Nadal wins his fourth Madrid title

Rafael Nadal won his first title of the European clay-court season on Sunday as a back injury forced Japan’s Kei Nishikori to retire during the final in Madrid.

Nadal out of the Monte Carlo Masters

World number one and eight-time champion Rafael Nadal is out of the Monte Carlo Masters after a straight-sets quarter-final defeat to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer on Friday. After losing a first-set tie break 7-1 Nadal twice dropped his serve in the second to lose 7-6 6-4 to the number six seed Ferrer.

Nadal regains top spot

Rafael Nadal will return to number one in the world rankings on Monday after reaching the final of the China Open. Nadal, who last topped the rankings in 2011, returned to action in February after eight months out with knee problems and has won 10 of the 12 finals he has contested since making his comeback, taking his Grand Slam …

Nadal wins seventh Italian Open title

Rafael Nadal won his seventh Italian Open title, beating Roger Federer 6-1 6-3 in the final at Rome’s Foro Italico. Nadal, the world number five, has now won six of his eight tournaments since returning in February from a seven-month break due to injury. He was runner-up in the other two tournaments.

Nadal wins Barcelona Open

Rafael Nadal beat David Ferrer 7-6 (7-1) 7-5 in two hours 40 minutes to win a seventh Barcelona Open title and becomes the first man in the Open era to capture two ATP events at least seven times. A week ago he won his eighth Monte-Carlo Masters.

Nadal wins Monte Carlo Open

Rafael Nadal won his eighth consecutive Monte Carlo Open, beating world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-1 in just seventy-eight minutes. It was Nadal’s first victory over the Serbian in eight recent attempts.

Nadal retains numero uno ranking after victory in Paris

Rafael Nadal proved a little too much for Roger Federer in the French Open at Roland Garros, winning 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 6-1 in a pulsating match. Nadal’s victory sees him collect a 10th Grand Slam title, draw level with Bjorn Borg on six Roland Garros crowns, improve his record at this tournament to 45-1 and retain the world number one …

Nadal wins in Monte Carlo

World numero uno Rafael Nadal remains unbeaten on clay since 2009 after a 6-4 7-5 win over David Ferrer in the Monte Carlo Masters. This was Nadal’s seventh Monte Carlo Masters title and he extended his winning run in this tournament to 37 matches.  

Nadal wins US Open

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic to win the US Open and complete his set of Grand Slam titles, triumphing 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2 in a rain-interrupted final at Flushing Meadows in New York.

Nadal regains Wimbledon crown

Rafael Nadal claimed his second Wimbledon title, and eighth Grand Slam title overall, with a convincing win over twelfth seed Tomas Berdych 6-3 7-5 6-4 in just two hours 13 minutes.