Given the way Rafael Nadal has been dominating men's tennis since February, it's hard to imagine any other player winning the 2013 French Open. Nadal has entered eight tournaments, winning six. He has lost just two of 38 matches since returning from his seven-month layoff in February—both of which occurred in the final match of a tournament. Show More Summary
Okay, so the men’s final in Rome was an avert-your-eyes blowout in which Rafael Nadal razed the game of Roger Federer. I’m still giving them a joint thumbs up because these two just don’t seem to quit, and no matter how often Nadal knocks...Show More Summary
Rafael Nadal's smashing performance over Roger Federer in the Italian Open is just a prelude to the 2013 French Open. The Rome Masters is now Nadal's third consecutive victory, his sixth this season, and he has reached the finals in every tournament. Show More Summary
Rafael Nadal has announced himself as the clear-cut man to beat at the French Open. This is no surprise. Nadal's legendary clay-court game has allowed him to dominate at Roland Garros over the years. Still, as good as Rafa's been on clay, we can't just hand him the title. Show More Summary
Novak Djokovic may be the No. 1 player in the world, but Rafael Nadal is the most dangerous player right now. Nadal—who breezed past Roger Federer on Sunday to win the 2013 Rome Masters—is on a remarkable run, even more remarkable considering he missed the second half of 2012 due to tendinitis in his knee. Show More Summary
Roger Federer will perform better than expected at the 2013 French Open. Prior to his defeat at the hands of Rafael Nadal in the Italian Open finals, Federer won every match in straight sets. And despite that lack of elite competition faced until Nadal, Federer provided a brief glimpse of his tenacity. Show More Summary
Rafael Nadal surprises Roger Federer to capture the title – Rome Masters 2013 In a battle between two former world number ones, Spanish star Rafael Nadal stunned the Swiss Maestro, Roger Federer, with a breadstick at the Internazionali BNL D’Italia 2013 on Sunday. Show More Summary
In the final of the 2013 Rome Masters, Rafael Nadal continued his clay-court dominance by decimating Roger Federer in straight sets. With the 6-1, 6-3 win, Nadal moves to 37-2 since returning from a seven-month injury layoff and earns his fifth tournament win in seven tries. Show More Summary
Rafael Nadal bulldozed Roger Federer in straight sets to win the Rome Masters. That impressive victory simply vaults the ante at the 2013 French Open, because Nadal's momentum is continuing to build. Prior to the Italian Open, he fell to Novak Djokovic in Monaco but then followed up with victories in Barcelona and Madrid. Show More Summary
In what was supposed to be a blockbuster men's final, Rafael Nadal made Roger Federer look average (at best) on Sunday, winning the Rome Masters in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3. It was Nadal's seventh title at this prestigious clay tournament. Show More Summary
Rafael Nadal ran through the Italian Open and that will hold true in the 2013 French Open. Although he was minutely challenged by Ernests Gulbis of Latvia and fellow countryman David Ferrer, Nadal hit another level in the semifinals and finals. Show More Summary
Rafael Nadal brushes away Roger Federer to secure seventh Italian Open title as Serena breezes past Victoria Azarenka.
Rafael Nadal controlled the Italian Open final from start to finish, beating Roger Federer 6-1, 6-3 today in the 30th meeting between the two stars. Nadal improved to 20-10 in his career against Federer, and won the Italian Open for the seventh time. He also showed once again that he'll...
In what was a completely dominating victory for Rafael Nadal, the Spaniard further proved his claim as the "King of Clay Courts" with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Roger Federer to win the 2013 Rome Masters championship. Bryan Armen Graham...Show More Summary
World number five Rafael Nadal defended his title at the ATP Rome Masters on Sunday with his easiest victory over Roger Federer ever, prevailing 6-1, 6-3 in just 72 minutes.
Rafael Nadal dominated 30th meeting with Swiss rival Roger Federer to secure seventh title in nine years in Rome.
The 2013 Rome Masters may feel like more of a tune-up to the French Open for elite tennis players, but it's always a great indicator on where these athletes stand. If it's any indication, Roger Federer is hot and that's never a good sign for Rafael Nadal. Show More Summary
Anyone hoping to put an end to Rafael Nadal's French Open dominance has to be disappointed with his Rome Masters performance. He appears ready to roll in Roland Garros once again. Rafa will enter the tournament looking to win his fourth consecutive title and his eighth in last nine years. Show More Summary
It is hard to know when an athlete has returned to his true form after missing time with an injury, but Rafael Nadal is clearly back. The tennis star missed seven months with a knee injury and then struggled when he returned to the court. Show More Summary
The 2013 Rome Masters has seen its fair share of surprises, but that didn't stop two of the world's best players from facing off in the final round, as Rafael Nadal will face Roger Federer. We've seen world No. 1 player Novak Djokovic bounced by Tomas Berdych and No. Show More Summary