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Rafael Nadal landed a record extending ninth French Open title this year and also reached the final of the Australian Open. But typical for the Spaniard in recent campaigns, those grand slam accomplishments mingled with further health woes.

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Mario Balotelli charged over Instagram post updated 13 days ago

Why always him?

After Photoshop tour, Roger Federer ready for real India updated 15 days ago

During his professional tennis career that began in 1998, Roger Federer has done a whole lot of traveling.

This time it's not a joke... Andy Murray to wed girlfriend Kim Sears updated 21 days ago

Andy Murray serves up changes to his support team but there is one person who isn't going anywhere -- his new fiancée Kim Sears.

How tennis 'conquered the world' updated 22 days ago

He's one of the leading movers and shakers in the tennis world -- and he has set his sights on world domination.

Roger Federer, Switzerland win first Davis Cup tennis title updated 24 days ago

A year that began in uncertainty for Roger Federer ended with a historic title for the 17-time grand slam champion and his country.

Roger Federer and Switzerland one win away from Davis Cup title updated 26 days ago

The stage is set for Roger Federer.

Roger Federer loses but Switzerland level with France in record Davis Cup final updated 26 days ago

Roger Federer lost to Gael Monfils as France drew level with Switzerland after the first day of the Davis Cup final.

Can Roger Federer and Switzerland recover for Davis Cup final? updated 28 days ago

It's one of the most individual sports, yet it sometimes demands that fierce rivals unify to compete against other countries in what could be called the World Cup of tennis.

Dream Team: How Goran Ivanisevic inspired Marin Cilic to hit the heights updated 29 days ago

He was barely a teenager, while on the other side of the net stood his country's most famous face.

Roger Federer: 'I've surprised myself this year' updated 30 days ago

At the start of 2014 even Roger Federer's most devoted fans would scarcely have believed he would end it within touching distance of the coveted world No. 1 ranking.

Novak Djokovic wins World Tour Finals after Roger Federer pulls out updated 32 days ago

Roger Federer handed his fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka a tough three-set loss in the semifinals of the World Tour Finals on Saturday. But it turns out the nearly three-hour epic also took something out of the 33-year-old.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to meet in final of World Tour Finals updated 33 days ago

Both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic were rattled at the World Tour Finals on Saturday but ultimately won their semifinals to set up a blockbuster.

Novak Djokovic in seventh heaven after clinching year-end No. 1 spot updated 34 days ago

A mixed season for Novak Djokovic is at least ending on a high.

Masterly Federer eliminates shell-shocked Murray from World Tour Finals updated 35 days ago

Britain's Andy Murray battled long and hard to make it to the ATP World Tour Finals but he may wish he hadn't following one of the most humiliating defeats of his career.

Victorious Murray sets up London showdown against in-form Federer updated 37 days ago

Local favorite Andy Murray was a man under pressure but it seldom showed as he kept his ATP World Tour Finals bid alive on Tuesday.

Novak Djokovic makes short work of U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic updated 38 days ago

Novak Djokovic was a man in a hurry.

Kei Nishikori makes memorable debut in ATP World Tour Finals updated 39 days ago

Kei Nishikori chose a timely moment to secure his first win over Andy Murray and leave the home hope facing an early exit from the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Caroline Wozniacki completes marathon, 'toughest physical challenge ever' updated 45 days ago

She had nightmares about taking part in the New York City Marathon -- in one she even dreamed she was dead prior to getting to the start line -- but it turns out Caroline Wozniacki need not have worried.

Novak Djokovic defeats Milos Raonic to claim Paris Masters title updated 46 days ago

Novak Djokovic strengthened his position atop the ATP world rankings Sunday with a convincing win over Milos Raonic in the final of the Paris Masters.

Roger Federer closes on Novak Djokovic in battle for No.1 spot updated 53 days ago

It seemed an unlikely prospect at the start of the year but Roger Federer has the very real chance of ending 2014 at the summit of the men's game for the sixth time.

