Nadal

PARIS  | With 11th French, Nadal not obsessed with Federer’s 20 Slams

PARIS — Rafael Nadal’s 11th French Open title raised his Grand Slam trophy count to 17, three away from the men’s record held by Roger Federer. That doesn’t necessarily mean Nadal is fixated on catching his rival. “Of course I would love to have 20, like Roger, in the future — or even more,” Nadal … Continue reading PARIS  | With 11th French, Nadal not obsessed with Federer’s 20 Slams

Nadal, Dimitrov advance to Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — If Rafael Nadal wanted a fitness test in the first week of the Australian Open, he got one in his almost four-hour, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 win over Diego Schwartzman. No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov did it tough, too, before advancing to the quarterfinals at the expense of the last Aussie … Continue reading Nadal, Dimitrov advance to Australian Open quarterfinals

Nadal beats Schwartzman, reaches Aussie Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — If Rafael Nadal wanted a fitness test in the first week, he got one in his almost four-hour, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 win over Diego Schwartzman. After embracing at the net, his spot in a 10th Australian Open quarterfinal secure, top-ranked Nadal draped an arm around his Argentine friend and … Continue reading Nadal beats Schwartzman, reaches Aussie Open quarterfinals

Nadal into 4th round; oldest and youngest out in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The heat wasn’t a factor for Rafael Nadal this time against Damir Dzumhur, despite the searing temperature causing trouble for players earlier Friday at the Australian Open. Nadal reached the fourth round in Australia for the 11th time with the 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 win, and leveled his career head-to-head record with … Continue reading Nadal into 4th round; oldest and youngest out in Australia

Nadal into 3rd round; Wozniacki saves 2 MPs to advance

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Rafael Nadal had to wait while Caroline Wozniacki saved two match points and worked her way back into the Australian Open in the preceding match on Rod Laver Arena. Nadal, the 2017 runner-up, wasted no time in reaching the third round, dropping only one service game — while serving for the … Continue reading Nadal into 3rd round; Wozniacki saves 2 MPs to advance

Nadal beats Chung to guarantee ending the year as No. 1

PARIS/November 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) —  Rafael Nadal will finish the year as the top-ranked player for the fourth time. The 31-year-old Spaniard assured himself the No. 1 ranking by beating Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-3 Wednesday in the second round of the Paris Masters. The 16-time Grand Slam winner had not finished the year at the … Continue reading Nadal beats Chung to guarantee ending the year as No. 1

Halep secures top ranking, Nadal vs Kyrgios in Beijing final

October 7, 2017 (STL.News) – Simona Halep will take over the top ranking after reaching the China Open final on Saturday, and Rafael Nadal will play Nick Kyrgios for the men’s title. Halep beat French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4, ensuring that when the WTA rankings are updated on Monday she will be the … Continue reading Halep secures top ranking, Nadal vs Kyrgios in Beijing final

Muguruza joins US Open champion Nadal at No. 1 for Spain

NEW YORK/September 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Garbine Muguruza made her debut at No. 1 on Monday, joining U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal in making Spain the first country since the United States 14 years ago to top the WTA and ATP rankings. Andre Agassi and Serena Williams were both No. 1 in 2003. Muguruza, the Wimbledon champion … Continue reading Muguruza joins US Open champion Nadal at No. 1 for Spain