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  • Nadal tops Djokovic for another French Open crown

    Nadal tops Djokovic for another French Open crown
    PARIS -- Rafael Nadal captured his fifth straight French Open title with a four-set victory over Novak Djokovic on Sunday. Nadal dropped the first set in the final, but bounced back and claimed a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 triumph for his ninth title in the...
  • Lukas Rosol channels Sampras, Laver and Federer versus Rafael Nadal

    The player who walked onto Centre Court at Wimbledon Thursday afternoon to face Rafael Nadal looked a lot like Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic. He was 6-feet-5, around 180 pounds and most of the back of his left calf was covered with a tattoo....
  • Wimbledon winners include Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

     Wimbledon winners include Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal
    WIMBLEDON — It rained late in the day Thursday at Wimbledon, leaving only Roger Federer's match under the closed roof to carry on. And that one didn't last long. Federer, racing against Father Time to win an eighth title here, sent Gilles Muller...
  • Rafael Nadal has shaky Wimbledon start, then wins convincingly

    Rafael Nadal has shaky Wimbledon start, then wins convincingly
    Three of tennis’ marquee players cruised down the road in first-round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday, and Rafael Nadal, perhaps the brightest star of all, traveled a bumpy path. That’s relatively speaking. Nadal lost a set. The others...
  • Teenager topples Nadal at Wimbledon

    Teenager topples Nadal at Wimbledon
    LONDON - Rafael Nadal's charge toward a third Wimbledon title came to a juddering halt in the fourth round on Tuesday when he was beaten by 19-year-old Australian wild card Nick Kyrgios 7-6(5), 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-3. Ranked 144th in the world, Kyrgios...
  • Maria Sharapova rallies to beat Ana Ivanovic at Porsche Grand Prix

    Maria Sharapova rallies to beat Ana Ivanovic at Porsche Grand Prix
    Maria Sharapova won her third straight Porsche Grand Prix tennis title on Sunday in Stuttgart, Germany, by coming from behind to defeat Ana Ivanovic, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Sharapova won her first tournament of the year and clinched the 30th title of her...
  • Andy Murray upset in Madrid Open; Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams win

    Andy Murray upset in Madrid Open; Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams win
    Andy Murray hit error after error Thursday and was eliminated from the Madrid Masters in the third round. The Wimbledon champion was overwhelmed by the 46th-ranked Santiago Giraldo, 6-3, 6-2. Murray's play was erratic throughout the match against the...
  • Rafael Nadal advances to Madrid Open semifinals; Serena Williams withdraws

    MADRID -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal gave his clay-court doldrums a boost by reaching the Madrid Open semifinals on Friday with a dominant performance against Thomas Berdych. In the women's tournament, two-time defending champion Serena Williams...
  • French Open facts

    What: The 113th French Open, second leg of the tennis Grand Slam, starts Sunday. Where: On the red clay courts at Roland Garros in Paris. Men's tournament: Defending champion is Rafael Nadal, the No. 1-seeded player and an eight-time French Open...
  • Novak Djokovic rallies to beat Rafael Nadal for Italian Open title

    Novak Djokovic rallies to beat Rafael Nadal for Italian Open title
    Novak Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday to win the Italian Open for the third time — then dedicated the title to his flood-hit native Serbia. Having also been beaten in Monte...
  • What you missed while watching the Hawks playoffs run

    What you missed while watching the Hawks playoffs run
    One of the side effects of Blackhawks Fever is that sports fans may have missed just about everything else grabbing headlines for the past month and a half. That's where RedEye comes in. Will Thibs stay or will he go? Is he leaving the Bulls? Will...
  • Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time

    Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time
    What are the Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time? There's quite a list to choose from. Here's our quick Top 10 list ... 10. Joe DiMaggio – Mr. Coffee Having a former baseball player promote a new coffee maker might not seem so out...