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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 19

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 15

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 13

February 3, 2018 6:52 AM Rafael Nadal reveals his goal for the future amid 'madness' surrounding duel with Federer

Nadal had to pull out of his quarter-final clash against Marin Cilic in the Australian Open. Rafael Nadal has revealed that he will steer clear of the madness that is ensuing regarding protecting his number one spot which is up for grabs after Roger Federer closed the gap on the Spaniard following his 20th Grand Slam win in Melbourne last month 19

January 22, 2018 7:46 PM First look images show Ryan Thomas’s Neighbours debut

Ryan Thomas reveals a back riddled with scars in new images from his Neighbours debut. The former Coronation Street actor, 33, has swapped the cobbles for Erinsborough, playing an English tourist called Rafael Humphreys in the long-running Australian soap. Two first look images show Rafael getting settled in to the Backpackers – and revealing several 10

January 17, 2018 10:01 AM Rafael Nadal cruises past Leonardo Mayer in straight sets to reach third round of Australian Open

Rafael Nadal withstood a spirited performance from Leonardo Mayer to reach the third round of the Australian Open. The world No 1 was not as dominant as in his first-round win over Victor Estrella Burgos but that had a lot to do with the performance of Argentinian Mayer, who refused to allow Nadal to pull away. There was no real question of Mayer threatening 16

January 15, 2018 9:51 AM Third-seed Grigor Dimitrov through to second round of Australian Open after comfortable straight-sets victory over qualifier Dennis Novak

Grigor Dimitrov looked every inch the potential grand slam champion as he schooled qualifier Dennis Novak 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday. The Bulgarian third seed, a semi-finalist at Melbourne Park last year, barely got out of first gear as he displayed his considerable range of skills to oust his Austrian opponent 9

January 7, 2018 1:48 AM Nadal to play Kooyong exhibition ahead of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will make his return from injury at the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament to prepare for the Australian Open, which begins on Jan. 15. Nadal joins former No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, a six-time Australian Open champion, in using the Kooyong event to warm up for the year's first Grand Slam tournament 5

December 24, 2017 3:51 PM Serena Williams to make comeback in Abu Dhabi after giving birth

Serena Williams will return to tennis in Abu Dhabi next week, almost four months after giving birth. The American, 36, will play world number seven Jelena Ostapenko in an exhibition match on 30 December during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Former world number one Williams has not played since winning the Australian Open in January. Coach Patrick 20

December 20, 2017 5:49 AM Tomic to contest Brisbane qualifiers

Bernard Tomic's long road back will begin on the outside courts of the Queensland Tennis Centre next week, where he is expected to fight for a spot in the Brisbane International main draw. The Gold Coaster is one of 16 players vying for four berths, meaning he must win at least two matches to qualify for the season-opening event. The 25-year-old's stocks 2