Rafael Nadal said Tuesday that he is in confident mood ahead of his first match of the Rome Masters, despite his semifinal defeat to Andy Murray in Madrid last week.
Andy Murray split with coach Amelie Mauresmo on Monday, ending a groundbreaking two-year relationship during which the British star improved as a clay-court player but failed to add to his collection of Grand Slam titles.
Rafael Nadal will face defending champion Andy Murray in the Madrid Masters semifinals after extending his perfect start to the European clay-court season to 13 matches with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa on Friday.
World No.1 Novak Djokovic racked up his 30th win of a dominant season with a 6-2, 6-1 destruction of Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the Madrid Masters quarterfinals on Thursday.
Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal stretched his perfect start to the European clay-court season to 11 matches with a routine 6-3, 6-3 win over Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov to reach round three of the Madrid Masters on Tuesday.
World number one Serena Williams heads to the WTA Madrid Open this week unusually still searching for her first tournament win of the season.
The Santaizi ATP Challenger, which incorporates Taiwanese features, kicked off in Taipei, with all home players defeated on the opening day.
Fresh from winning his ninth Monte Carlo Masters title, Rafael Nadal is back in Spain to try and win the Barcelona Open for the ninth time.
Rafael Nadal is glad he won a ninth Monte Carlo Masters title the hard way, after defeating Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 in an error-strewn final Sunday.
Rafael Nadal beat Andy Murray 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to play for his ninth Monte Carlo Masters title.