Murray stuns Nadal to win Madrid Masters

Murray stuns Nadal to win Madrid Masters

Andy Murray defeated Spanish number one, Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time in his career to win the Mutua Madrid Open on Sunday.

The number two seed in Madrid needed just one hour and 28 minutes to stun Nadal and the partisan home crowd to lift the 10th Masters title of his career, but the first Masters he has ever won on clay and he did so without dropping a set during the entire week in Madrid. Read more »

Feng Shanshan poised for Buick Championships win

China's Feng Shanshan shifted into cruise control at the Buick Championship on Saturday as the world No. 5 carded a conservative three-under 69 to open up a seven-shot lead through three rounds of the China LPGA Tour-Ladies European Tour co-sponsored event.

The U.S. LPGA regular, a winner of 13 tournaments worldwide, was at 15-under 201 after 54 holes at Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club.

Norway's Marianne Skarpnord (69) and South Korean Kang Hyeon-seo (69) were a distant equal second at the 600,000 U.S. dollars championship, while Dane Nicole Broch Larsen had the best score of the day at 65 on the strength of two eagle-threes to sit fourth, nine shots off the pace. Read more »

Rafael Nadal will undergo stem cell treatment on back

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal seems ready to put this year behind him. His coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, told the DPA news agency that the ATP tour's No. 3 ranked player didn't have the treatment earlier in the year because it can take up to five weeks. It was a nagging injury, but he seemed able to play through it and did not want to miss such a large chunk of the season.

Now that he's missing this week's ATP Finals as he's recovering from an emergency appendectomy, it's time to put this year behind him and start getting as healthy as possible before the next Australian Open.

The Associated Press confirmed with Nadal's doctor that the treatment will start next week. The doctor told the AP, "we are going to put cells in a joint in his spine."

His troubles started during the men's final at the Australian Open in January, which he lost to Stan Wawrinka. Nadal, 28, went on to win at Roland Garros, but that would be the only highlight in his year. He was stunned by teenager Nick Kyrgios in the round of 16 at Wimbledon, then missed the remainder of the summer with a wrist injury.

It was expected that his wrist would heal in time for the U.S. Open, his coach said. Otherwise, the back treatment would have occurred during the summer. He planned to play in the ATP Finals this week, but was again forced to sit out after last week's appendectomy.

Next week's treatment will be similar to stem cell treatment he had on his knee last year, his doctor told the AP. He should be back to training in early December.

Can Roger Federer regain No. 1 in his career

Can Roger Federer regain No. 1 in his career

Roger Federer is considered as one of the greatest players in Tennis sport and leading champion by winning 17-major titles in men’s singles. Federer also ruling men’s singles game from past 14 years on the ATP World Tour. Federer is having fewer chances to regain No. 1 spot in the ATP Ranking Points this year, where he is trying hard to give tough competition to Novak Djokovic by end of the season.

33-year-old Roger Federer said he is not focused to reclaim No. 1 spot in the ATP Rankings, as he want to clinch three to five titles on the ATP World Tour and already bagged five titles so far. He added it is not easy to dethrone Novak Djokovic from No. 1 place and he is very happy with his performance especially in second half of the season.

Roger Federer, who has at No. 7 spot in the ATP Rankings last year and moved a place to No. 6 after showing high level performance in Swiss Indoors and Paris Masters in 2013 season. Federer had the best overall year compare to 2013 season and he is still hungry to win one more slam next year.

Swiss star has managed to be 100 percent fit throughout the season, which shows his ability to be fit for every tournament. Federer will definitely a role model for other tennis players, who are struggling with injuries. Rafael Nadal struggling with couple of injuries, while Andy Murray skips last year’s ATP Tour Finals event due to back injury.