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May 12, 2018 9:41 PM Real Madrid v Celta Vigo

Gareth Bale staked a claim for a Champions League final place with a first-half brace in Real Madrid’s 6-0 rout of Celta Vigo. Bale made it seven goals in his last nine Real games – the second against Celta was a stunning individual effort – to boost his hopes of starting for the European champions against Liverpool in Kiev on May 26. Isco, Achraf Hakimi 3

April 21, 2018 2:56 PM Rafael Nadal reaches Monte Carlo final after dismissing Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets and edge closer towards record 31st Masters title

Rafael Nadal remains on course for a record 31st Masters title after beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals on Saturday. The top-ranked Spaniard never looked in trouble as he beat the fourth-seeded Bulgarian for the 11th time in 12 career meetings. If Nadal wins Sunday's final, he will also keep his No 1 ranking. Should 29

April 16, 2018 8:02 AM Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal don't have the right balance: 'Offensively and defensively, it doesn't work'

The Gunners led at St James' Park through Alexandre Lacazette's 14th-minute strike, but a side featuring six changes from the one which drew in Moscow on Thursday evening to secure a Europa League semi-final berth eventually succumbed 2-1 to goals from Ayoze Perez and Matt Ritchie. Disappointed manager Wenger said: 'I think it's very difficult to combine 17

April 2, 2018 7:38 PM Romeo Beckham shows off skills in tennis lesson with Caroline Wozniacki

Victoria and David Beckham’s son Romeo proved he is a tennis ace during a private session with former world number one Caroline Wozniacki. A video posted on Instagram by proud mother Victoria shows Romeo, 15, hitting balls with Wozniacki in Miami. Victoria captioned the clip: “Amazing night watching @romeobeckham hit with @carowozniackiin Miami X kisses 13

March 27, 2018 1:44 PM Rafael Nadal named in Spain squad for Davis Cup quarter-final against Germany as he closes in on return after more than two months out

World No 2 Rafael Nadal has been named in Spain's squad for their Davis Cup World Group quarter-final against Germany in Valencia next month. The 31-year-old has not played in the competition since helping five-time winners Spain return to the top tier of world tennis with victory in India in 2016. Nadal was named in captain Sergi Bruguera's team alongside 16

March 2, 2018 5:54 PM Rafael Nadal confirms Indian Wells and Miami Open decision after hip injury recurrence

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from Indian Wells and the Miami Open after suffering a recurrence of a hip injury that has plagued his start to 2018. Nadal, 32, withdrew from this week's Mexican Open in Acapulco on Tuesday ahead of his opening round match against Feliciano Lopez, pulling out during a final practice session. The 16-time grand slam winner initially 26

March 1, 2018 5:39 PM Stan Wawrinka withdraws from Indian Wells and Miami amid Rafael Nadal uncertainty

World number 12 heading back to the practice court to "find his highest level" after knee surgery. A disappointing start to the 2018 season for Stan Wawrinka continues after the three-time Grand Slam champion announced that he is withdrawing from both forthcoming ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events at Indian Wells and Miami. Wawrinka was unable to defend 33

February 19, 2018 4:10 PM Rafael Nadal makes surprising claim over Roger Federer and world No.1 return

Rafael Nadal has indicated he will not compromise his schedule in an attempt to return to world number one after Roger Federer became the oldest player to top the rankings in tennis history. The 36-year-old only need a semi-final finish at last week's Rotterdam Open to replace the Spaniard at the summit of the ATP standings, but went on to scoop his second 27

February 13, 2018 12:08 PM 'I still had blonde hair' Federer goes candid on his first Rotterdam Open participation in 1999

The Swiss ace is gunning to become the oldest World No 1 eclipsing Andre Agassi's record. Agassi was 33 years old when he became the top ranked player in 2003. Federer only has to reach the semi-finals in the Rotterdam Open this week to guarantee his return to the top of the ATP World Rankings. The 36-year-old managed to lift his 20th Grand Slam title 23

February 10, 2018 12:15 PM 'Nole. No wonder,' Rafael Nadal responds to Novak Djokovic's 2012 Australian Open final video

Nadal and Djokovic played the 2012 Australian Open final — the match went on for almost six hours. Novak Djokovic, who is currently sidelined with an elbow injury, has been active on social media, sharing his fitness regime. He recently shared a post match video of his epic 2012 Australian Open final against Rafael Nadal, who too is recovering following 22