Revenge so sweet for Serena Williams in WTA Finals showdown updated 53 days ago

Four days after suffering a humbling defeat to Simona Halep, Serena Williams turned the tables on the Romanian to win a fifth WTA Finals title with a crushing straight sets 6-3 6-0 victory in Singapore Sunday.

WTA Finals: Williams and Halep set for final rematch updated 53 days ago

Serena Williams will get the chance to avenge her worst defeat in 16 years on Sunday when she goes head to head with Simona Halep in the WTA Finals finale in Singapore.

WTA Finals: Maria Sharapova loses again, Serena Williams rebounds updated 56 days ago

A day after world No. 1 Serena Williams suffered one of the worst losses of her career at the WTA Finals, second-ranked Maria Sharapova wasn't that much better.

WTA Finals: Serena Williams suffers worst loss in 16 years updated 57 days ago

It's been that type of year for Serena Williams.

Serena Williams slams Russian tennis chief for 'sexist and racist' remarks updated 60 days ago

Serena Williams slammed Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for his "insensitive, sexist and racist" remarks in describing her and sister Venus as the "Williams brothers" on a late night TV chat show.

Tennis chief carpeted for 'insulting' Williams sisters updated 61 days ago

Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev apologized Saturday for referring to Serena and Venus Williams as the "Williams brothers" during a TV chat show.

Caroline Wozniacki: Nightmares won't stop my marathon dream updated 63 days ago

Caroline Wozniacki is known as one of the fittest players in tennis, but even the rejuvenated Dane is feeling anxious as she prepares to take part in the New York City Marathon in early November.

Shanghai win puts Roger Federer on a roll with world No.1 spot in sight updated 67 days ago

The Fed Express rolls out of China with no signs of slowing down yet as Roger Federer moves back up to world No.2 with Shanghai win.

Roger Federer eases Novak Djokovic aside to reach Shanghai final updated 68 days ago

Roger Federer produced an imperious performance to end Novak Djokovic's 28 match winning streak on Chinese courts and claim a place in the final of the Shanghai Masters tournament Saturday.

Rafael Nadal plays through the pain barrier despite appendicitis scare updated 71 days ago

Rafael Nadal may have warranted a reputation for playing through the pain barrier but surely not appendicitis.

Peerless Novak Djokovic extends incredible winning run in Beijing updated 74 days ago

Tomas Berdych finished the China Open final in Beijing Sunday with a broad smile on his face.

Djokovic on course for fifth China Open title updated 75 days ago

Novak Djokovic will look to seal a 24th straight win at the China Open final on Sunday after putting Andy Murray to the sword in Saturday's semis.

Li Na: Tennis glitterati bid long goodbye to a great updated 78 days ago

It was the long goodbye as China bid farewell to its sporting heroine in a tearful ceremony.

Rafael Nadal makes winning return after three-month injury absence updated 79 days ago

The last time Rafael Nadal came back from a long-term layoff, he enjoyed one of the finest seasons of an outstanding career -- reaching nine consecutive finals on his return from a knee injury, and winning both the French and U.S. Open grand slams in 2013.

Andy Murray survives five match points to break trophy drought updated 81 days ago

It's been 15 long months since he lifted a trophy and Andy Murray certainly did it the hard way.

Andy Murray through to Shenzhen final updated 82 days ago

Andy Murray will look to clinch the 29th singles title of his career on Sunday when he faces Spain's Tommy Robredo in the final of the inaugural Shenzhen Open in China.

The adventures of Photoshopped Roger Federer in India updated 83 days ago

Tennis star Roger Federer asked his 2.2m Twitter followers to send him on holiday to India... with hilarious results.

Toni Nadal courts controversy with 'old-fashioned' views on female coach updated 85 days ago

Toni Nadal usually lets his famous nephew Rafael do the talking with his tennis racket -- but he has criticized Spain's hiring of a female Davis Cup coach.

