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French Open to increase prize money to 20.6 mln pounds this year  Apr 16, 12:42 pm
London, Apr 16 (ANI): The French Open will reportedly increase the prize money to 20.6 million pounds this year, with the singles champions each receiving 1.36 million pounds.
Nadal retains World No.1 status in ATP rankings  Apr 15, 9:59 am
Berlin (Germany), Apr.15 (ANI): Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has retained his World No.1 status in the men's tennis rankings, going into the first clay-court Masters of the season in Monte Carlo. He is followed Serb Novak Djokovic
Nadal seeking to be '100 percent' to 'make difference' on clay at Monte Carlo Masters  Apr 13, 11:40 am
Johannesburg, Apr 13 (ANI): World No.1 Rafael Nadal has said that he needs to be at his '100 percent' and more aggressive to move himself well on clay and make a difference at the Monte Carlo Masters starting on Sunday.
Nadal retains top spot in new ATP rankings  Apr 8, 9:03 am
Johannesburg, Apr 8 (ANI): World No.1 Rafael Nadal has retained his spot on top of the recent men's tennis rankings issued by the ATP.
'King of Clay' Nadal hoping to improve game ahead of clay-court season  Apr 2, 12:56 pm
Johannesburg, Apr 2 (ANI): World No.1 Rafael Nadal has said that he still needs to improve his game as he prepares to launch his clay-court season in a bid to win his ninth French Open title.
Djokovic closes in on Nadal in latest ATP rankings following Sony Open win  Apr 1, 8:47 am
Johannesburg, Apr 1 (ANI): World No.2 Novak Djokovic has reportedly closed in on top-ranked Rafael Nadal in the latest men's tennis rankings issued by the ATP following his Miami Masters win over the Spaniard.
Nadal to meet Djokovic in Sony Open finals after quarter-final 'walkovers'  Mar 29, 10:45 am
London, Mar 29 (ANI): The world's top two seeds, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet each other in Sunday's Sony Open final after both of their opponents pulled out of their respective semi-final clashes in Miami.
Nadal, Wawrinka book fourth-round spots in Sony Open  Mar 25, 8:53 am
London, Mar 25 (ANI): World number one Rafael Nadal and Swiss champion Stanislas Wawrinka have breezed into the fourth round of the Sony Open in their bid to seek their first Miami titles.
Tomic loses shortest match in ATP history   Mar 21, 10:53 am
Sydney, Mar 21 (ANI): Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has lost the shortest match in ATP history after crashing to a 6-0, 6-1 defeat at the hands of Finnish Jarkko Nieminen at the Sony Open within just 28 minutes and 20 seconds.
Nadal, Serena maintain lead on top of latest tennis rankings  Mar 18, 10:10 am
Johannesburg, Mar 18 (ANI): World's top tennis stars Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have maintained their lead at the top of the latest ATP and the WTA rankings.
Sampras, Nadal to represent Team Mumbai in Bhupathi-backed IPTL  Mar 3, 2:05 pm
Johannesburg, Mar. 03 (ANI): New teams for the inaugural edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) have been reportedly grafted with World No. 1 Rafael Nadal set to represent Team Mumbai and World No.2 Novak Djokovic set to power Team Dubai and WTA star Serena Williams to represent Team Singapore.
Farah, Bolt, Nadal, Ronaldo nominated for Laureus World Sportsman of the Year honour  Feb 27, 11:27 am
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Olympic stars Mo Farah and Usain Bolt, along with Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel, tennis ace Rafael Nadal, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and basketball star LeBron James have reportedly been nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year honour.
Nadal offered 1.1 mln dollars per night for IPL-style International Premier Tennis League  Feb 26, 11:16 am
Sydney, Feb 26 (ANI): World number one Rafael Nadal is reportedly being offered 1.1 million dollars per night to play in three of the eight matches of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), which has borrowed its format from the lucrative Twenty20 tournament Indian Premier League (IPL).
Rafa wins Rio Open on injury return  Feb 24, 4:05 pm
London, Feb. 24 (ANI): Current World No.1 Spanish tennis ace, Rafael Nadal, beat Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in a return from his back injury at the Rio Open final.
`Cautious` Nadal `taking it easy` at Rio Open with still-recovering back  Feb 20, 10:34 am
Johannesburg, Feb 20 (ANI): World number one Rafael Nadal is reportedly taking easy at the Rio Open and is hoping that his back injury gets better.
Nadal to play in Rio Open after return from back injury  Feb 15, 4:08 pm
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Feb.15 (ANI): Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who injured his back while warming up for the Australian Open final almost three weeks ago, and eventually lost to Swede Stanislas Wawrinka, is likely to take part in next week's Rio Open.
Monfils beats Gasquet in Open Sud de France final to claim 5th career title   Feb 10, 10:29 am
Johannesburg, Feb. 10 (ANI): French Gael Monfils reportedly claimed his fifth career title after beating top-seeded Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday in the final of the Open Sud de France.
Nadal withdraws from Buenos Aires tournament due to 'lingering' back injury  Feb 7, 9:01 am
Johannesburg, Feb 7 (ANI): World number one Rafael Nadal has reportedly withdrawn from the upcoming ATP tournament in Buenos Aires because of a lingering back injury.
Nadal admits Oz Open final 'worst hour and a half' he ever spent on court  Feb 5, 10:06 am
Sydney, Feb 5 (ANI): World No.1 Rafael Nadal has admitted that the Australian Open final, which he lost to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka, was 'the worst hour and a half' he ever spent on a tennis court.
Nadal 'recovering well' from back injury ahead of Indian Wells tournament   Feb 5, 9:36 am
Johannesburg, Feb 5 (ANI): World number one Rafael Nadal is reportedly recovering well from the back problem that wrecked his chances of winning the Australian Open crown and he is planning to re-start his training this week in his native Spain.
Nadal still on top in ATP rankings  Feb 4, 9:25 am
Johannesburg, Feb. 04 (ANI): World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is reportedly still at the top of men's ATP rankings, ahead of Serbian Novak Djokovic and Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.
Spain, Serbia crash out of Davis Cup; France, Switzerland, Germany advance ahead  Feb 2, 10:28 am
Johannesburg, Feb 2 (ANI): Spain and Serbia have crashed out of the Davis Cup tournament while France, Switzerland and Germany have advanced to the World Group quarter-finals of the 114-year-old competition on Saturday.
Nishikori says 'Big Four' dominance of grand slams going to end soon  Feb 1, 2:04 pm
Tokyo, Feb 1 (ANI): Japan's ace tennis star Kei Nishikori said that Stanislas Wawrinka's Australian Open triumph could spell the beginning of the end of the grand slam dominance enjoyed by the 'Big Four' -- Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer.
Wawrinka reveals Federer was `crazy with joy` following World No.3's Oz Open victory  Jan 30, 11:48 am
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Newly-crowned Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has said that his compatriot Roger Federer was 'crazy' with joy after the new Swiss No.1 won his first Grand Slam title.
Nadal not intending to make any changes to schedule despite back injury  Jan 30, 10:55 am
Johannesburg, Jan 30 (ANI): World number one Rafael Nadal is reportedly not intending to make any changes to his schedule despite being hampered by a back injury while losing the Australian Open final to Stanislas Wawrinka on Sunday.
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