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

Roger Federer pairs with Rafael Nadal in 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 farewell 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

Rafael Nadal fires back over John McEnroe’s criticism at US Open

Rafael Nadal fires back over John McEnroe's criticism at US Open

Rafael Nadal had some unfinished business after his first-round win at the US Open. The four-time champ at Flushing Meadows was asked about recent comments made by ESPN analyst and tennis legend John McEnroe after the Spaniard’s 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win over Aussie Rinky Hijikata on Tuesday night. McEnroe has long been critical of … Read more

Borna Coric spoils Rafael Nadal’s return from 6-week layoff with 3-set win at Western & Southern Open

Borna Coric spoils Rafael Nadal's return from 6-week layoff with 3-set win at Western & Southern Open

MASON, Ohio — Borna Coric spoiled Rafael Nadal’s return from a six-week layoff, beating the Spanish star 7-6 (9), 4-6, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the Western & Southern Open. The winner of a men’s record 22 Grand Slam championships, including two this year, hadn’t played since July 6 after an abdominal tear forced him … Read more