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Nadal considered ending season after Indian Wells injury

Playing through pain requires a change in mindset and Nadal says he was very close to calling it quits after Indian Wells.

Sanguine Nadal says he is not obsessed about Federer’s record

Rafael Nadal takes sole ownership of one record when he claimed a 12th French Open title but says matching Roger Federer's haul of 20 Grand Slams will not become an obsession.

Unseeded Germans Krawietz and Mies take men’s doubles title in Paris

Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies of Germany claim their first Grand Slam title when they beat France's Fabrice Martin and Jeremy Chardy 6-2 7-6(3) in the doubles final.

Fifty years since Grand Slam, Laver ‘favouring Novak’ in Paris

Australian tennis legend Rod Laver backs current world number one Novak Djokovic to repeat the feat at this year's French Open.

Osaka and Halep open Roland Garros campaigns

Naomi Osaka is looking for her third successive Grand Slam title whilst Simona Halep starts her title defence.

Nadal begins quest for 12th Roland Garros title

He is generally a slow starter but should not have any problem getting past his first-round opponent, Germany's Yannick Hanfmann.

Muguruza beats Zheng in Rome before Roland Garros

The 25-year-old Muguruza, who won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017, has twice reached the semi-finals in Rome.

Tiger takes aim at 16th major, PGA win mark at Bethpage

"My last three major championships have been pretty good," Woods said. "So that in itself gives me a lot of confidence going down the road."

In-form McIlroy chasing history as 83rd Masters begins

A blistering start in 2019 would not hinder Rory McIlroy to a Grand Slam career.

Swiss great Federer shies away from Superman tag

Roger Federer earned his 100th Grand Slam title in the Dubai Championship 2019 final - the second male player in history to do so.

McIlroy eyes ‘awesome’ Grand Slam with Masters win

Irishman McIlroy could become only the sixth player to win all four major titles with a victory at the Masters.

Federer demolishes Coric, one win away from 100th career title

Federer will become the second man in tennis history to win 100 career titles after Jimmy Connors if he wins the Dubai Championships.

Wawrinka edges Harrison to advance in Acapulco

Wawrinka clinched the match with his 26th winner of the night.

Monfils beats Medvedev for return to Rotterdam final

Monfils will take on former champion Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's final.

Wawrinka stuns Nishikori to reach second Rotterdam final

Switzerland's 2015 champion needed almost two and a quarter hours to defeat the Japanese star.

Osaka out of Qatar Open with back injury

US and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka apologises to have withdrawn from Doha this year as she was looking forward to playing and seeing her fans there.

World No. 2 Koepka sees better Slam odds with PGA in...

Koepka recalls the electric final-round atmosphere last year at Bellerive when he denied a late charge by 14-time major winner Tiger Woods that had spectators at a fever pitch.

Kvitova hails end to Grand Slam issues at Aussie Open

This year's Open offers a different picture of the left-handed Czech who did not lose a single set on her way to the final.

France’s Herbert, Mahut win Australian Open doubles crown

They are the second all-French pair to win in Australia after Michael Llodra and Fabrice Santoro, who won back-to-back titles in 2003-04.

Ageless Paes has no plans to hang up racket yet

Paes turned professional in 1991 as a singles player rising to world number 73 with his serve-and-volley game.

Halep’s reign as world No.1 over

Simona Halep keeps a positive mental attitude by focusing on winning her matches instead of the race of the ranks.

Federer knocked out by Greek wunderkind Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas has overhauled Federer 6-7(11) 7-6(3) 7-5 7-6(5), sparking delirium among Greek fans out in force at Melbourne Park.

Rampant Nadal barrels through Berdych to reach Open quarters

The Spanish second seed blasted out of the blocks to win nine games in a row against the Czech.

Birthday boy Tiafoe to face Nadal in first Slam quarter

The aggressive American upset the 20th seed in four high-quality sets.