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World number one Rafael Nadal won his first European clay-court title of the season in front of a home crowd, claiming victory at the Madrid Open after Japan’s Kei Nishikori was forced to retire in the final from a back injury. 531 more words
R. NADAL/K. Nishikori 2‑6, 6‑4, 3‑0 (ret.)
THE MODERATOR: Questions in Spanish, please.
Q. Congratulations for your fourth title. Maybe it’s a little bit bitter because of the Nishikori’s retirement. 2,469 more words
Russia’s Maria Sharapova recovered from a nervous start to beat Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep and win her first Madrid Open title.
The former world number one battled back to win 1-6 6-2 6-3 and extend her unbeaten run on clay to 11 matches. 135 more words