federer currently hold the world No 1 ranking after winning the Australian Open and Rotterdam Open this year. The Swiss star has an impressive 20 Grand Slam titles to his name – four more than arch-rival Nadal. However, Nadal has age on his side and will probably expect to bypass Federer’s tally. But even if […]

Roger Federer: Swiss star makes Mexican Open revelation… it’s good news for Rafael Nadal

Federer has never competed at the Mexican Open, which is held in February in Acapulco. In the past, it was a clay-court event but in 2014 the surface was changed to hard courts. When the Mexican Open has taken place, Federer has opted to play in Dubai at the Duty Free Tennis Championships, where he […]