Tennis

Nadal wins Rome, back to No 1

Rafael Nadal has given his clay court rivals plenty to chew on ahead of the French Open with his eighth title in Rome.

Clay court specialist reigns supreme for eighth title in Italy and back to top of men's tennis.

Tennis youngsters' eyes opened

Tennis coach Sebastian Lavie is looking to bring his experience in Europe to help young Kiwi players.

Top coach Sebastian Lavie aims to inspire young New Zealand players.

Nadal overcomes crowd, Fognini

Rafael Nadal plays a backhand during his quarterfinal win over Fabio Fognini at the Italian Open in Rome.

Spaniard will become world No 1 again if he wins the Italian Open final.

Federer's victory over Father Time

Roger Federer keeps going for the pure love of playing.

OPINION: Swiss maestro's wise schedule has seen him continue to perform in his prime as he approaches 37, writes Oliver Brown.

Nadal avoids double blemish

Rafael Nadal is chasing the world No 1 spot in Rome this week.

Spanish tennis star puts to bed any doubt Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov's got his number.

Pliskova bashes umpire's chair

Karolina Pliskova took to the umpire's chair with her racquet after a bad call.

Former world No 1 takes out her frustration on umpire's chair with some big forehand smashes.

Venus defeats former partner

Michael Venus was able to get one over Ryan Harrison in Rome, the player he won the French Open with.

Michael Venus and Raven Klaasen have pulled off an impressive first round win in Italy.

Serena will play French Open - coach

Serena Williams, who has not played since March, will return for the French Open, according to her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

Coach says Williams will be ready to chase her 24th grand slam tournament.

Venus beaten in quarterfinal

Michael Venus and his South African playing partner Raven Klaasen went down in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Masters.

Kiwi falls in tight tussle at the Madrid Masters.

Nadal's record clay run over

Dominic Thiem of Austria is congratulated by Rafael Nadal after ending the Spaniard's world-record run on clay.

A day after breaking the record for consecutive sets won on the same surface, Rafael Nadal is toppled.

Venus battles from brink

Michael Venus is heading towards the top 10 in the world rankings ahead of his French Open title defence.

Michael Venus and his partner Raven Klaasen have had another memorable win at the Madrid Masters.

Nadal breaks McEnroe's mark

Rafael Nadal beat Diego Schwartzman in straight sets at the Madrid Open.

Spaniard wins his 50th straight set on clay at Madrid Open.

My travel life: Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki is the world's number two in women's tennis.

The women's world No. 2 tennis player lives out of a suitcase, but still loves checking destinations off her hit list.

Serena pulls out of Italian Open

Serena Williams is running out of tournaments to prepare for the French Open in Paris later this month.

A French Open tilt looks less likely for former world No 1 after another tournament withdrawal.

Venus wins epic in Madrid

Michael Venus and Raven Klaasen are into the second round of the Madrid Masters tournament.

New Zealand's top doubles player and his partner had a come from behind win in Madrid.

Djokovic defeats Nishikori in Madrid

Novak Djokovic  celebrates to the crowd after his straight sets victory against Kei Nishikori.

Former world No 1 has his best win in 10 months.

Sitak bows out in final

New Zealand doubles player Artem Sitak has lost his fifth ATP final with Wesley Koolhof.

New Zealand doubles ace comes up short yet again with Dutch partner in Estoril.

Mother of a quandary over Serena

Serena Williams wants to battle back to No 1 in the world following her break to have a baby.

OPINION: Tennis bosses unsure whether to seed Williams following her baby break, writes Simon Briggs.

Kafelnikov is 'Player B'

Yevgeny Kafelnikov retired in 2003 shortly after being informed he was under investigation.

Former world No 1 revealed as the tennis player who quit in 2003 amid a betting scandal.

Wimbledon prize money up

Wimbledon defending champion Roger Federer.

Singles winners to cash in with $4.4m prizes thanks to 7.6 per cent prize pool increase.

Nadal wins 11th Barcelona title video

Rafael Nadal poses with the trophy won with his 11th title victory at the Barcelona Open.

Imperious on clay, tennis superstar extends unbeaten streak on the surface to 46 sets with win in final.

Nadal wins 400th clay match

Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against David Goffin at the Barcelona Open.

Spanish tennis star into the Barcelona Open final after breezing past David Goffin.

Tennis NZ agree kids should play more

When coaching Chinese player Li Zhe, Christophe Lambert helped him and New Zealand No 1 Rubin Statham win the doubles at ...

National performance coach Christophe Lambert has got buy in from Tennis NZ about his vision for the sport.

Nadal makes in 42 sets in a row

World No 1 Rafael Nadal has now won 42 consecutive sets on clay.

World No 1 reaches semifinals in Barcelona and extends streak on clay to 42 sets.

Sitak bows out in Budapest

Artem Sitak will play in Portugal next week.

Kiwi Artem Sitak and his American partner lost two close sets in their quarterfinal match.

Tennis corruption 'tsunami' video

Tennis at the lower levels has been found to have a big integrity problem.

Hundreds of cases of crooked games in world tennis, report into the sport's integrity finds.

Djokovic loses to world No 140 video

Novak Djokovic is struggling to rediscover the form that made him world No 1.

Tennis star struggling to rediscover his form as he's bundled out of the Barcelona Open in the second round.

Sitak knocks over top seeds

Artem Sitak (left) and Wesley Koolhof have toppled the top seeds at the Hungarian Open.

Kiwi doubles player in big upset at Hungarian Open.

Nadal wins Monte Carlo Masters

Rafael Nadal of Spain in action  during day five of the ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo Rolex Masters at Monte-Carlo ...

Rafael Nadal won a record 31st Masters title after beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final on Monday.

New coach brings Canadian ideas

New Zealand national performance coach Christophe Lambert has big ideas on how to shake up the sport in New Zealand.

Christophe Lambert says the secret to tennis success is kids playing more matches in NZ.

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