The five-time US Open champion further said that Nagal is much of a clay-court player as he has played his majority of tennis on the red soil.
Sumit Nagal is one of four other Indian players who have qualified for the main draw of a Grand Slam in singles.
There were a few however, who appreciated the fact that the boy had a book in his hand not a phone or a kindle.
The world number 301 Cori Gauff on Monday defeated Venus 6-4, 6-4 in a match that lasted for an hour and 19 minutes.
Nadal’s 12th French Open title strengthens his position in his bid to end the year as No. 1 for the fifth time, after 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2017.
Here is how the two fared in their last six encounters
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“I can’t believe it. I’ve been working so hard but I can’t believe it’s paid off like this. This is more than anything I could ask for,” says Anisimova after her quarterfinal win.
Djokovic has 12,355 points ranking first, followed by Spain’s Rafael Nadal (7,945) and Roger Federer of Switzerland (5,950).
Nadal has now won nine trophies at the clay-court event in the Italian capital, a record in the history of the tournament.
Nadal moves on to the last four of the competition, where he will face Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Miami: Switzerland’s Roger Federer has advanced to the men’s final of the Miami Open after defeating Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-2, 6-4 in the semi-finals. Federer, 37, will play for the title in Miami for the first time since 2017 when he won his third trophy there, reports Efe news. The[Read More…]
Miami: Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, ranked 25th in the world, became the surprise of the ninth day at the Miami Open Masters 1000, overcoming the world number one Serbian Novak Djokovic 1-6, 7-5 and 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals. Djokovic, 31, who was looking to get his seventh title[Read More…]
Indian Wells (California): Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, arguably the two greatest men’s tennis players of all time, have set up a dream semi-final at the BNP Paribas Open with straight-set victories. In the day’s first quarter-final on Friday, Federer quickly seized control of his match against Hubert Hurkacz by[Read More…]
Swiss Roger Federer, a five times Indian Wells champion, has qualified for the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells tournament, the first Masters 1000 of the season, by defeating the UK’s Kyle Edmund 6-1 and 6-4 in 64 minutes. Federer, current world number four, disarmed his opponent from the beginning and[Read More…]
Rio De Janeiro: The first day of play at the Rio Open was suspended without a completed match because of heavy rain. Only two matches got underway on Monday evening on the outdoor clay of the Jockey Club Brasileiro before rain forced players off the court, reports Xinhua news agency.[Read More…]
London: Serbian Novak Djokovic stayed on top of the ATP rankings issued on Monday after being crowned at the 2019 Australian Open. Rafael Nadal is on the second spot of the currently announced ATP men’s singles rankings. Following are the latest ATP men’s tennis rankings with an unchanged top 10,[Read More…]
Kolkata: Although India have been keen on playing on grass for their Davis Cup World Group qualifier against Italy, national coach Zeeshan Ali on Wednesday said it won’t be so easy for the hosts considering the players haven’t played on grass for a long time. The Indians sweated it out[Read More…]
Melbourne: Russia’s Maria Sharapova defeated defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 here on Friday. The 30th-seeded 2008 Australian Open champion recorded her first win against Denmark’s Wozniacki (seeded third) in a grand slam, as Sharapova was defeated by the Dane at the 2010 and 2014 US Opens,[Read More…]