Kei Nishikori: 'It was a little bit crazy' updated 86 days ago

A fortnight after Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori played in the U.S. Open final, he sits down for a Q & A with CNN.

Ana Ivanovic continues revival with fourth title of 2014 updated 88 days ago

A battle of former World No.1's in Tokyo saw Ana Ivanovic continue her 2014 renaissance with a fourth title of the year as she beat Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki in the final Sunday.

Caroline Wozniacki faces Ana Ivanovic in Tokyo final updated 89 days ago

Caroline Wozniacki will take on Ana Ivanovic in Sunday's final of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

Li Na: Chinese trailblazer retires at the age of 32 updated 89 days ago

Asia's first grand slam singles champion Li Na has called time on her 15-year tennis career due to "chronic" knee injuries.

Roger Federer takes Switzerland into the Davis Cup final updated 90 days ago

Roger Federer led his country into November's final against France with a clinching singles victory in the semifinals against Italy.

Tennis grand slam lessons we've learned in 2014 updated 91 days ago

New champions, multiple first-time finalists, big names battling to regain glories -- this has been arguably the most unpredictable tennis season in over 15 years.

Williams delight at U.S. Open win: 'Chrissie, Martina, Serena ... oh my goodness!' updated 95 days ago

Serena Williams is without peer in the modern women's game and now she is on a par with two American tennis legends from the past.

Davis Cup: France beat Czechs to advance to final updated 96 days ago

France has booked a place in the Davis Cup final after taking an unassailable 3-0 lead over the Czech Republic in their semifinal tie at Roland Garros on Saturday.

Rene Lacoste: The lasting legacy of 'Le Crocodile' updated 98 days ago

It's December 1991 and France is on the verge of making tennis history.

Martina Navratilova Fast Facts updated 99 days ago

Here is a look at the life of tennis great Martina Navratilova.

U.S. Open: Kei Nishikori on the brink of beating Japanese greats updated 101 days ago

With his heroics at the U.S. Open in New York, Kei Nishikori has blazed a trail through history.

U.S. Open: Serena Williams overpowers Caroline Wozniacki to claim 18th grand slam title updated 101 days ago

After a year of doubt, Serena Williams proved that she is back and as strong as ever as the American secured her sixth U.S. Open title.

Djokovic, Federer humbled at US Open updated 103 days ago

World number one Novak Djokovic has sensationally been knocked out of the US Open.

U.S. Open: Caroline Wozniacki reaches final after stricken Peng retires updated 104 days ago

After Roger Federer's escape in the men's quarterfinals, there was yet more drama at the U.S. Open in Friday's women's semifinals.

U.S. Open: Roger Federer saves match points to beat Monfils updated 105 days ago

Roger Federer has reached the U.S. Open semifinals for the first time since 2011, but he sure had to do it the hard way.

Long wait over as Japan's Kei Nishikori makes first U.S. Open semi updated 105 days ago

It had almost been a century since the last Japanese man made the semis of a the U.S. Open.

U.S. Open: Marin Cilic beats Tomas Berdych to make semifinals updated 105 days ago

Marin Cilic booked his place in the semifinals of the U.S. Open for the first time in his career with a straight sets win over Tomas Berdych.

U.S. Open: Peng Shuai powers into semis; Roger Federer in last eight updated 106 days ago

China's population may be in excess of 1.3 billion inhabitants but only two of its players had ever reached a grand slam semifinal -- until Tuesday.

Althea Gibson: The 'she-ro' who inspired tennis to change updated 107 days ago

Over the course of her remarkable life, Althea Gibson was many things to many people -- an accomplished jazz singer, a saxophone player, an actress and the first black woman to play on the professional golf circuit.

U.S. Open: Caroline Wozniacki thriving after McIlroy split updated 107 days ago

Caroline Wozniacki has had her critics in the past. A defensive game and not landing a grand slam title while she was ranked No. 1 provided fodder for her detractors.

