Tennis

Rafael Nadal returns to world No 1

Rafael Nadal will return to the top of the world rankings after Tomas Berdych retired with a back injury during their China Open semifinal on Saturday. Serb Novak Djokovic, who will lose top spot when the new rankings are announced on Monday, brushed aside Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 in the other semifinal to set […]

Djokovic sets up Wawrinka duel

New York – Defending champion Andy Murray crashed out of the US Open on Thursday as Stanislas Wawrinka pulled a shocker to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final, a match-up with world number one Novak Djokovic. Swiss ninth seed Wawrinka stunned the Olympic and Wimbledon champion 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, to book a last-four date with […]

Serena heads elite Toronto field

Toronto, Canada – World No 1 Serena Williams is eager to test herself against the world’s best, including Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, at the WTA Tour’s Rogers Cup that starts on Monday. Williams won the tournament the last time it was held in Toronto in 2011. It shifted to Montreal last year, where former Wimbledon […]