Rafael Nadal

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Dominic Thiem celebrates with the trophy in New York. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty

Novak Djokovic may still be the best player in men’s tennis but, in the self-inflicted absence of the world No1, Dominic Thiem, 27, can fairly lay cla(...)

Spain’s Pablo Carreño Busta celebrates his victory over  Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in the quarter-finals of the US Open. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

From day one, the 2020 US Open has delivered tales of the unexpected. And none surprised more than the expulsion of the world No 1, Novak Djokovic, wh(...)

Dominic Thiem after defeating Felix Auger-Aliassime during the fourth round of the US Open. Photograph: AP

Dominic Thiem laid down a marker with a crushing win over Felix Auger-Aliassime in the fourth round of the US Open. The Austrian second seed is the h(...)

Novak Djokovic has announced the launch of a breakaway men’s player union. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty

Novak Djokovic has announced the launch of a breakaway men’s player union, despite strong opposition from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.(...)

Novak Djokovic will travel to New York to play in the US Open. File photograph: Getty Images

Novak Djokovic has attacked the media, saying there is a witch hunt against him and insisting he felt no remorse over his ill-fated Adria Tour. The w(...)

Serena Williams will line up in this month’s US Open in New York. Photograph: Abbie Parr/Getty

Serena Williams remains committed to playing the US Open later this month and is also open to travelling to Europe for the clay-court season. William(...)

World number five Elina Svitolina will not play at this year’s US Open. File photograph: Getty Images

Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens are the latest big names to pull out of the US Open. World number five Svitolina and Bertens, ranked at seven, have (...)

Spanish star  Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next month’s US Open in New York. Photograph:  Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images

Defending champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the US Open citing concerns over coronavirus. The four-time winner at Flushing Meadows does not wan(...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates after his famous 2008 Wimbledon final victory over Roger Federer. Photograph: AFP/Getty

There are many images that stand out with Rafael Nadal. The lasso-like forehand that has wreaked havoc throughout his career; the pirate shorts and sl(...)

Novak Djokovic celebrates during a second round match at Wombledon 2019 - he went on to win the tournament. Photograph: Ben Stansall/Getty/AFP

In 2007, as Roger Federer wreaked havoc on the world, a young Serb with freakish flexibility and a wicked backhand began to put himself on the map. As(...)

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