| Jan 27, 2015
| 11:57 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal kept telling anyone who would listen that his fitness levels wouldn't stand up to the rigors of a two-week Grand Slam tournament. Tomas Berdych proved him right.
Nadal, who had played only eight matches since...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:00 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.
On the women's side, second-seeded Maria Sharapova, who beat Eugenie Bouchard on...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:21 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — If Rafael Nadal needed any reminding of how long it has been since he won the Australian Open, he only needed to look at the "09" on the back of his left shoe.
After spending most of the last six months on the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 4:53 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal dropped to his knees, clasping his hands tightly and appearing to be on the verge of tears as he celebrated a win at the Australian Open.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion has played some epic matches on Rod Laver...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 11:28 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — For the first time in a dozen years, Roger Federer won't feature in the Australian Open semifinals after being beaten 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5) Friday in the third round by Andreas Seppi.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion had...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:06 AM
— Roger Federer is out of the Australian Open, his chances of reaching a 12th consecutive semifinal at Melbourne Park erased in a shocking third-round loss to Andreas Seppi on Friday.
Rafael Nadal is still in contention, rebounding from his five-...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:21 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them to complete convincing wins Sunday and move into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
French Open champion Sharapova was broken once in the first set...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 10:43 PM
I don't know if I've ever wavered in my picks for a tennis major as I have for this one -- the Australian Open, which starts at about 7 p.m. Sunday, Eastern time.
(Melbourne is 16 hours ahead of us, so it's kind of like Hawaii the next day. Play will...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 4:48 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal didn't give the impression he was lacking any confidence as he raced through the first round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win Monday over Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny.
Coming back from a...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 10:28 PM
6:30 a.m. Golf: Perth International final round (d. in Australia).--Golf
7 a.m. Running: Marine Corps Marathon.--CSN
7 a.m. Tennis: WTA Championships final: Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep.--ESPN2
9:25 a.m. Soccer: English Premier League:...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Madrid, 15 dic (EFE).- Catorce títulos en 28 finales fue el balance del tenis español en esta temporada marcada por las lesiones de Rafael Nadal, la lucha por el número uno del mundo al final de la misma entre el serbio Novak Djokovic y el...