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Nadal eyes 11th French Open but insists 'Rome triumph means nothing'

May 21, 2018 - 2:33 PM

The Spaniard remains the best clay-courter of the Open Era with an astonishing 408-36 record

NOT SLOWING DOWN. Right after winning in Rome, Rafael Nadal turns his focus on the French Open. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/ AFP


Nadal dismisses Djokovic, sets up Zverev clash in Rome final

May 20, 2018 - 9:56 AM

The world number two Spaniard trims the deficit in his head-to-head series with Djokovic to 26-25

CONFIDENCE BOOSTER. Rafael Nadal’s impressive win over Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters bodes well for his French Open bid. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

No Federer, Serena, Sharapova? No problem for Roland Garros

May 24, 2017 - 12:00 PM

French tennis historian Jean Christophe Piffau says the absence of these 3 stars does not weaken the tournament because Roland Garros remains an institution and the Holy Grail for a player

A PERFECT 10. A 10th Monte Carlo Masters and a 10th title in Barcelona. Now Rafael Nadal targets what many in the sport thought was impossible: a 10th Roland Garros. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Alexander Zverev joins tennis top 10 after Rome win

May 23, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Alexander Zverev s Rome Masters victory helped him take the 10th spot in the ATP rankings

MOVING UP. The 20-year old Alexander Zverev of Germany (R) moves up 7 places to 10. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Zverev stuns Djokovic to win Rome Masters

May 22, 2017 - 12:40 AM

The 20 year old Alexander Zverev becomes the first player born in the 1990s to win a Masters title

Alexander Zverev of Germany (R) poses with the trophy after winning the ATP Tennis Open final against Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia on May 21, 2017, at the Foro Italico in Rome.  Germany's Alexander Zverev stunned four-time Rome champion Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 to win his first Masters title on Sunday, confirming his status as a French Open dangerman. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABI

Djokovic crushes Thiem to secure Zverev Rome final

May 21, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Everything that I intended to do I have done it and even more Novak Djokovic says of his match against Dominic Thiem

Brilliant Thiem ends Nadal winning streak in Rome

May 20, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Dominic Thiem will now meet the winner of the quarter final clash between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro

WINNER. After defeating the 4th seeded Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem now has a 17-3 record on clay this year. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Murray celebrates birthday with upset win over Djokovic in Rome

May 16, 2016 - 2:36 AM

Andy Murray shocks Novak Djokovic to win the Rome Masters title and the blows out birthday candles afterwards

UPSET IN ROME. Andy Murray blows the candles out of his birthday cake after beating Serbian Novak Djokovic to win his first Rome Masters title. Photo by Claudio Onorati/EPA

Djokovic shakes off ankle injury, sets up Murray final in Rome

May 15, 2016 - 8:41 AM

World number one Novak Djokovic overcomes a self inflicted ankle injury to defeat Kei Nishikori to set up a second final against Andy Murray in as many weeks

ROME FINAL. Novak Djokovic learned a hard lesson about not cleaning his shoes with his tennis racket, but lived to hold off Kei Nishikori. Photo by Claudio Onorati/EPA

'Extra gear' eases Djokovic past Nadal into Rome semis

May 14, 2016 - 4:08 AM

Novak Djokovic awaits the winner between Kei Nishikori and Dominic Thiem before a possible second final against Andy Murray in successive weeks

ON TO THE SEMIS. Novak Djokovic ran his winning streak over Rafael Nadal to 7 matches with a win in the Rome Masters quarterfinals. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Nadal beats Kyrgios, sets up Rome quarters showdown with Djokovic

May 13, 2016 - 3:52 AM

Nadal breaks Kyrgios in the first game of the second set and never looked back on his way to a convincing win that sets up a showdown with Djokovic

BUILT IN A DAY. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet for the 49th time. Photo by Claudio Onorati/EPA

Nadal reasserts mastery over Federer in Rome romp

May 20, 2013 - 6:15 AM

En route to the Rome Masters title Rafael Nadal dominated Roger Federer to win his 20th match against the Swiss legend

Serena destroys Azarenka for Rome title

May 20, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Serena Williams easily crushed Vika Azarenka to win the Rome Masters

Federer, Nadal clash in Rome Masters final

May 19, 2013 - 9:51 AM

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet for the 30th time this time at the Rome Masters final in Italy

Sharapova pulls out, Djokovic crashes out of Rome Masters

May 18, 2013 - 1:48 PM

Maria Sharapova pulled out while Novak Djokovic was booted out of the Rome Masters yesterday

Photo by Frederic Brown/AFP.

Nadal struggles as top seeds advance in Rome

May 17, 2013 - 10:43 AM

Rafael Nadal struggled but still joined other top seeds into the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters

RECORD-CHASING. Nadal's bid for a 7th Rome title remains on track. Photo from the ATP World Tour's Facebook page.

Injured Murray doubtful for French Open

May 16, 2013 - 12:29 PM

Andy Murray admitted that he could miss the French Open after an injury forced him out of the Rome Masters

OUT AGAIN. Murray's French Open participation is in question after quitting in Rome. Photo from Andy Murray's Facebook page.

Federer, Djokovic, Murray look for answers in Rome

May 12, 2013 - 12:27 PM

After early exits in Madrid Roger Federer Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray look for answers in Rome