Rafael Nadal to play Paris Masters next month | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Rafael Nadal announced on Tuesday that he will compete in the Paris Masters next month, despite previously saying he might not play again this season. The 34-year-old won a record-extending 13th French Open title earlier this month with a one-sided final victory over world number one Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros. “It’s indoor season … Read more Rafael Nadal to play Paris Masters next month | Tennis News – Times of India

Rublev wins fourth title of year, tying Djokovic

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Andrey Rublev joined Novak Djokovic as the only men to win four tour singles titles in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season as he beat Borna Coric 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Sunday in the final of the St. Petersburg Open. Rublev came back from 5-2 down to win the first-set tiebreak with a … Read more Rublev wins fourth title of year, tying Djokovic

I played at my highest level when I needed to: Rafael Nadal | Tennis News – Times of India

Rafael Nadal rewrote more records on Sunday than Nick Hornby has scripted movie plots. The Spaniard might not consider the straight-set victory over Novak Djokovic, arch-rival and chief antagonist between the chalked lines, his sweetest, but it is definitely his most significant. Not for the fact that it gave him his 13th Coupe des Mousquetaires … Read more I played at my highest level when I needed to: Rafael Nadal | Tennis News – Times of India

Reopening the GOAT debate after 2020 French Open

Roger Federer‘s reaction on social media when Rafael Nadal secured his 20th Grand Slam singles title on Sunday at Roland Garros — equaling Federer’s all-time men’s record — was a memorable, heartfelt statement paying tribute to Nadal as both lifelong rival and friend. “It is a true honor for me to congratulate him on his … Read more Reopening the GOAT debate after 2020 French Open

‘What counts is victory’, says peerless Nadal | Tennis News – Times of India

When Rafael Nadal beat the Argentinian Mariano Puerta in four sets to win his first major title at the French Open back in 2005, no one had any idea that it was the start of one of the most remarkable winning sequences in any sport. Since then, Nadal has won 100 matches at Roland Garros … Read more ‘What counts is victory’, says peerless Nadal | Tennis News – Times of India

Andy Murray elected to ATP Player Council

1:40 PM ET Reuters Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Former world No. 1 Andy Murray and three others have been elected to the ATP’s Player Council to replace the Novak Djokovic-led group who resigned from the body to form a breakaway union, the governing body of men’s tennis announced on Monday. Murray, Felix … Read more Andy Murray elected to ATP Player Council

Tennis Rankings: Iga Swiatek Moves Up 37 Places after French Open Win, Rafael Nadal Remains World No.2

Poland’s Iga Swiatek has shot up 37 places to 17th in WTA rankings released Monday, following her stunning French Open win over the weekend. The 19-year-old Pole ensured her place in history when she became her country’s first major singles champion on Saturday. The top three remains unchanged, Australian Ashleigh Barty still leading the … Read more Tennis Rankings: Iga Swiatek Moves Up 37 Places after French Open Win, Rafael Nadal Remains World No.2

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and the ‘GOAT’ debate of men’s tennis | Tennis News – Times of India

Men’s tennis has been dominated by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic since the early 2000s. Following are some key facts and records as the trio battle for the top spot in the race to be crowned the ‘Greatest of All Time’. GRAND SLAM TITLESFederer: 20 (Australian Open 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018; … Read more Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and the ‘GOAT’ debate of men’s tennis | Tennis News – Times of India

Rafael Nadal deserves all the accolades of his 2020 French Open victory

For an agonizing split second, Rafael Nadal was frozen, waiting to see whether the heavy slice serve he just launched toward Novak Djokovic would be called an ace or an out ball. The silence confirmed it. Nadal sank to his knees, his grin growing to the point where it looked like he was laughing as … Read more Rafael Nadal deserves all the accolades of his 2020 French Open victory