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Tennis Stars Advance At Australian Open Despite Injuries

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 03.17.2012 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia — Anyone who didn't know Novak Djokovic won three of the four Grand Slam titles last year only had to look at his shoes. T...

Nadal Calls Out Federer

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 03.16.2012 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia — Third-seeded Victoria Azarenka won 12 straight games to finish off Heather Watson 6-1, 6-0 in 67 minutes Monday in the op...

Rafael Nadal Pranks David Ferrer With Shaving Foam (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2012 | Home

Sure he was busy helping Spain beat Argentina in the Davis Cup this week, but tennis ace Rafael Nadal also found time to pull a prank on teammate, Dav...

Rafael Nadal Rallies For Spain In Davis Cup

AP | By PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 12.05.2011 | Sports

SEVILLE, Spain -- Rafael Nadal is a winner once again. The second-ranked Nadal overcame a terrible start to beat Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 1-...

LOOK: Rafael Nadal Gets Cheeky With Argentinean Tennis Player

Posted 11.29.2011 | Gay Voices

Spanish tennis champ Rafael Nadal got a little cheeky over the weekend, greeting Argentinean player Juan Monaco in a particularly intimate way as you ...

HIGHLIGHTS: Roger Federer Routs Rafel Nadal

AP | CAROLINE CHEESE | Posted 01.23.2012 | Sports

LONDON — No tears, no drama, no contest. The 26th episode of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's compelling rivalry was one of their most one-sided...

WATCH: Nastiest On-Court Tennis Spats

Bleacher Report | Posted 12.30.2011 | Sports

Forget breaking a racket—that isn't too bad. These guys and girls are getting nasty.  Giving out abuse and getting physical with officials, fell...

Murray Moves on, Nadal Nada

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.13.2011 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

After losing the first set tie breaker, 7-5, Nadal's game deteriorated, while Mayer played a relatively mistake-free contest, full of his signature slicing backhands and finessing drop shots.

Nadal and Murry Advance, Chance of Upset Looms

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.13.2011 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Despite top seeds Nadal, Murray and Ferrer all advancing on day two of the second round of the 2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters, no one is safe from upset on the ultra-fast Chinese hard court.

Nadal Complains About Tennis Calendar After Win

AP | By PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 11.16.2011 | Sports

CORDOBA, Spain -- Rafael Nadal wants an immediate fix to overcrowded tennis calendar or players may examine tougher options to force a change. Nadal ...

Djokovic Beats Nadal In U.S. Open Final

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.12.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Bothered by pain in his back, ribs and cramping legs, Novak Djokovic was face-down beside the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium, getting m...

Djokovic vs. Nadal LIVE UPDATES

Posted 11.12.2011 | Sports

The oft delayed but thoroughly enjoyable 2011 U.S. open will come to a close on Monday afternoon with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic squaring off against ...

Roger Federer's Slow Mental Decline

Benjamin Hart | Posted 11.12.2011 | Sports
Benjamin Hart

Roger Federer is now 30 years old, a grizzled veteran by tennis standards. Perhaps his age, and the physical toll tennis has taken on him has, ever so slightly, given him less of the killer instinct he once possessed in droves.

U.S. Open Final: Djokovic vs. Nadal

Posted 11.11.2011 | Sports

By Peter Bodo of NEW YORK—It’s a shopworn cliché, but seldom has it been as meaningful in tennis as right now, on the eve of the U....

U.S. Open 2011: Semifinal Results

Posted 11.11.2011 | Sports

By Tennis Panorama News FLUSHING MEADOWS, New York – Novak Djokovic rallies from match points down to oust Roger Federer again, Rafael Nadal tame...

Rafa Routs Roddick To Reach Semifinals At U.S. Open

Posted 11.09.2011 | Sports

By Richard Pagliaro of NEW YORK—Andy Roddick directed traffic in his fourth-round win yesterday, but was run over by a rampaging Rafae...

U.S. Open Results: Day 11

Posted 11.09.2011 | Sports

By Tennis Panorama News FLUSHING MEADOWS, New York – Two American men – Andy Roddick and John Isner have reached the quarterfinals of the US Op...

Nadal Rolls Into Quarterfinals

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Defending champ Rafael Nadal took full advantage of a fresh start, dominating Gilles Muller when their rain-delayed match resumed at the U...

Who Is The Hottest Male Tennis Player At The U.S. Open?

Posted 11.07.2011 | Sports

It's that time again. Now that the preliminary matches of the 2011 U.S. Open are finally behind us, we can spare a few moments, and a few lingering gl...

U.S. Open 2011 Schedule: Day 10

Posted 11.07.2011 | Sports

By Tennis Panorama News Schedule for Day 10: Wednesday, September 7 2011 Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Start Time 1. Men’s Singles – 4th Rou...

U.S. Open Results: Day 7

Posted 11.05.2011 | Sports

By Tennis Panorama News FLUSHING MEADOWS, New York – Nadal, Zvonareva advance, Stosur and Kirilenko play longest tiebreak, Young upsets Chela on ...

Nadal Collapses During Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.04.2011 | Sports

Generally, when a top-ranked tennis player "collapses" at a major tournament it means that they've lost unexpectedly to a lower-ranked opponent or squ...

Nadal Blisters Nalbandian At U.S. Open

Posted 11.04.2011 | Sports

By EDDIE PELLS, Associated Press NEW YORK -- Blister on his foot? Not to worry. Another match that got too close for comfort at times? That didn...

PHOTOS: 6 Sports Stars Who Dished On Divorce

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 11.03.2011 | Divorce

Athletes are often thought of as too strong to admit weakness or emotion, but Rafael Nadal's recently published memoir, "Rafa: My Story" breaks with t...

Jordan Schultz

Rafael Nadal's Coach: 'Djokovic Is Better Than Us' | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.02.2011 | Sports

When Rafael Nadal won this summer's French Open, he eclipsed Roger Federer to become the second youngest player ever to reach double-digit Grand Slams...