Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal beats Nicolas Almagro during the second round of the Roland Garros 2015 French Tennis Open in Paris on May 28, 2015. (Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal Gets Into Gear, Moves On At French Open

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain eased into the third round of the French Open with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 win against countryman Nicolas Almagro on Thursday.

05/28/2015

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Breezes Past Quentin Halys In First Round Of French Open

On his return to center court, nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal enjoyed a quiet Tuesday afternoon.

05/26/2015

Rafael Nadal takes a break during a training session prior the 2015 French Open at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 20, 2015. (Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

Nadal, Djokovic, Serena In Action Tuesday At French Open

If everyone else wants to look ahead to a potential marquee quarterfinal, the players who met in two of the past three finals at the French Open do not.

05/26/2015

Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic plays a backhand suring his match against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan on the second day of the French Open on May 25, 2015 in Paris. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Berdych, Defending Champ Sharapova Off To Fast Starts At French Open

Getting past his first round opponent at the French Open was easy. Breaking the Big Four domination will be a lot harder for Tomas Berdych.

05/25/2015

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Djokovic Looms In Nadal’s Toughest-Ever Draw At French Open

The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.

05/22/2015

Rafael Nadal addresses the press after losing his men's singles match against Tomas Berdych on Day 9 of the 2015 Australian Open on January 27, 2015. (Photo by Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal Bounced From Australian Open; Sharapova Advances To Semis

Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

01/27/2015

Rafael Nadal (R) shakes hands with Tim Smyczek of the US after winning their men's singles match on Day 3 of the Australian Open on January 21, 2015. (Photo by William West/AFP/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal Blown Away By U.S. Qualifier’s ‘Amazing’ Sportsmanship

For more than four hours, Tim Smyczek fought desperately for every point against Nadal at the Australian Open. Then, in the fifth set, he gave his opponent a break.

01/21/2015

Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates after defeating Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in their men's singles quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2014 US Open. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Liguori: Marathon Man Kei Nishikori Continues To Make History At US Open

Tenth seed Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese player in the Open Era to advance to a Grand Slam semifinal with a five-set win over 2014 Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4.

09/03/2014

Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens, hosts the US Open Tennis Championships. (Credit: Getty Images)

Tennis Fans Flock To Queens For Start Of US Open

It’s the calm before the excitement begins at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows where 700,000 fans are expected to fill the stands over the next two weeks.

08/25/2014

Rafael Nadal (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

2013 Champ Rafael Nadal Out Of US Open With Wrist Injury

It’s only the fourth time in the Open era, which began in 1968, that the reigning U.S. Open men’s champion is not in the field.

08/18/2014

Roger Federer celebrates after winning his final match against David Ferrer on Day 9 of the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Federer, Serena Head Into US Open On High Note

By now, everyone knows Roger Federer’s itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner’s trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the US Open.

08/18/2014

Rafael Nadal (Photo by Scott Heavey/AELTC - Pool/Getty Images)

Nadal Out Of 2 Tournaments Because Of Right Wrist

Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.

07/30/2014

Rafael Nadal celebrates during his French Open final victory on June 8, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images)

Nadal Wins 9th French Open, Tops Djokovic In Final

The “King of Clay” proved that again on Sunday, winning the title at Roland Garros for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a row, by beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in the final.

06/08/2014

Rafael Nadal (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Agassi Says Nadal — Not Federer — Is Greatest Tennis Player Ever

Agassi made the comments in an interview with Singapore newspaper Straits Times, saying Nadal’s achievements are more impressive because he has had to deal with tougher opponents.

05/08/2014

Stan Wawrinka celebrates after his victory against Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final of the Australian Open on Jan. 26, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Grand Stan! Wawrinka Upsets Rafael Nadal In Australian Open Final

Stan Wawrinka added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of firsts in a stunning run to his maiden Grand Slam title, extending his rival’s injury-cursed run at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 upset in Sunday’s final.

01/26/2014

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