Liguori: Federer Faces Big Obstacles To Semi Showdown With NadalRafael Nadal and Roger Federer each have one more round to go, so it’s still not guaranteed at this point, but it’s the meeting that everyone is hoping to see.
No. 1 Nadal Crushes Dolgopolov, Returns To US Open QuartersRafael Nadal easily returned to the US Open quarterfinals for the first time in four years by routing Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday.
Nadal, Federer Move On To Fourth Round Of US OpenWith the roof closed at Arthur Ashe Stadium because of rain, Rafael Nadal started to find the range with his punishing shots in the second set and beat Leonardo Mayer.
Federer Falters But Comes Back To Beat Youzhny In Five SetsFederer blamed a lack of proper practice after making an uncharacteristic 68 unforced errors and being forced to go five sets again before coming back to edge a cramping Mikhail Youzhny.
Liguori: Rafael Nadal Is A Ball Of Nervous Energy Out ThereAs much as I’ve respected Rafael Nadal all these years -- he’s a legend as a player and an absolute gentleman -- he’s interesting to watch in a different kind of way due to the numerous nervous habits that accompany him on the court.
US Open Draw: Federer, Nadal Could Meet In SemifinalsIf Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal finally are going to face each other at the U.S. Open for the first time in their long rivalry, it only could happen in the semifinals.
Rafael Nadal Routs Stan Wawrinka For Record 10th French Open TitleNot only did Nadal win every set he played in the tournament, he dropped a total of only 35 games, the second fewest by any man on the way to any title at a major tournament with all matches being best-of-five-sets in the Open era, which dates to 1968.
Nadal Survives, Sets Up Epic Australian Open Final Against FedererRafael Nadal fended off Grigor Dimitrov in five long sets on Friday to set up a vintage title match against Roger Federer at the Australian Open, where every singles finalist is aged 30 or over.
Rafael Nadal Easily Wins To Reach 4th Round At US OpenWith a spectacular `tweener lob to get to match point, Rafael Nadal easily won again at the U.S. Open to reach the fourth round for the first time since winning the 2013 title.
What To Watch Monday At US Open: Djokovic, Nadal Put Wrists To The TestNadal missed 2½ months because of a problem with the tendon sheath in his wrist, pulling out of the French Open before the third round, then skipping Wimbledon altogether. The No. 1-seeded Djokovic said his wrist began bothering him shortly before the start of the Rio Games, where he lost in the first round.
Schwartz: Arthur Ashe Kids Day Provides Mix Of Tennis, Entertainment Ahead Of US OpenThis year’s event takes place Saturday and will feature current tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as well as musical performances from Flo Rida, Laura Marano, Jordan Fisher, Zara Larsson, Troye Sivan and Forever in Your Mind.
9-Time Champ Nadal Pulls Out Of French Open Due To InjuryThe left-handed Spaniard wore a blue brace on his wrist during what he called "one of the toughest press conferences in my career."
Chatelain: Tennis’ Match-Fixing Scandal Has Echoes Of Baseball, SteroidsPractically everyone in the sport is now under suspicion -- just like every Major League Baseball player who could hit a ball over a fence with some regularity in the late '90s or early 2000s was a suspected juicer.
Australian Open Shocker: 14-Time Slam Champ Nadal Out In First RoundFor five sets and nearly five hours, two chiseled Spanish left-handers went head-to-head again at the Australian Open. It wasn't a semifinal this time, though, and It didn't end nearly as well for Rafael Nadal.
Rafael Nadal Hoping To Finish Tough Season With A BangNadal hopes his hard work will pay off in a rewarding end of the season, starting this week in Cincinnati and extending into the U.S. Open.