Rafael Nadal

Djokovic plays down injury fears, back for Madrid


- Novak Djokovic has played down fears he will miss this year's French Open, saying the wrist injury he sustained at the Monte Carlo Masters last week is not as serious as first feared.

Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in Monaco semis

MONTE CARLO - Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer 6-1 7-6 (3) on Saturday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 19 Apr 2014

Nadal's claycourt streak ended by bold Ferrer

- Rafael Nadal's 30-match claycourt winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was stunned 7-6(1) 6-4 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 18 Apr 2014

Nadal admits lack of confidence

- Despite going into the Monte Carlo Masters on the back of another impressive unbeaten run on clay, Rafael Nadal admitted six weeks before his beloved French Open that he has been struggling with his confidence for months.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 18 Apr 2014

Nadal recovers from shaky start to go through

- Claycourt machine Rafael Nadal recovered from a stuttering start to beat Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4 6-1 and reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 16 Apr 2014

Djokovic strolls into Monte Carlo third round

- Novak Djokovic opened his Monte Carlo Masters title defense with a 6-1 6-0 demolition of Spanish qualifier Albert Montanes on Tuesday to reach the third round.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 15 Apr 2014

Federer floors Djokovic in Dubai semis

DUBAI - Roger Federer rolled back the years to stun Novak Djokovic 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championship on Friday, his first victory in four meetings with the world number two.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 28 Feb 2014

Djokovic says Becker hired to improve mental toughness

DUBAI - Coach Boris Becker can help Novak Djokovic acquire a greater mental toughness to better his recent record in grand slam finals, the Serb said ahead of the Dubai Championships which begin on Monday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 23 Feb 2014

Unhappy Del Potro says won't play Davis Cup this year

BUENOS AIRES - Juan Martin del Potro said on Monday he will not play in Argentina's Davis Cup playoff tie in September due to his differences with the Argentine Tennis Association (AAT).

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 17 Feb 2014

Ferrer lands third Buenos Aires clay title in a row

BUENOS AIRES - David Ferrer won his third consecutive Buenos Aires ATP claycourt title, and the sixth in a row by a Spaniard, when he beat Italian Fabio Fognini 6-4 6-3 in the final on Sunday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 16 Feb 2014
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

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