Rafael Nadal: Clay legend—and one of the greatest US Open champs ever
NEW YORK—Three thoughts on Rafael Nadal’s 16th Grand Slam singles title, earned with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Grand Slam final neophyte Kevin Anderson: 1. It’s the summer of 2010. Nadal has just won his second Wimbledon and eighth major title. His best showings at the US Open... Read more
Rafael Nadal looks healthy—and downright dangerous—in commanding win over Andrey Kuznetsov
  Rafael Nadal is into the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2013, when he won the tournament a second time. (AP) NEW YORK—Coming into the U.S. Open, Rafael Nadal said that he wasn’t in top form. Nursing a left wrist injury, the Spaniard pulled... Read more
Cincinnati ATP Preview: Olympians Kei Nishikori, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray right back at it
  Bronze medalist Kei Nishikori could meet gold-medal winner Andy Murray in the quarterfinals. (AP) From Rio to Ohio the tours go. If that sounds like a comedown, well, pretty much anything would be after the Olympics. The Games had it all, except for one thing: ranking points. They... Read more
Nadal pulls out of tune-up for Wimbledon, citing wrist injury
The 14-time Grand Slam champion withdrew from Queen's Club on Wednesday. (AP) LONDON (AP) Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Queen’s Club grass-court tournament that serves as a tuneup for Wimbledon, citing the left wrist injury that cut his French Open short. Read more
Murray tops Nadal to reach second straight Madrid Open final
The world No. 2 fought off a strong challenge by the Spaniard, serving eight aces and saving 11 break points. Read more
Murray, Nadal to meet in Madrid Open semis in rematch of last year’s final
Murray defeated Nadal in straight sets last year to win his first Masters title on clay. (AP) MADRID (AP) Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal will meet again in the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Saturday, a rematch of last year’s final won by the British player. Read more
The Spaniard had four aces and no double faults against the 39th-ranked Russian, winning the match in 1 hour, 18 minutes. Read more
The Spaniard won only three tournaments last season. (AP) MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal arrives at the Madrid Masters with a chance to erase doubts about his form going into Roland Garros. The former No. Read more
None BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Fresh from winning his ninth Monte Carlo Masters title, Rafael Nadal arrived in Spain ready to win his ninth at the Barcelona Open. Read more