US Open Championship in New York.
Tennis great Billie Jean King, center, waves to the cheering crowds as she is joined by fellow U.S. Open champions ( left to right) Ron Laver, Stan Smith, Ilie Nastase, Chris Evert, John Newcombe and Guillermo Vilas as they take part in the opening ceremony which commemorates the 40th year of the U.S. Open at the U.S. National Tennis Center on August 25, 2008 in Flushing Meadows, New York. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
Fifth-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain racked up his seventh Italian Masters title Sunday, dispatching Roger Federer in straight sets in the Rome final.
Rafael Nadal collected his 51st ATP title and 37th on a clay court by winning the Brazil Open but it didn't lead to any change in the ATP Top 10.
Patrick wins Daytona pole position ... Galaxy's Donovan back in late March ... Nadal is back with Brazil Open victory ... Merrick edges Beljan in Calif. playoff ... Sports news from United Press International.
Former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal recorded his first victory since last year's French Open Sunday, besting David Nalbandian for the Brazil Open title.
Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed spots in the ATP World Tour Finals championship Saturday with semifinal wins in London.
Roger Federer picked up his 800th match victory during Friday's quarterfinal play of the BNP Paribas Masters tennis tournament in Paris.
Rafael Nadal defeated David Ferrer in a championship match for the second straight week Sunday, besting him 6-2, 6-4 for the Barcelona Open title.
Argentine Juan Martin del Potro upset world No. 1 Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 Monday to win the 2009 U.S. Open.
Argentine Guillermo Canas pulled off the big one Sunday with his 7-5, 6-2 victory in the Pacific Life Open -- snapping Roger Federer's 41-match winning streak.
Budding men's tennis star Rafael Nadal of Spain Sunday beat fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0, to win the Open Seat 2006 at Barcelona, Spain.