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MADRID, May 9 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal swept into the last four of the Madrid Open on Friday when he thumped Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-2 to set up a semi-final against unseeded Spanish compatriot Roberto Bautista or Colombian qualifier Santiago Giraldo.
May 8 (Reuters) - Andy Murray was overwhelmed 6-3 6-2 by Santiago Giraldo and champion Rafa Nadal showed signs of rustiness before reaching the Madrid Open quarter-finals with a 6-1 6-4 win over Jarkko Nieminen on Thursday.
May 8 (Reuters) - Eight-time grand slam champion Andre Agassi has picked Spaniard Rafa Nadal over Swiss maestro Roger Federer as the greatest tennis player ever, according to a newspaper report on Thursday.
MADRID, May 7 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal launched the defence of his Madrid Open title by breezing past Juan Monaco 6-1 6-0 on Wednesday to rediscover his touch on his favoured clay after surprise exits in his last two tournaments.
May 6 (Reuters) - The odds of the Federer twins winning a Wimbledon doubles title in the future have dramatically shortened after Roger Federer and his wife Mirka announced the birth of a second set of twins on Tuesday.