• Federer, Nadal out of top four first time since 2003

    Federer, Nadal out of top four first time since 2003

    The ATP world rankings have a very unfamiliar look to them today, with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both out of the top four for the first time since 2003.

    Federer and Nadal have 31 grand slam titles between them and have for so long been permanent fixtures in the top four, along with world number one Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

    But, while Djokovic and Murray have continued to dominate at the top of men’s tennis, Federer and Nadal have seen […]

  • Nadal seeks redemption in Beijing

    Nadal seeks redemption in Beijing

    Rafael Nadal barrelled through his opening match of the China Open Tuesday as he seeks to redeem his injury-blighted season with a strong run in Beijing.

    Nadal dropped just two games to 39th-ranked Italian Paolo Lorenzi, as top seed Andy Murray dismissed Andreas Seppi to book his place in the second round.

    Rain delayed play on all courts other than the roofed National Tennis Stadium until the evening.

    Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Nadal is approaching the end of his second consecutive season without […]