Rafael Nadal can’t hold back the tears as rival Roger Federer bids an emotional farewell to tennis

Rafael Nadal can’t hold back the tears as rival Roger Federer bids an emotional farewell to tennis after their doubles defeat at the Laver Cup… with the Spaniard admitting he was left ‘shaking’ during their loss against Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe Tennis superstar Roger Federer brought his illustrious career to an end on Friday … Read more

Roger Federer brings down the curtain on his career with a defeat, but still dazzles alongside longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal

CNN — Roger Federer’s career may have ended in a defeat on Friday, but the five-minute standing ovation that followed was testament to the unique, indelible mark he left on the sport of tennis. The adulation of the crowd, seemingly endless rounds of applause and chants of “Roger, Roger, Roger,” reduced Federer to tears. “I’m … Read more

Roger Federer brings down the curtain on his career with a defeat, but still dazzles alongside longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal

CNN — Roger Federer’s career may have ended in a defeat on Friday, but the five-minute standing ovation that followed was testament to the unique, indelible mark he left on the sport of tennis. The adulation of the crowd, seemingly endless rounds of applause and chants of “Roger, Roger, Roger,” reduced Federer to tears. “I’m … Read more

Roger Federer pairs with Rafael Nadal in the last match, falls in doubles at Laver Cup

LONDON — This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federer and for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport. Federer bid adieu Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that included 20 Grand Slam titles … Read more

Roger Federer, a genius who made tennis look effortless

CNN — We are living through a period where the expected has surprised. In life, there is always an ending. Always. We know this. We anticipate this. We try to prepare for this. But when the passage of time forces a chapter to inevitably close, the reality of it all still stuns like a thunderbolt. … Read more

Tiafoe ends Nadal’s 22-match Slam streak in US Open 4th Rd

NEW YORK (AP) — Frances Tiafoe’s vision was blurry from tears. He was thrilled — overwhelmed, even — when the last point was over and it hit him that, yes, he had ended Rafael Nadal’s 22-match Grand Slam winning streak Monday and reached the US Open quarterfinals for the first time. “I felt like the … Read more

Fighting at 40: Older fans take heart in Serena’s success

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine if they could bottle a potion called “Just Serena.” That was Serena Williams’ succinct, smiling explanation for how she managed — at nearly 41, and match-rusty — to defeat the world’s second-ranked player and advance Wednesday to the third round of a US Open that so far, doesn’t feel much … Read more

Shirtless Rafael Nadal soaks up the sun on a yacht in Formentera

He dramatically pulled out of Wimbledon last week on the eve of his semi-final against Nick Kyrgios with an abdominal tear. And Rafael Nadal was taking some time out to relax after the disappointing tournament as he enjoyed a holiday in Formentera on Monday. The 36-year-old Spaniard showed off his sporty physique as he soaked … Read more

Nick Kyrgios disappointed after Rafael Nadal withdrew at Wimbledon, anxious about the final

LONDON — Nick Kyrgios felt “disappointment” when he first heard Rafael Nadal had withdrawn from their Wimbledon men’s singles semifinal. Then he said he only managed one hour of sleep on Thursday night and was “a reckless ball of energy” as he processed the news. Nadal withdrew from their semifinal with an abdominal injury, meaning … Read more

Novak Djokovic defeats Jannik Sinner to reach Wimbledon semifinals

He’s no Jock’.Image: Getty Images It’s getting to the point where whenever Novak Djokovic gets down two sets at a Grand Slam, he’ll be an even bigger favorite than he was at the start of a match. If he isn’t already. For the seventh time in his career, Djokovic pulled off the feat yesterday at … Read more