Ferrer, Sharapova stunned in U.S. Open updated 108 days ago

Fourth seed David Ferrer was sent crashing out of the U.S. Open by Frenchman Gilles Simon on Sunday, becoming the biggest men's scalp to be taken so far during the final grand slam of the tennis season, while former women's champion Maria Sharapova also exited.

U.S. Open third round: Petra Kvitova crashes out against qualifier updated 110 days ago

Day six of the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows and the shocks just keep on coming in the women's draw.

U.S Open: Venus Williams loses epic encounter with Sara Errani updated 111 days ago

Former champion Venus Williams loses epic at U.S. Open but there's a fairytale for qualifier Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

Serena Williams in a hurry at U.S. Open updated 112 days ago

For the serious contenders at grand slams, it's all about trying to advance with minimal fuss in the first week. That way they have plenty of energy left for when the competition picks up in the second week.

Cici Bellis: Teen sensation shines at U.S. Open updated 113 days ago

After shocking the tennis world at the U.S. Open, teen sensation Catherine "Cici" Bellis has set her sights on Ellen DeGeneres' couch.

Canada and tennis, eh? Yes, really updated 113 days ago

Canada and tennis? Really?

Petra Kvitova up and running in back-to-back grand slam bid updated 114 days ago

Petra Kvitova made a fine start to her bid for back-to-back grand slams with the loss of just one game in seeing off Kristina Mladenovic at the U.S. Open.

Andy Murray, Simona Halep toil but advance at U.S. Open updated 115 days ago

Andy Murray started the 2014 season off slowly, which might have been predicted given he had back surgery last fall. He picked up his game at the French Open only to suffer a bewildering loss to Grigor Dimitrov at Wimbledon as the defending champion.

A Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic rematch at U.S. Open? updated 119 days ago

Some tennis players say they look deep into draws. Others claim they simply look at their next opponent.

Boris Becker: Why I had to work with Novak Djokovic updated 119 days ago

At a time where former tennis greats are returning to the tour, there is one man whose presence looms large.

Novak Djokovic backlash 'all part of being Boris Becker' updated 120 days ago

It wasn't often Boris Becker was caught out by a barrage of volleys on the court -- but the tennis great says he was stunned by the level of criticism he received after being appointed as Novak Djokovic's coach.

Rafael Nadal misses U.S. Open with wrist injury updated 122 days ago

Rafael Nadal will miss the U.S. Open after the reigning champion couldn't recover in time from a right wrist injury.

Serena Williams wins Cincinnati Open updated 123 days ago

World number one Serena Williams won her first ever Cincinnati Open, and her 62nd career WTA title, by brushing aside Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-1.

Serena Williams battles back to deny Caroline Wozniacki in Cincinnati updated 124 days ago

Serena Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki for the second time in just over a week to move into the final of the Cincinnati Masters Saturday.

Williams moves serenely into Cincinnati semis updated 125 days ago

Serena Williams is through to the semifinals of the Cincinnati Masters after a convincing straight sets win over Jelena Jankovic.

Novak Djokovic suffers new setback with defeat in Cincinnati updated 126 days ago

Novak Djokovic will go into the U.S. Open without the match practice he was seeking after suffering his second straight third round defeat in a Masters 1000 tournament.

Cincinnati Masters: Can Novak break his duck? updated 129 days ago

Time waits for no man nor the players of the ATP and WTA tours as tennis' top men and women cross the border from Canada and head to Cincinnati, Ohio to compete in their second Masters tournament in consecutive weeks.

Agnieszka Radwanska and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga win Rogers Cup titles updated 130 days ago

Venus Williams could not find the energy and inspiration which had seen her defeat sister Serena in the last four as she slipped to a straight sets defeat to Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal Sunday.

Venus Williams overcomes sister Serena in Rogers Cup semifinal updated 131 days ago

Venus Williams rolled back the clock at the Rogers Cup in Montreal Saturday to claim victory over her younger sister and World No 1. Serena Williams for the first time in five years.

