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Sad Nadal pulls out of Indian Wells with knee injury

Rafael Nadal has been battling with a knee-injury for quite some time, this time he retires from the Indian Wells semi-finals due to unbearable pain.

‘Motivated’ Federer targets ninth Wimbledon crown

He says his failure to defend his Australian Open title changes nothing and his aim is the same as always - to beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Motivated Djokovic sets sight on Federer with machine-like precision

With his record seventh crown at Melbourne Park, Djokovic moved ahead of Pete Sampras as third on the men's all-time list of most Grand Slam titles.

Nadal takes positives out of Australian Open defeat

Despite the rout, Nadal says he is content with being able to even reach the final given the injury problems that prevented him from playing any matches after the US Open.

Djokovic wins first two sets of Australian Open final against Nadal

Djokovic came out all guns blazing and broke Nadal in the Spaniard's first service game to race ahead 4-1 in the opening set.

Sharapova faces hostile home crowd as Federer, Nadal resume

Sharapova is set up with a tricky clash against in-form Barty who will have huge home support on Rod Laver Arena in a prime-time afternoon showdown.

Nadal drubs Australian Duckworth in Melbourne

MELBOURNE: Former champion Rafa Nadal showed no signs of discomfort from his thigh strain as he sailed through to the second round of the...

Murray, Nadal look for Brisbane bounce-back after injury-hit 2018

The season-opening tournament boasts a stellar field with Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov also in contention.

Saudi exhibition off due to Nadal injury, says Djokovic

When questioned whether that was because Nadal was injured, the new world number one said "yes".

Nadal set for Paris return, two months after US Open injury

The injury forced Nadal to withdraw from his US Open semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro.

Djokovic makes winning return in Shanghai

Djokovic, who received a first-round bye, could pass Roger Federer at number two in world rankings if he reaches Sunday's final.

Injured Nadal to miss Davis Cup semi-final with France

He will be replaced by world number 52 Albert Ramos-Vinolas for the September 14-16 clash against France.

Epic Djokovic stuns Nadal to reach Wimbledon final

Djokovic, the 2011, 2014 and 2015 champion, will face Kevin Anderson, the first South African in the final in 97 years, for the title after a 5-hour 15-minute marathon.

Warrior Nadal downs Del Potro in thriller to reach semi-finals

Juan Martin del Potro lay sprawled face down on the slippery and dusty Centre Court turf as Nadal punched away a final backhand volley to seal a 7-5 6-7(7) 4-6 6-4 6-4 win that took him into the semi-finals for the first time since 2011.

Del Potro scraps past Simon to set up Nadal clash

He completed a 7-6(1) 7-6(5) 5-7 7-6(5) win over Frenchman Gilles Simon after fading light interrupted their last-16 clash the previous evening with the fifth seed up two sets to one.

Federer, Nadal close in on dream Wimbledon final

Eight-time champion Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set on his way to a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 defeat of France's Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16th All England Club quarter-final.

Are the stars aligning for another Federer-Nadal final?

The pair are again the two best players in the world and have split the last six Grand Slam titles between them - taking their combined haul to an incredible 37 major titles.

Wimbledon shock as Halep, Zverev crash, Nadal, Djokovic move on

Zverev, playing for the third day in succession, was shocked by Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis, ranked 138, in a gruelling five sets, 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0.

Defending champ Muguruza out of Wimbledon as Nadal, Djokovic through

Muguruza's defeat leaves just top seed Simona Halep, number seven Karolina Pliskova and 10th seed Madison Keys as the remaining top-ranked contenders after two rounds.

‘It’s all about business’: Nadal blasts Wimbledon shot-clock plan

The US Open will have a shot clock for this year's tournament with Wimbledon poised to follow suit.

Former champs Sharapova, Kvitova crash out, Nadal, Djokovic through

Sharapova, the 2004 champion, was joined at the exit by 2011 and 2014 winner Petra Kvitova who was stunned by Belarusian world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Back on top, Nadal aims to end Wimbledon woe

Nadal extended his incredible record on the red dirt of Roland Garros earlier this month as he crushed Dominic Thiem to win his 11th French Open title.

Nadal gets Le Mans started with Buemi leading from pole

The Spanish grand slam great, Alonso's compatriot, was making his first visit to the Sarthe circuit as official starter after winning at Roland Garros for a record 11th time last weekend.

Nadal to miss Wimbledon warm-up at Queen’s

The 32-year-old is drained after playing 27 matches on clay over the last two months and has hinted after the final that the toll on his body might force him to miss part of the grass-court campaign.

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