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  • Nadal regains No.1 spot

    Rafael Nadal regained the number one spot ahead of the French Open in the world rankings on Monday after winning his eighth Rome Masters title.

  • 'I'm coming for the trophy'

    Fresh from attending the Royal wedding, Serena Williams will take aim at the upstarts who have been honeymooning at the majors in her absence when she makes her long-awaited Grand Slam return at Roland Garros.

  • Nadal stages incredible comeback

    Rafael Nadal won the Rome Masters for the eighth time on Sunday when he defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 after a stunning comeback.

  • Rafa bests Novak

    Rafael Nadal won a royal battle against old foe Novak Djokovic to reach his 10th Rome Masters final and stay on course to reclaim the world No 1 spot. Nadal, who is now 10-0 in semi-finals at the Foro Italico, earned a hard-fought 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 win as he continued his bid to lift an eighth career title at the Foro Italico.

  • Nadal rallies into semis

    Rafael Nadal continued his clay domination on Friday, rallying from a set down to reach the Italian Open semifinals with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Fabio Fognini.

  • Djokovic sets up Nadal semi

    Novak Djokovic continued a post-injury resurgence with a hard-fought win over Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open at the Foro Italico in Rome yesterday.

  • Nadal breaks McEnroe's record

    Rafael Nadal broke John McEnroe's 34-year record on Thursday by winning his 50th consecutive set on clay at the Madrid Open.

  • Nadal 50 and out

    Rafael Nadal suffered his first clay-court defeat in almost a year when the world number one was shocked 7-5, 6-3 by Austria's Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Masters quarterfinals on Friday.

  • Djokovic dumped out of Madrid by Edmund

    Novak Djokovic crashes out of the Madrid Open as the 12-time Grand Slam champion loses in three sets to Britain's Kyle Edmund.

  • Djokovic dumped out of Madrid Open by Britain's Edmund

    Novak Djokovic crash out of the Madrid Open on Wednesday as the 12-time grand slam champion lost in three sets to Britain's Kyle Edmund.

  • Nadal, Murray head Queen's line-up

    Spain's world number one Rafael Nadal heads what organisers say is the most formidable line-up for Queen's, the historic grass tournament in London that is a key warm-up event for Wimbledon.

  • Nadal hits 11 again

    World number one Rafael Nadal made light work of Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the Barcelona Open final 6-2, 6-1 yesterday, lifting the

  • Table Tennis team denied Swedish visa

    The Bangladesh women's team will not be able to take part in the World Team Table Tennis Championships due to 'negligence' of the

  • Unstoppable Nadal in final

    Rafael Nadal racked up the 400th clay court victory of his career on Saturday as he swept past Belgium's David Goffin 6-4, 6-0 to reach

  • Nadal eyes title after Dimitrov, Thiem crash out

    Rafael Nadal's path to an 11th Barcelona title is cleared of dangermen Grigor Dimitrov and Dominic Thiem after they crashed to shock quarter-final losses.

  • Nadal eases into Barcelona quarter-finals

    Rafael Nadal extends his Open Era record to 40 for consecutive sets win on clay when he eases past Guillermo Garcia Lopez 6-1, 6-3 and into the Barcelona quarter-finals.

  • Djokovic stunned; Nadal breezes

    Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise defeat in his latest comeback from injury at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday as Rafael Nadal got his bid for an 11th title safely off the ground.

  • Nadal first to 11

    Rafael Nadal romped to a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside an outclassed Kei Nishikori in Sunday's

  • Nadal faces Nishikori in final

    World number one Rafael Nadal swept aside Grigor Dimitrov to ease into his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-4, 6-1 victory on Saturday, while Kei Nishikori edged out Alexander Zverev.

  • Nadal thrashes Thiem

    Rafael Nadal crushed fifth seed Dominic Thiem 6-0, 6-2 to romp into the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals on Friday as he stepped up

  • Nadal sets up Thiem clash

    World number one Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Russian Karen Khachanov on Thursday to set up a "difficult" Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final against Dominic Thiem, after the Austrian stunned Novak Djokovic.

  • Thiem stuns Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters by an inspired Dominic Thiem in the third round on Thursday, with the

  • Djokovic sets up Thiem clash

    Novak Djokovic needed 10 match points to claim a hard-fought straight-sets victory over the dangerous Borna Coric on Wednesday,

  • Novak returns with a win

    Former world number one Novak Djokovic showed signs of a return to form with a 6-0, 6-1 thrashing of fellow Serb Dusan Lajovic in the

  • Final day flourish not enough

    Though the players of Palolic Club of Bangladesh had a tremendous outing on the final day of the Advocate Golam Mostafa Memorial South Asian

  • Nadal eases past Zverev

    Rafael Nadal kept Spain's Davis Cup hopes alive by beating Alexander Zverez on Sunday in the fourth rubber of their quarter-final against

  • Close defeat for hosts

    Palolic Club of Bangladesh were defeated by HUAWEI Club of Nepal on the opening day of the Advocate Golam Mostafa Memorial South

  • Rafa returns in style

    Rafael Nadal described his return to action as "a memorable day" after the 16-time Grand Slam winner pulled Spain level in their

  • C'ship from 7th

    Bangladesh is all set to host the inaugural South Asian Club Table Tennis Championship with the champions of the premier leagues

  • Nadal reclaims ATP top spot

    Rafael Nadal reclaimed top spot in the men's ATP rankings on Monday a day after Swiss rival Roger Federer crashed out in Miami to