Serena and Venus Williams to meet in Montreal semifinals updated 132 days ago

Serena Williams maintained her dominance of Denmark's former world number one Caroline Wozniacki with a typical fightback in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Djokovic shocked in Toronto updated 132 days ago

World number one Novak Djokovic came back down to earth with a bump Thursday after being demolished 6-2, 6-2 by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round of the Toronto Masters.

Rogers Cup: Novak Djokovic takes positives from scare updated 133 days ago

Some players might not have wanted too much court time in their first match back after a layoff, but Novak Djokovic didn't appear to mind being pushed to the limits by Gael Monfils at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Eugenie Bouchard suffers shock defeat in front of home crowd updated 134 days ago

It was supposed to be something of a homecoming for Eugenie Bouchard, but the 20-year-old's return to Montreal for the WTA Rogers Cup only ended in disappointment.

Aussie teen sensation Nick Kyrgios on the march in Toronto updated 135 days ago

Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios won his first appearance at a Masters 1000 tournament in Montreal Tuesday.

Tennis: Serena Williams joins 200 club updated 136 days ago

After the highs of 2013, it hasn't been a great year for Serena Williams.

Knee injury forces Li Na out of U.S. Open updated 140 days ago

World No. 2 Li Na has pulled out of next month's U.S. Open with a knee injury.

Wrist injury puts Rafael Nadal's U.S. Open title defense in doubt updated 141 days ago

Rafael Nadal's hopes of successfully defending his U.S. Open title have been dealt a serious blow after the Spaniard revealed he has sustained a wrist injury during a practice session.

Serena Williams fighting fit after Wimbledon illness scare updated 142 days ago

It was one of the most disturbing sights Wimbledon has witnessed.

Courting couple seal perfect love match updated 146 days ago

On a small tennis court in the Netherlands, love took center-stage.

IMG and Bernard Tomic end partnership updated 154 days ago

IMG, the behemoth sports management agency that represents three of tennis' biggest stars in Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic and Li Na, is no longer working with controversial Australian Bernard Tomic.

Viktor Troicki returns after doping purgatory updated 154 days ago

Languishing in the tennis equivalent of purgatory, the road to redemption for Viktor Troicki is likely to be a long one.

U.S. Open prize money triples in a decade updated 161 days ago

Traveling the world playing professional tennis isn't as lucrative as it appears. If you're outside the top 100, the consensus is that making a profit is difficult.

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in classic Wimbledon final updated 165 days ago

Roger Federer and Eugenie Bouchard, one experienced and the other almost a rookie, started as clear crowd favorites in the men's and women's finals at Wimbledon this weekend.

Wimbledon: Petra Kvitova thrashes Eugenie Bouchard to take 2014 crown updated 166 days ago

Petra Kvitova defeated Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to claim her second Wimbledon title Saturday.

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer reach men's final updated 167 days ago

If Novak Djokovic wants to win a second Wimbledon title, he'll have to perform better in the final against Roger Federer than in his semifinal Friday.

Eugenie Bouchard reaches first grand slam final; Petra Kvitova awaits updated 168 days ago

Petra Kvitova reaches the Wimbledon final with a straight sets victory over fellow Czech Lucie Safarova.

Teen who took down Rafael Nadal brought back to earth updated 169 days ago

The teen who stunned the world of tennis Tuesday from Wimbledon's Centre Court, beating Rafael Nadal in an audacious, four-set victory laced with fun and brazen moves, has had his fairytale first Wimbledon brought to an close.

Wimbledon: Andy Murray dumped out by Grigor Dimitrov updated 169 days ago

This was not how it was supposed to end.

Wimbledon: Eugenie Bouchard makes semifinals updated 169 days ago

Eugenie Bouchard has already established herself as the new face of women's tennis -- and now she's just two wins away from claiming her maiden grand slam title.

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