Tags: Nadal, Rafael

Rafael Nadal Avenges Loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas to Reach Rome Final

ROME — After losing in the semifinals of three consecutive clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal looked more like his old, dominant self when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-3, 6-4, on Saturday to reach the Italian Open final. It was a measure of revenge for Nadal after losing to Tsitsipas in three sets in a semifinal in…

Roger Federer Gets the Pope Treatment on a Chaotic Day at the Italian Open

ROME — The frenzied scene Thursday at the Italian Open looked like something more common in nearby Vatican City. After Roger Federer had won his second match of the day, he left the Grandstand court, climbed into a golf cart and rode down the long main pathway of the Foro Italico, through throngs of fans…

Madrid Open: An Ascending Tsitsipas Upsets Nadal in Semis; Bertens Wins Women’s Title

MADRID — A year ago, Stefanos Tsitsipas was still a teenager and still playing in the qualifying tournaments of some of the most prestigious events on clay. But he has come a long way in a short time, often a mark of tennis greatness. Late Saturday night with the crowd and the odds very much…