MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep were sent crashing out of the Australian Open first round on Tuesday as a dramatic day of upsets shifted the landscape of the year's first Grand Slam.
PARIS: Defending champion Rafael Nadal continued his domination on the clay court as he qualified for the quarter final of the French Open whereas Andy Murray and David Ferrer also recorded won their respective matches to qualify for the last eight stage of the grand slam, ARY News reports. Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated Serbia's Dusan Lajovic of 6-1, 6-2 and 6-1 to enter the quarter finals of the grand slam. David Ferrer of Spain defeated Kevin Anderson of South Africa to qualify for the quarter finals of the French Open.…
PARIS: Concerns that Rafael Nadal's reign as king of Roland Garros might be in jeopardy due to an aching back proved wide of the mark on Monday as the world number one led a Spanish charge into the French Open quarter-finals. On the day that Spanish King Juan Carlos abdicated his throne, there was no danger of his compatriot doing the same in Paris as the eight-times champion produced a 6-1 6-2 6-1 demolition job on Serbian Dusan Lajovic. Next up will be fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, who lost last year's final to Nadal but…