Nadal happy again after conquering his emotions IMAGE: Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his match against Canada’s Milos Raonic. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images Former world No 1 Rafael Nadal says regaining control of his emotions has sparked a resurgence that continued on Thursday when he reached the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals with victory over Canadian Milos Raonic.Seeded eighth, the Spaniard has won three titles this year but struggled to find the form that earned him 14 Grand Slam titles. He suffered a crushing second-round defeat by Dustin Brown at Wimbledon and followed that with a third-round exit at the US Open to Fabio Fognini, but since arriving in China the 29-year-old has looked more like his old self. Although he was hammered by world No 1 Novak Djokovic in the Beijing final last week he still enjoyed a good run, and this week he posted back-to-back wins over Ivo Karlovic and Milos Raonic -- two of the biggest servers in the game. His … [Read more...] about Nadal is enjoying his tennis, again!
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal set for semi-final clash in London IMAGE: Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates victory in his men's singles match against Andy Murray. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Rafael Nadal will be pose a significant Grand Slam threat again next year after showing signs of returning to his best, according to two of the Spaniard's greatest rivals.Spaniard Nadal slumped to 10th in the world rankings this year after a crisis of confidence and form, but since a third-round defeat at the US Open by Italian Fabio Fognini he has rediscovered his old spark. So far this week at the ATP World Tour Finals he has beaten World No 4 Stanislas Wawrinka and No 2 Andy Murray, without dropping a set to reach the semi-finals with a match to spare, where he will face world No 1 Novak Djokovic. Serbia's Djokovic, who trails Nadal 23-22 but has won all three matches this year, says the 29-year-old is over his slide. "It's a fact that he's been playing better and he's been raising … [Read more...] about Nadal is back with a bang; proving to be a ‘threat’ again