Rafael Nadal

Winter Olympics speed skaters and the athletes whose unusual bodies suit their sports

With attention in Pyeongchang now turning to the thrills and spills of short-track speed skating, there has been some talk about the skaters' unusual …

Giannis Antetokounmpo

French Open 2018: favorites and predictions in men’s singles

French Open 2018: It comes as no surprise that Rafael Nadal is the favorite in men’s singles. Here’s a look at others with a chance though.<p>French …

Tennis

What if Gordon Ramsay was a Hogwarts professor?

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay watches the fourth round match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Diego Schwartzman of …

Gordon Ramsay

Federer confirmed as oldest world number one

Roger Federer officially returned to world number one as the latest ATP rankings were released on Monday, replacing old rival Rafael Nadal at the …

Alexander Zverev

Thanasi Kokkinakis wins in latest return from injury

Thanasi Kokkinakis has kicked off another return from injury with a win in Mexico amid some positive news for the luckless Australian.<p>0:36<p>Fognini …

Tennis

Murdoch's Fox seeks to win bid approval by extending Sky News guarantee

LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has strengthened its offer to protect the independence of Sky's loss-making news channel to try to overcome regulatory concerns about Fox's takeover of the parent company.<p>Britain's competition regulator has said Fox's $15.7 billion deal …

The City

Tennis stars weigh in on Federer/Nadal rivalry

2018-02-20 13:22<p>Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (AP)<p>Cape Town - Several WTA stars have offered their opinion on the ongoing battle for the World No 1 …

Sport (South Africa)

Roger Federer: The Timeless Champion

Roger Federer today begins his 303rd week at No. 1 in the ATP Rankings at the age of 36, more than 14 years after rising to top spot.Tellingly, 10 …

Tennis

Roger Federer, after 4 years absent from the top, becomes oldest No. 1 in history

Even after he went more than four years without a Grand Slam title, even after the first operation of his career led to the first prolonged absence …

Tennis

Is the CrossFit Open the biggest sporting competition on Earth?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Half a million athletes directly competing against each other on a level playing field at the same time. A logistical and practical impossibility, right?<p>Perhaps not.<p>On February 22, in an event known simply as "the Open," an estimated 500,000 CrossFit athletes from all over the world will …

CNN

'Crazy' 2017 Behind Him, Shapovalov Ready For First Full Year On Tour

The demands of a pro tennis player can be omnipresent. The autographs. The media interviews. The travel. And they can arise at any moment, such as …

Tennis

Andre Agassi sees Nick Kyrgios as unparalleled talent

Tennis great Andre Agassi weighed in on who has the most talent in the sport of tennis. He comes in heavy with an opinion on Nick Kyrgios.<p>Andre …

Sports

Anderson beats Querrey to win New York Open title

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Kevin Anderson had already dealt with the disappointment of falling short in a final in New York.His surprising run to the U.S. …

Sam Querrey

New York Open Stays Out of the Way in Tournament’s First Year

The public address system thundered “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses as two sheepish tennis players emerged from behind a cloud of machine-made smoke, only to be greeted by roughly 50 fans sitting quietly at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.<p>This was no jungle. It was the first day of the …

Sports

Roger Federer Is The Oldest No. 1 In Men's Tennis History And Also Everyone's Dad Now

Robin Haase started strong but appeared to vomit into a garbage can during a changeover in the final set of today’s 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 loss to Roger …

Sports

Dolphins Staff Donates To Family Of Aaron Feis

Federer sets several records by clinching return to No 1<p>Published<p>10 mins ago<p>on<p>Feb 16, 2018<p>Presse Sports-USA TODAY Sports<p>Well over a decade after he …

Roger Federer

How Laundry Gets Done at the Olympics

The sweaty, smelly business of keeping clothes clean at the games.<p>For the three weeks of the Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang, South Korea, is playing host to nearly 3,000 athletes, 15,000 volunteers, 6,000 broadcast personnel, and thousands of officials, coaches, and crew members — and all of their …

Figure Skating

Federer faces Kohlschreiber hurdle in Rotterdam in quest for world domination

Roger Federer takes on fellow veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber on Thursday in the last 16 at the ATP tournament in Rotterdam just two wins from becoming …

Tennis

Investigating Why Today’s Sporting Champions Prove That Life Begins At 30

Shaun White, 31. Roger Federer, 36. Lewis Hamilton, 33. Rafael Nadal, 31. Tom Brady, 40. What do all of these professional athletes have in common?In …

Shaun White

Ronaldo inspires Real Madrid’s come-from-behind victory over PSG; Federer begins bid for number one with easy win

Basketball<p><b>Jordan has career-high 30 points in Clippers’ win</b><p>DeAndre Jordan scored a career-high 30 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as the Los …

Soccer

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Sport<p>Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insisted on Monday that the "time is now" for his team to make a serious mark in Europe, but …

Soccer

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (W): No. 13, Sanchez Vicario

<b>Tennis has been transformed over the last five decades by TV, money, technology, equipment, fashion and politics. But through all of that, the</b> …

Tennis

Why this year is so important for Kei Nishikori

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- John McEnroe was there to greet Kei Nishikori at the end of the tunnel leading from the court to the backstage area under the …

Kei Nishikori

Winter Olympic Psychology: The Science Behind Pre-Game Rituals

Recent research shows that an athlete’s seemingly obsessive movements prior to competition may actually boost performance.<p>If you’re watching the …

The Brain

Tough Call: Who will end 2018 at No. 1—Federer, Nadal or the field?

<i>Every week Tennis Channel and Tennis.com will be introducing a Tough Call around a thought provoking topic - and our panel of experts will chime in</i> …

Tennis

Isner upset by Albot at New York Open

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Third-seeded John Isner was upset by Radu Albot of Moldova 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the second round of the New …

Sports

Acapulco to Host 25th Mexican Tennis Open

Mexico is set to welcome tennis’ biggest and brightest stars.<p>The Mexican Tennis Open, scheduled to take place at the Acapulco Princess Mundo Imperial …

Marin Cilic

10 things to know about Rafa before he hits The Queen’s Club

It has been ten years since Rafael Nadal collected the ultimate treble by winning Roland Garros, The Queen’s Club Championships and Wimbledon.<p>He has …

Tennis

Read & Watch: Felix's 'Encouraging' Debut

For the record, Felix Auger-Aliassime's tour-level career began perfectly. On the very first ball he hit, the 17-year-old cut an ace out wide against …

Tennis

Roger Federer the greatest ever? He would lose to McEnroe and Borg: Boris Becker

He is a 20-time Grand Slam champion but Boris Becker does not believe Roger Federer would be able to beat John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg in their …

Tennis