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Category: Rafael Nadal

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Daniil Medvedev v Alexander Zverev: ATP World Tour Finals – live!

Updates from the group game at the 02 ArenaNadal beats Tsitsipas in gruelling three-setterAnd you can email Tumaini here or tweet him here 8.35pm GMT First set: Daniil Medvedev *2-4 Alexander Zverev: The most shocking stat of the day so far: Zverev is …

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Rafael Nadal overcomes Stefanos Tsitsipas after epic struggle

• New world No 1 edges out Greek in three close sets• Nadal must wait on ATP World Tour semi-final placeThis was a fight Rafael Nadal did not desperately need – having already secured the world No 1 ranking when Novak Djokovic fell to Roger Federer on …

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Rafael Nadal v Stefanos Tsitsipas: ATP World Tour Finals – live!

Updates from the pool match at the 02 ArenaFederer delivers masterclass in win over DjokovicAnd you can email Tumaini here or tweet him here 2.55pm GMT First set: Rafael Nadal *5-5 Stefanos Tsitsipas: Plenty of scoreboard pressure for Tsitsipas at 4-5,…

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‘Sorry Daniil, I was super lucky’: Rafael Nadal on beating Medvedev – video

Rafael Nadal had to save a match point from Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in one of the greatest comebacks of the world No 1’s career. Nadal went on to win 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (4). Speaking after the ATP Finals match Nadal apologised to Medvedev, saying that …

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Rafael Nadal battles back from the brink to beat Medvedev in thrilling style

• World No 1 saves match point and wins 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (4)• Nadal admits: ‘I was super lucky’Rafael Nadal arrived in London with a new wife and an old abdominal injury, his mood turning angry and dark when he had to deny that either were in any way …

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Rafael Nadal v Daniil Medvedev: ATP Finals group stage – live!

Game-by-game report from the early match in LondonDjokovic falls to Thiem before Federer showdownAnd feel free to email Tumaini or tweet @tumcarayol 2.09pm GMT The players are out on the court. Medvedev won the toss and chose to receive without thinkin…

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Rafael Nadal v Alexander Zverev: ATP Finals group stage – live!

Live updates from the O2 Arena in London‘Goose bumps’ and ‘pure joy’ for Tsitsipas at ATP FinalsDrop Tumaini an email | Tweet @tumcarayol 7.02pm GMT So, who will win? The head-to-head suggests that Nadal enjoys this match-up greatly, and it is difficu…

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ATP Tour Finals: Novak Djokovic eyes history but threats old and new lurk

Serb will only end the year as No 1 for a record-equalling sixth time if he survives a brutal showdown in LondonNovak Djokovic, who enthusiastically embraces the concept of the privilege of pressure, should hold his nerve in London over the next seven …

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ATP Tour Finals: big three wary of threat from tennis’ young contenders | Kevin Mitchell

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic face tough competition in London at the end of a gruelling seasonWhen the eight best players in men’s tennis gathered on the southern bank of the Thames on Friday, the three greatest of them – Roger Federe…

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US Open win shows that hard working Rafael Nadal is not finished yet | Kevin Mitchell

Admirable Spaniard has always played in Roger Federer’s long shadow but he is still capable of generating his own lightRafa Nadal has never taken his talent for granted. Of the three players who have defined his era, he is the most humble. So, as he st…

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US Open talking points: big three chase history as Andreescu amazes | Tumaini Carayol

Medvedev is waiting in the wings, but it’s still all to play for between Djokovic, Federer and Nadal, while a new challenger has shown the mentality Serena Williams needs to rediscoverNovak Djokovic arrived in New York with a shoulder injury, then Roge…

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Rafael Nadal cherishes moment at US Open as clock ticks on golden career | Tumaini Carayol

The veteran was emotional after winning his fourth title at Flushing Meadows and knows that, at 33, his time may soon be upMoments after one of the great grand slam finals of his career, Rafael Nadal sat exhausted in his seat on as endorphins and adren…

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Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev in US Open final to claim 19th major title

World No2 claims 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Russian Nadal is now within one grand slam of Roger FedererAs it happened: Bryan Graham’s game-by-game reportIn a final that had pretty much everything, Rafael Nadal turned back the challenge of the…

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US Open men’s final: Rafael Nadal v Daniil Medvedev – live!

Spaniard going for 19th grand slam title; Russian aiming for firstBianca Andreescu sees a remarkable vision come true at US OpenSerena Williams not giving up the fight to equal Court’s recordEmail Bryan with your thoughts or tweet @BryanAGraham 3.13pm …

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Rafael Nadal wary of in-form Daniil Medvedev in race for ultimate prize | Kevin Mitchell

Victory in the US Open final would put the Spaniard just one major title behind his great rival Roger FedererNot for the first time, John McEnroe stirred the game into debate when he asserted that Roger Federer may finish his career with fewer grand sl…

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Rafael Nadal overcomes early Berrettini resistance to reach US Open final

Spaniard will face Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s finalThree-time US Open champion beats Italian 7-6, 6-4, 6-1Rafael Nadal reached his fifth US Open final – and third grand slam final of the year – beating the big-serving Italian Matteo Berrettini in stra…

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US Open men’s semi-final: Rafael Nadal v Matteo Berrettini – live!

Williams out to overcome 2018 US Open final meltdownEmail Tom with your thoughts or tweet @tom_lutz 12.13am BST The winner of tonight will face Daniil Medvedev in the final, by the way – he dispatched Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. It was a struggle…

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Grigor Dimitrov’s US Open resurgence to be tested by fast-rising Medvedev

The Bulgarian’s return to form has been dramatic but his semi-final opponent has emerged from the NextGen pack as the best player outside the big threeAfter Grigor Dimitrov’s breathless five-set upset of Roger Federer on Tuesday night, one question stu…

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Rafael Nadal flexes muscles to reach semis and remain on course for fourth US Open title

Nadal wins 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to reach 33rd major semi-finalSpaniard to face 24th-seeded Matteo BerrettiniRafael Nadal overcame a spirited challenge from Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman to win 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in the US Open quarter-finals on Wednesday night at …

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Bianca Andreescu v Elise Mertens: US Open quarter-final – live!

Andreescu faces Mertens and Nadal meets Schwartzman in last eightWilliams has title in reach but Svitolina will apply pressure testTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 12.17am BST The players have made their way from the tunnel onto the court as A…