Rafael Nadal has criticised Wimbledon’s unique seedings formula, which could hinder his chances of a third title when the tournament starts on Monday.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal swept past Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to advance to his first final on clay this season at the Italian Open on Saturday. The eight-time Rome winner had been stunned by Tsitsipas, seeded eighth, in the semi-finals at the Madrid Open last weekend.
Defending French Open champion Nadal says he can’t wait to hit the clay courts of Roland Garros while French Open champion Halep says she won’t be burdened by expectations of repeating last year’s triumph.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal got his bid for a record-extending 12th French Open title off to the perfect start by brushing aside German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann, while world number one Novak Djokovic was also a comfortable victor in the first round at Roland Garros on Monday.
Portugal star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges, US prosecutors have announced.
With skateboarding making its Olympic debut in Japan next year, Cuban skateboarders are hoping their sport will finally be accepted at home.
Retired superstar Floyd Mayweather has been named "special advisor" to China's boxing team as they look to improve their medal count at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Chinese Boxing Federation said.